Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. They pride themselves on delivering high levels of service and exceeding client expectations. When tasked with design for their Downtown Cleveland office, it was crucial that the space foster a quality experience for clients and a fast-paced, collaborative work environment for employees. Natural light, open space and modern finishes were key.
Guests and clients enter the first floor waiting area off a newly renovated building lobby (also completed by HSB). A spacious conference room opens directly off of reception and features top of the line technology and mixed seating options. Office space branches off of either side of reception. Doors and ceilings were left off of perimeter offices allowing for maximum natural light from existing, full height glass. The spacious break area is separated from the office space by a coffee bar, which doubles as a collaborative work area. Exposed, painted ductwork and suspended light fixtures create an industrial, yet clean and modern look.