Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) has completed the US headquarters of Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC) Alliance’s on the 28th floor of 1407 Broadway in Times Square.
MADGI served as interior designer for $1.6 million, 13,000 s/f project.
CBC Alliance is a full-service national commercial real estate firm focused on serving the middle market. Launched in late 2012, CBC Alliance has closed over $1.5 billion in transactions.
CBC Alliance’s leadership wanted the new office to represent the quality of the firm’s services to visiting clients; offer a comfortable, energetic, and collaborative work environment for its rapidly growing team; and provide high amounts of natural light throughout the space.
“Our team’s design approach focused on creating a high-end office interior with an optimized, high-density layout that encouraged employee interaction, but also provided the necessary privacy for client meetings and phone conversations. We have accomplished that by developing a hybrid design that combines open plan areas, private offices, and numerous meeting and conference spaces,” said MADGI principal Steven Andersen.
The design is bright, clean, and contemporary, and incorporates durable and easy-to-maintain finishes. The program includes a main lobby/reception area adjacent to the main conference room, several smaller meeting rooms, private offices, several open plan office areas, and a pantry.
The biggest challenge for the design and construction team was CBC Alliance’s acquisition of a new business – just after design drawings had been completed. MADGI had to reconfigure the drawings to accommodate the additional employees in the open plan areas.
“The team did this without compromising the open feel of the space or impinging on the private offices, by reconfiguring the reception and conference room to accommodate more workstations. In the end, all open plan workspaces have access to windows and natural light,” explained MADGI project manager Sarah Bigos.
The main conference room features a floating acoustical ceiling with large-scale Armstrong tile that reduces the visible grid pattern and creates a cleaner aesthetic, all while improving acoustics. Millwork panels in walnut were added.