Library and Office Renovations
The Yale Club of New York City | New York, New York
The Yale Club of New York sought to implement design improvements for the building’s historic library to make it more comfortable for members and to improve staff working areas.
Originally designed by James Gamble Rogers, the library lacked adequate offices and suffered from too few places for members to read and work. VMA was able to resolve the issue despite the constrained footprint making expansion options limited, working in collaboration with interior designer Eve Ashcraft.
First, we created an efficient and comfortable office for two people out of what had been a closet using built-in units, quality lighting, and good materials, which also created the most effective use of space for handling special collections volumes. To increase member space, we converted a conference room into a place for open seating with new lighting, finishes, and furniture. Throughout, our design remained compatible with the club’s existing and historic architecture.
Interior Design completed in association with Executive Interiors
Size: 300000 (total project)
Architecture, Interior Design, Historical Preservation