Global design firm Stantec has consolidated its five New York offices and nearly 360 staff in one landmark location at 475 Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
The firm’s employees — architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, and environmental and management professionals — now occupy 40,000 s/f over four floors in the 24-story LEED Silver certified building.
One of the largest design firms in the world with 22,000 employees, Stantec has been steadily expanding its presence in New York City through organic and acquisition growth.
“Our business objective is to be a top tier integrated design services provider, wherever we operate,” said Tom Walsh, Stantec’s Northeast regional leader.
“In New York City, our depth of experience in creating communities and regenerating cities clearly translates into 360 degrees of impact. Our new location gives us a great physical platform to embark on this next exciting chapter.”
In New York, Stantec has joined the talents of industry veterans with long histories in NYC and young professionals now making their mark, said James Branch, a senior principal, and the office leader.
“Technology connects all of us, but there is no substitute for taking that short walk over to someone’s desk to work through a vexing technical challenge or brainstorm a fresh approach. Fittingly, our office is a microcosm of this great city – engaging, creative, committed design professionals, making an impact,” added Branch.
Stantec interior designers Sharon Steinberg and Charles Mitchem created the new space for their discerning colleagues. “Because so many of us are new to each other, it was important to draw employees to other floors, and across floors,” said Mitchem.
The design team used common areas such as cafés, a materials resource library, even consolidated printing centers, to be places that encourage interaction.