Cross Island Plaza

Recommendations for the improvement of an existing office building that would attract new tenants and make everyday office life better.

2013

Ivy Equities

Queens, New York


Project Team: 

Tobias Armborst, Daniel D'Oca, Georgeen Theodore, Rebecca Beyer Winik


In 2013, Interboro was hired by a major developer of office buildings to retrofit a large, underperforming office building near John F. Kennedy Airport. Based on an in-depth analysis of the logistics industry, an empirical study of the functionality of office building complex, and numerous interviews and surveys conducted with office workers, Interboro made a number of recommendations for improvements that would both attract new tenants and make everyday office life better for existing tenants. These recommendations ranged from large-scale, planning ideas like adding a private JFK shuttle bus, to building-scale ideas like adding a public atrium and public circulation, to smaller, practical ideas like reorganizing the parking lot.


Cross Island Plaza

Interboro’s in-depth analysis of the logistics industry was complemented by numerous interviews and surveys conducted with office workers and an empirical study of the functionality of office building complex. 

Section and plan of the proposed Atrium redesign, with central public treater seating.

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