National Geographic Lobby Renovation & Office Fit-out
Interiors fit-out for the Washington, DC based, National Geographic. Their new space in the upper east side of Manhattan included approximately 6,500 sq. ft. of office fit-out and the renovation of the 750 sq. ft. lobby.
National Geographic occupied the third and sixth floors as a part of the project. The fit-out included the addition of a cafe/pantry and IT closet on both levels. Both levels also included large and small conference areas, open office workspace, and private offices.
Mechanical design included the installation of new digital electronic variable air volume terminals to replace existing pneumatic terminal units. Design also included new thermostatically controlled exhaust fans for the IT closets. At the lobby level, the mechanical design included the replacement of the lobby air handling unit. The new AHU was equipped with digital controls for integration into the building management system.
Electrical design included the removal and replacement of all existing lighting with new fixtures and high efficiency lamps. Electrical design also included power distribution to mechanical equipment and workstation furniture systems. UPS power systems were designed for both the third and sixth floor spaces to allow for short term server protection. New lighting controls were designed to meet the latest NYC energy code requirements.
Plumbing design included the extension of the existing sanitary and domestic plumbing infrastructure to create the new pantry spaces which each include a refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, ice maker, and espresso machine. Fire Protection drawings were prepared to modify the existing sprinkler system.