Location: New York, NY
Client: Emaunuel/Emanuel Ungaro
This Headquarters complex for the bridge line of Emanuel Ungaro encompassed a 75,000 SF full floor in the iconic Met Life Building overlooking Madison Square in New York City. Housing the entire staff of over 200 employees, the plan combined showrooms, offices, design studios and workrooms to encourage interaction, communication and collaboration throughout the company. For reasons of style, along with cost and schedule, the construction incorporated highly finished spaces with custom furniture and simple "exposed" areas, all tied together with a unified approach to branding and style. Close collaboration between the design and construction teams assured that the ambitious timetable (9 months from concept to completion) was met.
Charles Capaldi completed this project while a principal at B Five Studio Architects.