The design for Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s new headquarters is based around the concept of an axis bringing the trading area to the front of the house to create an impactful impression upon arriving to the space with a large circular ceiling design that incorporates technology and evokes a sense of energy and activity.
A paneled walnut ceiling highlights the main circulation of the space, drawing people towards specific areas and key views. These include communal meeting spaces, the central trading area, and the main pantry/cafe.
A new honed granite and bronze staircase with a multipurpose seated platform base connects the two floors. This focal piece accentuates the concept of the main axis and supports employee interaction.
Special attention was given to elevate the material palette and overall aesthetic of the bank throughout. Curated lighting fixtures and elegant finishes, such as marble flooring, bronze detailing on the glass office fronts and warm walnut accents throughout provide a sense strength and longevity. Custom graphics and installations showcase the bank’s history and its progression towards the future.