In 2011 UAI moved to their current office to the 21st floor of the historic Woolworth Building in downtown Manhattan. UAI designed and directly contracted the gut renovation of the 6,000 SF space.
This airy space nestled high above City Hall Park facing the Brooklyn Bridge had at one time housed the Reuters offices, as well as the set for the pilot of the network TV drama “Ugly Betty”. UAI worked to strip back these stylized layers to uncover the original art-deco elevator doors in the office entryway, transitioning to an open plan office which complements the detail of the 1910 era finishes with a simple aesthetic consisting of clean sightlines, high ceilings and custom-built apple plywood mill-work. The centrally-located glass box conference room is flanked by private offices which reuse soundproof fully-glazed sliding doors that date back to the Reuters occupancy. The open office comfortably accommodates work space for 25 staff members with additional conference / meeting areas, reference and material libraries and layout room.
233 Broadway, Manhattan, NY
Urban Architectural Initiatives
Landmark Facilities Group
Noel Building Consulting, Inc.