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Brickworks New York Design Studio
Retail Showroom and Commercial Offices
Brickworks New York Design Studio is 16,000 square feet of inspiration for your next project. The ground floor showroom includes a one-of-a-kind Venitian glass brick staircase in artic crystal finish, a matching reception desk, a bar for industry events, and an upgraded audio-visual system for presentations.
From the review of the SD drawings and the initial cost estimate, it was clear that Josh and his team's knowledge of the industry was invaluable. They were able to use this knowledge to bridge the owner and architect sensibilities by working with us to both plan out certain aspects of the project and submit pricing estimates for specific materials and construction details. For example, during the design process, they brought a millworker to our office to review the various architectural concepts we had for a feature wall in the space. As a result, we were able to work with the specific trade prior to finalizing the design to provide suggestions about constructability and detailing. This provided to be very efficient for the design team and provided more concrete pricing for the client.
During construction, there was always a consideration for the architecture in conjunction with the schedule and budget of the client. Josh and his team would make sure to include the architect in discussions when design and construction challenges arose. This ability to bring the parties together and understand what was important for each of them is a tremendous strength that can be seen in the high-quality finished product that Josh's team delivered.
An example of this was when Josh's team proposed a variation on an interior curtain wall design that differed from the original design. The team worked together to develop a solution that was both easier to construct and maintained the design sensibilities that we, as the architect, cared about. In the end, this type of collaboration provided a more clean and aesthetically pleasing solution than the original design. We valued this willingness to bring the contractor, sub-contractor, and architect together to determine the best approach to satisfy all parties.
Managing a project with stakeholders around the world, across different time zones and during a global pandemic was no mean feat. Through it all, the open communication, Josh and Jamie’s collaborative spirit and the expertise of their team made our regular meetings the highlight of my week.
For Brickworks, as a building product manufacturer, it was especially important for our products to take center stage in the space KMC Partners created. The care and attention taken during design and installation of our products is truly world class; befitting a showroom to rival any of our luxurious neighbors including Prada, Armani and Louis Vuitton.
We are delighted with how the design studio turned out and it is sure to be a shining jewel on Fifth Avenue for many years to come.