American Federation of Arts
ARCHITECT: Bromley/Caldari Architects
CONTRACTOR: Fountainhead Construction (Chris Cirgenski, Partner & Managing Director)
This project involved the gut rehabilitation of a full floor commercial condominium space for the oldest arts organization in the country, American Federation of Arts. Chris Cirgenski provided project oversight for the development of the project, and also served as the contractor who built the space. Organized around a central core and conference space, the offices were given exterior light and air within an open space environment. Natural ash woods were used throughout to provide warmth, while maintaining a light palette of color. The ductwork of the HVAC system was organized within the central core of the space, with air being fed to the exterior through diffusers within the upper portion of the core’s perimeter wall, thereby providing much higher ceilings for the open seating areas. Completed within 12 weeks, one week less than the agreed upon schedule, the project was also constructed for less than the original budget.
SIZE: 10,000 SF of executive office space
SCHEDULE: Completion of construction - March 2007
REFERENCES: Pauline Willis, Executive Director
Images courtesy of Bromley/Caldari Architects.