Fred Perry Showroom, New York City

A new three-story commercial building attached to the rear of a 4-1/2-story 19th-century mixed-use building in the NOHO Historic District of downtown Manhattan. The project was designed in collaboration with James Kramek, Associate Architect, for an office suite. The roof and garden above the second floor connect this modern rear building to the historic residential building facing the street. Large skylights bring light to all floors and virtually every space; the combination of bamboo wall panels and floors, and the playful use of masonry units makes for an understated, sleek, and welcoming work environment.