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One new office that works for four different companies

Meeting the goals of one client can sometimes be a challenge, not to mention meeting the goals of four different clients all going into one shared space. What made this project a success was that we were able to understand how each of the four business units in the COFRA Group umbrella worked and design a space that worked for all of them individually. All while also designing an overall space that worked. We did it. And we helped the project earn the LEED Silver certification. 

The building that COFRA was moving in to had an older and more traditional base building system – not the most sustainable of systems. We designed COFRA’s MEP systems such that they had minimal load impact on the base building HVAC system.  We were able to do this through design features like adding a window film to reduce solar heat gains and designing a fully automatic shading system. The lighting controls also included a fully automatic daylight harvesting system to decrease the electrical lighting loads for the space.

In addition, the interior variable volume air system was designed to provide more precise zoning – which means that it reduces the airflow to unoccupied spaces.

Project Type
New York, NY
Perkins + Will
Square Footage
LEED Certification Level

Project Services

Electrical (Interiors)

Prepared electrical lighting drawings for fixture circuiting, specification and switching. Prepared power drawings with circuiting, panels, transformers, exit signs and emergency lighting.

Fire Alarm (Interiors)

Prepared drawings showing selections and locations for ADA compliant audible and visual fire alarm devices.

Fire Protection (Interiors)

Prepared drawings showing distribution piping and locations of sprinkler heads, preaction and/or FM 200 systems.

Mechanical (Interiors)

Designed HVAC systems including transfer fans, environmental requirements, controls and management systems.

Plumbing (Interiors)

Designed plumbing fixture locations and rough-in requirements.