Park Avenue South Office

This venture-capital firm was torn by conflicting desires: raw loft space vs. polished corporate headquarters. Pairing industrial materials with sleek detailing, we edged an airy reception/gallery space with a ring of sunny offices and conference rooms. Translucent partitions diffuse daylight deep into the gallery. The bare concrete ceiling is exposed, but a hung metal lattice screens the sprinklers, lighting, and ductwork. A wainscot of burlap-covered Homasote quiets the echoes.