Morris Adjmi Architects

60 Broad Lobby Renovation

New York, New York

MA has been retained to design a new lobby experience within 60 Broad—the 39-story, circa 1963 office tower that houses the firm's design practice. With an ambition to set a new standard within the Financial District, the reimagined space draws wide-ranging inspiration from hotel lobbies, residential amenities, and art galleries to create a compelling environment that will serve the building's community in new and exciting ways.

The 60 Broad lobby renovation will replace dark wood walls and green marble paneling with gray stone floors and white plaster walls. Other updates include a seating area with couches near the front of the lobby, a new reception desk made of fluted oak and antique brass, light wood paneling along the back wall and the elevator lobby, and recessed ceilings that mimic skylights.

In addition to space planning and interior design services, MA developed the lobby's contemporary art program inspired by the bold gestures of Manhattan's iconic midcentury commercial buildings. The program features several site-specific commissions, including a new mural on the building's front bulkhead by Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson, which will be visible from the street through the plate glass of the lobby entrance.