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MKDA Designs New Workplace for Mudrick Capital

MKDA has designed a boutique office on the 6th Floor at Mitsui Fudosan America’s 527 Madison Avenue on behalf of investment adviser Mudrick Capital Management. The building is situated in the Plaza District and features 26 stories and 236,000 square feet of Class A office space.

“Financial services firms continue to be drawn to Plaza District buildings such as 527 Madison Avenue, which has been developed into a premier destination building for hedge funds and the like,” said MKDA President Michael Kleinberg. “With its interior, Mudrick sought a warm and sophisticated design that would build on the building’s quality and help its team transition from private offices to workstations and a more modern, open workplace.”

Custom-designed to provide an open, airy and collaborative environment while preserving privacy, workstations in the back house incorporate an upholstered custom bench for collaboration while open area workstations are fitted with glass panels and private storage towers. An open café featuring bar seating and a wood ceiling panel that defines the collective space warms up the work area.

The design team balanced walnut and sycamore wood finishes and fabric panels for sophistication in the work areas, including the private offices, which also feature all-glass wall systems and writeable wall coverings to aid in active, creative brainstorming. Similarly, the high-tech conference rooms were fitted with writeable glass walls for collaboration, as well fabrics panels to absorb acoustics from video conferencing.

“We used texture, materials and the principles of line, shape and form to create a warm, sophisticated and harmonious space that successfully supports the various functions of this successful financial firm’s office,” said MKDA Director of Design Daniel DeSiena.

The design team integrated this concept into the elevator lobby and reception area, spaces that balance stone flooring with warm walnut and sycamore wood finishes via the custom reception desk and wall panels. Plush upholstered seating, sophisticated pendant light fixtures and a custom area rug add elegance and warmth.