Focus Features’ New York headquarters occupies three floors of a historic Louis Sullivan building in lower Manhattan. Working closely with the company president and senior management, Specht Harpman created a new structural stair to link the various departments and to foster internal dialogue. Spatial definition and a consistent “smart without trying too hard” aesthetic were achieved throughout the 34,000 sf workspace to meet the needs of the management, editorial, sales and marketing teams.

When Focus Features began work on their Los Angeles office they called on Specht Harpman, once again, to design a smart-but-low-key aesthetic that echoed the feel of the company’s national headquarters in New York. Specht Harpman designed the public rooms — including the reception area, conference room, and lighted sign-wall entryway — to create a consistent design dialogue between the bi-coastal offices. symbologie. member Louise Harpman