From raw space to finished concept.
The iconic Lever House was the site of a conceptual study to create a three-story office space for a creative communications agency: PR, marketing, print, audio, and video. The mission is to balance the need for privacy with the desire for transparency.
The first building with a glass curtain wall system, designed by Gordon Bunshaft at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. The client: Lever Brothers. The building becomes the advertisement for the product: soap. This is also the first building to be designated an Historic Landmark by the Landmarks Commission.
A system of glass panels is envisioned to allow transparency and maintain privacy throughout the office space. There are no impediments to the views up and down Park Avenue
Three floors of offices with an internal vanity staircase constructed of etched glass. The three conference rooms can be visually sealed for private client presentations. Open bench workspaces throughout. Glass-walled executive offices on the perimeters.
The internal vanity staircase links the floors and leads directly to each conference room. Open bench workspaces and small private conference rooms on each floor.