Flatiron Institute

Industry: Research

Location: 162 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Size: 120,000 square feet

Construction Schedule: 24 weeks

Architect: Perkins Eastman

Engineer: Robert Derector Associates

L&K Partners collaborated with an anonymous research institute to build-out their new headquarters. The project consisted of the interior demolition and build-out of eight office floors, one auditorium floor with full audio-visual, acoustical walls, raised seating, a cafeteria and dining floor, a board room floor with private 2-floor elevator and new roof terrace, and a private lobby and elevators for the client. Notable features include a decorated internal staircase and a new glass egress staircase spanning the entire building. New infrastructure includes cooling towers, boilers, HVAC system, generators, gas and plumbing risers, water tanks for a new fire sprinkler system, new data center with UPS, electrical switch gear, and a new fire alarm system.


Location:  28 Liberty Street, New York, NY
Size:  35,000 square feet
Construction Schedule:  32 weeks
Architect:  Woods Bagot
Engineer:  HNY Consulting Engineers

L&K Partners was hired to perform a demolition and build-out of Summit Glory’s restaurant and event space. The space, run by Union Square Hospitality, features an event space with bar and kitchen area. Special millwork was used for the ceiling consisting of plyboo and plaster. Engineered wood from China was installed as flooring. Special considerations regarding the job included existing tenants and occupants, as well as other contractors and scheduled shutdowns. The open kitchen features custom tiling and stone countertop. Audio-visual features include 98” TVs connected to the fire alarm system, motorized shades and a muzak stations.


Location:  5 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ
Size:  70,000 square feet
Construction Schedule:  35 weeks
Architect:  TPG Architecture
Engineer:  AMA Consulting Engineers

FCBCURE, an advertising and marketing agency that specializes in healthcare communications, hired L&K Partners as the general contractor for the renovation of their office in Parsippany, New Jersey. The project spanned two floors and was handled in two phases.  Scope included new interconnecting stairs, open plan workstations, team rooms, and a cafeteria.

Willis Towers Watson

Location: 200 Liberty Street, New York, NY
Size: 225,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 24 weeks
Architect: HLW International
Engineer: Clifford Dias

Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking and solutions company, hired L&K Partners as their construction manager for the renovation of their existing office space and construction of a new grab-and-go.  The completed renovations include a free-address open plan office with conference rooms, telephone booths and a café area.  Special installments include demountable office fronts, writeable surface painted walls and acoustic wall coverings.  Through careful planning and efficient management, L&K was able to finish the renovations four weeks ahead of schedule.

Tokio Marine

Location: 499 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ
Size: 45,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 26 weeks
Architect: Vocon
Engineer: CFS Engineering

L&K Partners was hired as the construction manager for the build-out of Tokio Marine’s office space in Jersey City, NJ. The space was located on the top floor of the building with several supplemental AC units installed. The space is composed of a reception area, conference rooms, pantry, and workstations.


Location: 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Size: 20,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 16 weeks
Architect: Ted Moudis Associates
Engineer: Robert Derector Associates

Natixis, a French owned corporate and investment bank, hired L&K Partners as the construction manager for their office build-out in Midtown Manhattan. The project included new office spaces, conference rooms, open workstations, and a servery and lounge area.  Notable features include custom carpeting and French-imported office fronts. Due to careful planning and management, L&K Partners was able to complete construction ahead of schedule while minimizing noise disturbance to the occupied areas


Location: One World Trade Center, New York, NY
Size: 75,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 24 weeks
Architect: Huntsman Architectural Group
Engineer: AMA Consulting

Moody’s is an international firm that provides financial bond research and credit rating analysis. They hired L&K Partners to build out their headquarters in One World Trade Center, spanning between two consecutive floors. The space comprises open workstations, conference rooms, pantries, elevator lobbies, and floor-to-ceiling wrap-around windows which boasts spectacular views of New York and New Jersey.


Location: 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
Size: 80,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 17 weeks
Architect: Design Republic
Engineer: Robert Derector Associates

L&K Partners was hired by Intersection, a technology and media company that focuses on design and improvements of urban spaces. Their newly built-out headquarters spans between two floors with an interconnecting stair between lower and upper level pantries. The space is composed of open workspaces, pantries, conferences rooms, large lounge areas, elevator lobby, and telephone rooms. Noteworthy features include an elevator lobby with motion-sensing, LED dotted walls, multi-screen wall LCD screens, and concrete sliding room dividers.

Interpublic Group

Location: 10 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
Size: 14,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 20 weeks
Architect: G3 Architecture
Engineer: Cosentini Associates

Interpublic Group (IPG), is a global provider of marketing solutions specializing in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications, public relations and specialty marketing.  L&K Partners was hired to build out a new office space for them in Jersey City, NJ.  Vibrant colors are used throughout the space, which consists of interior conference rooms, open plan workstations, private offices, collaboration booths and a combined reception/pantry area.


Location: 195 Broadway, New York, NY
Size: 72,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 20 weeks
Architect: HLW International, LLP

Gucci, a luxury retail fashion designer, hired L&K Partners to build-out their new space and showroom in the Financial District. The new office space spans between two floors with open workstations, private offices and conference rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and a graffiti wall designed to represent the Gucci Ghost line. The space features a high-end blackened steel interconnecting stairs, genuine Irish goat hair rugs, and original terracotta ceilings and white marble from 1923.


Location: 10 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
Size: 8,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 4 weeks
Architect: ZB Space
Engineer: Robert Derector Associates

L&K Partners was hired as the general contractor for the fit-out of EXL’s audiovisual facilities in Jersey City, NJ. The space incorporates state-of-the-art audiovisual features, including a 190” 36-panel touchscreen, lighting control, and interactive information screens for clients. Other features include graphic wallpaper, wood door finishes, conference room and pantry. The space was completed ahead of an aggressive 6-week schedule and turned over to the client for grand opening day.

Empire State Realty Trust

Location: 112 West 34th Street, New York, NY
Size: 35,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 12 weeks
Architect: A+I
Engineer: WSP

Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) is an office and retail properties management firm who hired L&K Partners to fit-out their new office space. The new space features custom wood and glass paneling that resembles the art deco style of the Empire State Building.


Location: 41 East 57th Street, New York, NY
Size: 2,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 17 weeks
Architect: Perkins+Will
Engineer: AMA Consulting Engineers

Cadar, a fine jewelry retail company, hired L&K Partners to build out their new showroom located in Midtown Manhattan. Their new showroom was built to specifications such that the space reflects their themes of subtle Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Japanese artistic motifs and spiritual geometry. Features include custom millwork, bronze-stained mirrors, and gold-leaf ceiling in the vestibule.

Blue Ribbon Sushi

Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
Size: 1,200 square feet
Construction Schedule: 15 weeks
Architect: Asfour Guzy Architects

L&K Partners was hired by Blue Ribbon Sushi to fit-out their new sushi restaurant in the iconic 30 Rockefeller building. The notable features include stenciled graphics with paint layering done by hand, and a massive custom-built grease trap. Project challenges included coordination with The Rainbow Room’s prep area. Complex duct work also provided challenges with lighting positioning. Regardless of the challenges, L&K Partners managed to deliver a great space to the client ahead of schedule.


Location:  15 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Size:  15,000 square feet
Construction Schedule:  14 weeks
Owner’s Representative: VVA
Architect:  Unispace
Engineer:  WB Engineers

Slate, the online politics and culture magazine, hired L&K Partners as the construction manager for the renovation of their new office space in Downtown Brooklyn. The final result features an open office area with benching stations, conference rooms, telephone rooms, and a reception area. Construction also resulted in eight sound studios featuring two layer studs and sound proof doors. The sound studios exceed sound transmission classlevel requirements while being built to specifications, resulting in superior sound damping within budget and ahead of schedule.

M Booth / Next 15

Location:  666 Third Avenue, New York, NY
Size:  50,000 square feet
Construction Schedule:  21 weeks
Owner’s Representative: VVA
Architect:  Spector Group
Engineer:  Robert Derector Associates Consulting Engineers

M Booth and Next 15 are global communications agencies which utilize science and statistics to creatively shape consumer opinions for some of the world’s most influential brands. L&K Partners was hired as the construction manager for the build-out of their new office space in the heart of New York City. The project consisted of collaborative office spaces, private offices, conference spaces, coffee bar and lounge, and elevator lobby. Coordination of the exposed ceiling with the HVAC details while ensuring clean ceiling details was instrumental to the success of this project.

Marshall Wace

Location:  350 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Size:  10,000 square feet
Construction Schedule:  12 weeks
Architect:  Ted Moudis Associates
Engineer:  Robert Derector Associates

Marshall Wace is a global asset manager and one of Europe’s leading hedge fund institutions . L&K provided pre-construction services and worked with the architect and engineer to bring the client’s vision into reality, while monitoring the budget and project schedule.  The end result is a space filled with custom furniture and herring-bone hardwood floors made of reclaimed wood.  Custom glass partitions separate the work space from the pantry and banquet seating, the board room and the lobby areas.


Location:  417 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Size:  40,000 square feet
Construction Schedule:  16 weeks
Architect:  VM Design
Engineer:  ADS Engineers

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the most global high-end hotel companies in the world. L&K Partners was retained to build out their New York office space which boasts an interconnecting staircase, open plan offices, branded conference rooms and multiple employee pantries. The end result of the renovation offers an open plan environment with multiple “head’s down” meeting areas while reflecting Starwood’s multiple brands and company culture of client centric innovations.

City Kitchen

Location:  700 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
Size:  4,000 square feet
Construction Schedule:  30 weeks
Architect:  Gensler
Engineer:  Robert Derector Associates

This was build out a food court in their hotel situated in the heart of the Theater District.The food hall’s finishes and design captured the unique brand of its residents; Luke’s Lobster, Sigmund’s Pretzels and doughnuts from Brooklyn-born Dough.  The scope included kiosks/kitchens, dish cleaning areas and storage rooms for all seven vendors.  Multiple exhaust hoods, a mechanical room and a 3-floor hydraulic elevator also completed the space. 

Y&R / Wunderman

Location: 3 Columbus Circle, New York, NY
Size: 350,000 square feet
Construction Schedule: 24 weeks
Architect: Gensler
Engineer: JB&B

Y&R and Wunderman, both members of the WPP Group, are advertising, marketing and consulting companies. The new headquarters office consisted of ten floors with open plan work areas, collaboration spaces, a cafeteria, outdoor terrace space and multiple inter-connecting staircases. 

We worked in partnership with the client, owner’s representative, architect, and engineer to find creative solutions for meeting the aggressive schedule and achieving cost savings throughout all phases of the project.  The end result is a pristine and inspirational space that reflects the brand image of the client.