Arrowstreet designed a sleek new corporate headquarters for this leading real estate developer. The project renovated a building rich with history – one of the first warehouses built by the company – into a contemporary glass and steel structure that reflects both the company’s industrial history as well as its high-tech, design-oriented future. An iconic curved roof and a torqued, faceted two-story lobby transform the existing rectangular building into a sculptural statement that is visible from a great distance along the Long Island Expressway. The building was designed to prominently feature the client’s extensive art collection and is highly sustainable, including high-efficiency systems, a super-insulated panelized building envelope, daylight harvesting, and recycled materials such as old barn boards for wood walls. It is Rechler Equity’s first building to receive LEED certification.
Loosely inspired by an “urban loft” feel, the design features industrial elements such textured wood, burnished metal, exposed beams, and concrete walls reinterpreted to create a sophisticated and polished aesthetic. The design also centers around the Rechler’s extensive art collection, including notable original works from Jackson Pollack and Christo. The work environment is open, and the few enclosed offices are behind glass to create a transparent feel. The new headquarters reflects the firm’s high design standards and the next generation of firm leadership.
In collaboration with interior designer, Cetra Ruddy/CRI Architecture.
Rechler Equity Partners
Office / Lab
Long Island News
Top Commercial Re-development Project, 2012
Environmental Design + Construction Magazine
Excellence in Award, Commercial Renovation, 2013
“The headquarters for Rechler Equity, near the Long Island Expressway in Plainview, NY, is a sleek calling card.”
– Peter Slatin, New York Times