When American Eagle Outfitters began to reimagine it’s New York City Design Center, in Manhattan’s historic Tiffany & Co. building, the project team at LGA Partners was tasked with preserving the structure’s historic identity, while creating a healthy work environment and ensuring adaptability to suit the organization’s evolving needs of the future. STONEWORKS 8-in. raised access floors paired with underfloor air distribution (UFAD) allowed the design team to avoid the use of excessive overhead ductwork and drop ceilings, that would have obscured the high ceilings and skylight. The raised access floors also equip the office with more flexibility because the services can be easily accessed and moved around if the layout of the space changes.
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