Architectural firm Snøhetta will soon relocate its New York headquarters to the Rudin Family tower at 80 Pine Street.
The firm — which has offices in Oslo, Norway, New York, and San Francisco — has signed a 10-year, 19,321 s/f lease comprising a portion of the 10th floor of the 38-story office building.
The move comes as Snøhetta continues to expand its presence in the New York City and North American market.
In 2004, the firm established its first Manhattan outpost after it was commissioned to design the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center site, later receiving commissions for notable projects including the Redesign of Times Square and the Expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California, both currently under construction.
Snøhetta expects to relocate from 25 Broadway to its new 80 Pine Street offices in 2015.
“We are genuinely excited and looking forward to our move into 80 Pine early next spring,” stated Elaine Molinar, managing director of Snøhetta.
“As we planned our move, one of our primary concerns was finding a landlord who values and cares for both their properties and their tenants. It became clear during our search that Rudin Management prioritizes these qualities. We are also happy to remain in Lower Manhattan and have seen the neighborhood grow more vibrant with each passing year over the last decade.”
Bill Rudin, co-vice chairman and CEO of Rudin Management Company, the operating arm of the Rudin Family holdings, said the lease reaffirms Lower Manhattan’s growing appeal to a wide range of architectural and creative service companies and high growth tech firms.
Richard Kennedy of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the long-term transaction, while Tom Keating of Rudin Management represented the building’s ownership in-house.
Built in 1960, the building features a modern covered entrance and glass entryway. Currently, 80 Pine Street is 95 percent occupied by such tenants as AIG and Jaros Baum & Bolles.