DORMA featured in Award Winning Project


DORMA featured in Award Winning Project

Washington, D.C. -  The Marc by Marc Jacobs Showroom received an American Institute of Architects 2014 Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture. 

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Showroom is housed within the Manhattan headquarters of global fashion house Marc Jacobs. The showroom is a reinvention of the client’s original space and addresses the challenge to maximize the use of daylight within the building’s deep floorplate, while simultaneously addressing the need for areas of relative privacy.  The design solution employs a central curvilinear glass form as an organizing element of the space which is used to filter natural light while creating subtle visual screening to delineate the private zones.  For more project information and images visit the J/GA website.

The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity in order to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, to establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and to inform the public expectations for architectural practice, its breadth, and its value.  Award recipients were announced on Friday, January 10, 2014.  For more information and full list of recipients see here.

We would like to thank everyone who helped realize this project, including the teams at Marc Jacobs International, HLW International, Hage Engineering,  Apogee Design & Construction, Buzzoni SRL, Amuneal Manufacturing Corp., Wainlands Inc., Illumination Works, McGory Glass, Inc., Light Lab, DORMA, and Axon Design, Inc.

Photo Credit: © Scott Frances

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