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Office at 161 William Street New York, NY

RBSD’s office was designed and built in record time.  A straight forward layout, coupled with the use of systems furniture, helped maintain a tight schedule.  RBSD’s design of the 8,000-square-foot facility provides an abundance of natural light.  In addition to the open-plan work area, the office also featured a conference room fully equipped with audio-visual technology and a library and staff dining room, which doubled as an additional meeting area.

To develop the project, RBSD acted as both project designer and construction manager.  Careful planning enabled the firm to recycle doors and door frame assemblies, some built-in cabinet work and light fixtures from the previous office; a cost savings made possible because of the quality and condition of the materials.

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The Banco Santander Building New York, NY

RBSD provided full service design for the headquarters of Banco Santander’s North American operations.  The 19-story tower sat on a 80′ x 100′ full-lot base at the lobby level, stepped back at the seventh, eleventh and fifteenth floors to form an elegant, graduated silhouette.  Situated in a highly visible midtown location, just off Park Avenue, the building is surrounded by icons of modern architecture including the Seagram Building, Lever House and a McKim, Mead & White building,  Great care was taken to develop a remarkable, modern companion for its distinguished neighbors.

Exterior materials include a blue-green reflective glass curtain wall with dark and light gray Cold-Spring, thermal-finished granite.  Granite and glass materials continue into the lobby and public area, tying the interior and exterior together.  The building features high-speed elevators, a world-class telecommunications system and data service network, state-of-the-art light and environmental control systems, a 91-seat auditorium, conference and boardroom meeting facilities, and full executive and operating support functions for the Bank’s operations.

RBSD also provided interior design services for the building and was responsible for the construction and fit-out.  Different floors in the building feature certain design styles and functions, from very traditional executive and management offices, to “high-tech” open-office environments.  The interior design also responded to and facilitated the display of an extensive art collection.

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Corporate Office New York, NY

Located at 780 Third Avenue, RBSD was tasked with renovating Interventure Capital Group’s new headquarters, after successfully designing their New York office, years earlier.

The design of the two floor penthouse space emphasized transparency through the utilization of glass, both interior and exterior, and allowed natural light to travel to the core of the space.  The modern interiors were spacious and light with rich, neutral finishes and sturdy, truncated walls, to reflect the company’s established footing in the financial industry.  Design challenges included linking two floors to create a cohesive design with a natural circulation, and working with double height spaces in order to take advantage of the daylight, while still creating an intimate office space.


Foreign Mission Offices to the United Nationsby admin

New York, NY

RBSD was called upon to completely renovate a 16,000-square-foot Consulate and give the space a new personality.  The new space would be modern to represent the country’s advancements, while paying tribute to its heritage.

The existing office was closed off and compartmentalized before RBSD redesigned the space to provide an abundance of natural light and an overall, a more welcoming appearance.  A double height atrium effect was created at the entrance and features an intricate inlayed stone floor.  RBSD’s design utilizes contrast through the use of light and dark, and continuity of space through transparency and opacity.  Colors were chosen with meaning and appreciation for the importance of the country’s symbols.

Foreign Mission Offices to the United Nationsby admin

New York, NY

When a foreign consulate needed to revive their landmark building, RBSD created a design that transformed the 30,000-square-foot building into a more spacious, updated space .  While the design was contemporary, RBSD honored the Country’s rich history as well as incorporated neutral tones reminiscent of the country landscape.

Wood accents and a deliberate stone pattern add sophistication to the entry and balance the proportions of the space.  A grand staircase was added for ease of passage to the formal Reception Room and a dignified entrance was created to greet guests.

Architecture for the Executive spaces were simplified with a more logical layout for improved flow, and the roof terrace was redesigned for exclusive outdoor entertaining.

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