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Flagstar Bank


Flagstar Bank


Workplace Planning and Design


New York, NY


112,000 square feet

When Flagstar Bank decided to centralize its national operations, they engaged Huntsman to develop a workplace strategy to consolidate disparate teams into a single location, creating a dynamic, vertical campus. The new center also houses a customer-facing banking center to service the Midtown-West clientele.


Garrett Rowland

The new financial center reimagines both the client-facing and employee-facing experience through the specifically-programmed zones. Since some areas require separation, the space program introduced inviting public zones aimed at enhancing collaboration and interaction among employees. To encourage vertical circulation between floors, amenities such as cafes, lounge areas, training centers, and meeting rooms were located off common elevator lobbies. A centrally located café serves as a public destination with ample seating. Satellite break and lounge areas on the other floors are arranged along the same vertical pathway with straightforward wayfinding. Spacious lounge areas flank breakrooms providing comfortable areas to catch up with co-workers.

The design language honors the industrial aesthetic of the 1930’s era Garment District building: wood planks as wall treatments; dynamic lighting and ceiling treatments; exposed and refinished steel rivetted columns; and carpet inspired by concrete patterns all echoing the building's original design elements. Linear lighting creates movement through the public spaces and serves as a wayfinding convention to occupants by navigating the irregular building core configuration.

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