Waterfall Asset Management Offices – New York City

Seeking a larger space to cater to their growing team, Waterfall Asset Management has moved into their refreshed and redefined headquarters located in the heart of New York City’s Midtown.

  • Client Waterfall Asset Management,
  • size 44,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location New York City, New York, United States,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • Spector Group has recently accomplished the design of the Waterfall Asset Management offices, an investment management firm, located in New York City, New York.

    The design, led by Scott Spector and his team, marks a complete departure from the previous white minimalist prebuild palette often seen among asset management firms; creating a modern custom look that represented the true nature of the Waterfall Asset Management brand.

    The approach combines elements of corporate and hospitality design including French walnut paneling, exposed black ceilings, individually designed conference rooms, greenery juxtaposed with stone finishes, and varied lighting to create a curated space that offers both a contemporary and mature working environment.

    At the core of Waterfall’s new headquarters is the common café, incorporating a combination of banquette seating, private booths, and open conference tables. The space provides a casual environment to gather socially, host private meetings or break out for small group team meetings. Open to the trading floor with an extended line of sight, the lighting in the café is intentionally dimmer, creating a comfortable environment where employees can reprieve from the hustle of the trading floor.

    The growth of Waterfall Asset Management was key in executing the design brief, both in terms of capturing the evolution and maturation of the existing brand, and in creating a workspace that appeals to the current workforce, as well as attracting new talent.

    Being on the 50th floor you are welcomed at reception with rich natural light and amazing views, guiding your journey throughout the space. The new design allows for the alignment and organization of departments, while building relationships between teams. Equally important was the inclusion of flexible space planning, placing emphasis on a layout that would adjust and accommodate organizational growth with minimal disruption.

    Spector Group specializes in designing custom innovative workplaces for the future, tailored to clients’ specific needs and goals. Some of the firm’s most recent office projects include Rauxa, Business Insider, CPC, Indeed, Audible and Chase’s flagship branch in New York.

    Design: Spector Group
    Photography: Ben Gancsos