Mason Capital Management is a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund manager that wanted space that reflects its success in the industry without any excess. An image of authority and credibility — one that recognizes the importance of each member’s contribution — was an important consideration in the design. Conferencing areas are easily accessible from reception and work areas; offices are lined in the perimeter for views; and trading desks are situated in an open area next to the centrally located pantry. Wood, limestone, raw metal and concrete against a backdrop of glass and white walls force interplay between light and dark, textured and finished, and between raw and articulated. The wood-slat ceiling system is slightly angled and stops short of the walls, allowing for enhanced vertical movement. The pared-down aesthetic of white painted drywall and the articulated wood ceiling system create an edgy and distinct feel throughout. The same goes for the clear glass surfaces and the unfinished steel framing of the office walls. These subtle interactions among all the materials, which range from very understated to complex, from flawed to refined, are felt throughout to give the space the qualities for which it was designed.