MKDA translated a New York asset management firm’s brand and vision, which boasts humility, kindness and proper focus on the client, into a workplace that is both warm and unassuming while also progressive and state-of-the-art. With soaring ceilings and expansive windows that provide vibrant city views, and large-scale, nature-inspired artwork and video monitor content, the space creates a unique bridge between the city and the beauty of the natural world. Poured concrete floors and soaring, open ceilings were treated with interior insulated galvanized oval ductwork with indirect/direct pendant light fixtures that splash light onto the slab and ductwork. An open work area is punctuated by two long rows of custom standing-height benching tables in plain sliced natural walnut veneer. Wood plank flooring in various tones and textures was inventively utilized to wrap entry closets and to create warm, contrasting pilasters within the five glass office fronts at the perimeter. A large mixed-use common area comprises a waiting area with contemporary seating and grey area rug, breakout areas with upholstered privacy seating, and a pantry that opens to an adjacent lunch table.