Interior Design: Interior Designers Champion the Wellness Movement

Press, Studio News 06.26.2018
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Jen Renzi – Interior Design

Indeed, an enlightened or at least educable property owner can make all the difference in the pursuit of wellness. Bethany Borel, a CookFox Architects associate, told of the firm’s move last summer to new Manhattan headquarters, which have since achieved Well Gold status for its 5,500 square feet of planted terraces and occupant-adjustable zoned temperature control, among other wellness-minded features. The office is in a 1921 Carèrre & Hastings mid-rise, which meant grappling with the inherent performance limitations of an historic structure. “Lots of things had to be negotiated and written into our lease before we even started the design process,” she said. “A huge factor in attaining that certification level was early communications with our landlord, Empire State Realty Trust. They have a very green portfolio and are always trying to outdo themselves.”

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