Grey Group

2009 | New York, NY

  • Grey Group Connecting Stair Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • Grey Group Front of Connecting Stair Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • Grey Group Second Floor Lobby Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • Grey Group Adjoining Work Space Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • Grey Group Second Floor Collaboration Space Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • Grey Group Inside Town Hall Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • Grey Group Exterior night view of Grey floors and central courtyard Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • Grey Group Town Hall Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova
  • Grey Group View from courtyard to Town Hall Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova
  • Grey Group Bathroom graphics extended into the circulation space Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova

Grey Group selected 200 Fifth Avenue for their new headquarters. The landmark building recently underwent extensive renovations, also designed by STUDIOS, and was transformed into class-A office space.

This well-established and innovative marketing firm challenged STUDIOS with designing a space that integrates the impressive history of the agency and promotes their edgy and highly creative culture. The client chose to implement a 90:10 ratio of open/closed space, a radical change from their previous environment. STUDIOS designed open work areas for all employees, with closed spaces for conference teaming areas and breakout rooms. To promote the collaborative work style at Grey, STUDIOS designed a town hall center for company-wide meetings and events, and a large space with food service for the firm’s weekly social gatherings. The facility also includes technologically sophisticated edit suites, full print production/ and sound production studios.

Grey wanted an industrial, loft style aesthetic, but it was also essential to address acoustical concerns, workplace density and flow. Creative engineering and lighting solutions were implemented to meet these challenges. Throughout the space, the design intent was to satisfy the individual needs of the creative and production groups, while providing a means for strong collaboration between them.

Grey Group is LEED Certified Gold.

Awards

  • 2011

    AIA New York State, Award of Merit

  • 2010

    Interior Design, Best of Year Awards, Office Restoration

  • 2010

    New York Construction, Tenant Improvement Project of the Year