Designed to be an office, training space and care facility all in one, this New York City workplace shows the value of M Moser's collaborative, client-led approach to effective solutions
Planned as an expansion of the organisation's existing space in the city, this 15,400 sq-ft facility for the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association presented the M Moser team with a unique challenge: how to combine office space with training, support and care facilities into a single volume without compromising the functionality of each.
To find solutions, planners and designers from M Moser's New York office looked inward, engaging with Alzheimer's Association staff and stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of their needs and requirements. In line with M Moser's IPD approach, construction professionals and engineers were also brought into the project team at the earliest stage, ensuring close coordination between disciplines and an overall streamlining of the design and build process.
As completed, the new office - located on the third floor of 360 Lexington Avenue - offers a warm and inviting client guest experience that is open and flexible. Planning and wayfinding are clear and logical - designed with sensitivity to the specialised client population as well as counselling, privacy and confidentiality.
The layout provides adequate space to accommodate large groups of caregivers, Alzheimer's patients and professional staff. Integrated into the floorplan are dedicated care consultation rooms, training facilities and New York City's first Early Stage Center.