Rockefeller Group Offices – New York City

Rockefeller saw their office relocation in New York City as a chance to design a space that elevates the firm’s work and creates a more connected culture that helps drive increased productivity and innovation.

  • Client Rockefeller Group,
  • size 40,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location New York City, New York, United States,
  • Industry Real Estate Services,
  • Fogarty Finger was engaged by real estate developer, Rockefeller Group, to design their 40,000 square-foot offices located in New York City, New York.

    The space needed to include an expansive common area, incorporate better technology and sustainable practices, reflect the company’s legacy and brand, and inspire employees.

    The relocation concludes a six-year, $625 million redevelopment of the former Time & Life Building, positioning the developer’s own headquarters at the center of the reborn mid-century modern landmark. Everything in the new office reveals how the company approaches design and development today, with careful attention to materials and architectural details that enhance quality of life through the built environment.

    The workplace was designed around and for employees. It showcases Rockefeller’s design aesthetic, and presents that capability and brand experience to clients and partners. Hospitality elements are infused throughout including darker, shared spaces with comfortable seating, and calming scents and music in various rooms.

    In their partnership the leadership and design team took a place to come to work and transformed it into a place to come to work together. The space showcases how collaboration, when encouraged and supported by the right design, can substantially improve productivity. A variety of meeting spaces were incorporated throughout to support the new, more open workplace.

    Rockefeller’s leadership team has seen a noticeable spike in energy and collaboration between employees, with spaces such as The Commons constantly filled with employees socializing, working on laptops, and collaborating with coworkers and clients.

    Design: Fogarty Finger
    Photography: Connie Zhou