2015 NY Design Awards Gold Winner YouTube Space NY & Google BrandLab
Six floors above Manhattan’s Chelsea Market—and encompassing approximately 20,000 sf, including a mezzanine—two highly innovative groups share resources and cultivate synergies. YouTube Space NY houses professional-grade production and support spaces/equipment for emerging and established online content “creators.”
HLW and Bell Labs
130 Years of Innovation: Projects from our Archives
This year, HLW is celebrating its 130th year of continuous practice. On occasion, we will be highlighting the firm’s contributions to New York City’s skyline—and far, far beyond on a global stage. Today, we bring you a story of innovation that is over a century in the making.
Program Driven Design is Integrated Design
A Design Approach for Broadcasting Facilities and other Technical Spaces
Our long history of providing architectural, planning, engineering, and interior design services engenders sensitivity towards all disciplines, whether it is our own design professionals or outside consultants. This integrated design approach translates into efficiency and an improved bottom line for our clients. It also has resulted in specific expertise with program driven design for commercial buildings with specific user requirements and, therefore, a mandate to support a certain kind of work in very specific ways.
What Tech Tenants Want
A Guide to What Technology Organizations are Looking for When Leasing
Tech clients are leading the way when it comes to thinking and acting differently in the workplace. Across the board, they are setting new standards for workplace design that are reaching far into best practices across all sectors. As brokers, developers, and designers set out to create the next workplace of the future for their clients, they should consider these tech-inspired game changers.
Designer Q&A: The Repositioning of Santa Monica’s Water Garden Office Park
HLW writer Colette Taber sat down with Senior Technical Designer Erin Gallagher to talk about her work on The Water Garden project in Santa Monica, California. Erin played a key role in developing the concept behind the transformation of the 17-acre site into an office environment appealing to the creative media tenant market. The corporate office park re-design involved reimagining how to reposition and use the site’s many public spaces and amenities, both inside and outside, including a large artificial lake situated in the interior portion of the large campus.
REINVENTING THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT
Author: David Swartz, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP, Partner
Over a year ago, HLW technologists became fascinated with the concept of reinventing the construction document. Our discussions focused on the need to reevaluate how we think about construction drawings when shifting from the traditional two-dimensional drawing platform AutoCAD to the three-dimensional platform Revit. In conjunction with this conversation, HLW adopted Revit as its preferred platform.