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Open-plan office space with exposed ceiling infrastructure, large windows bathing the room in natural light, sleek black desks, and ergonomic chairs neatly organized, promoting a collaborative work environment.
Open-plan office space with exposed ceiling infrastructure, large windows bathing the room in natural light, sleek black desks, and ergonomic chairs neatly organized, promoting a collaborative work environment.

American Eagle Outfitters

Two Icons, One Building

70,442 sf

New York, NY

Interior Design, Lighting, Strategy

Workplace

Ark, Spark

Modern office kitchenette with glass partitions, featuring wood grain lower cabinets against white subway tiles. Exposed wooden beams add warmth, complementing the polished concrete floor. Openness and natural lighting enhance the space's collaborative atmosphere.

American Eagle Outfitters’ (AEO) headquarters, located at 401 Fifth Avenue—the Tiffany & Co. Building—needed its six-story workplace to be reimagined. HLW streamlined and restacked AEO’s space to create five contiguous floors that became the company’s New York Design Center, with retail located at the ground floor. This approach preserved the architectural elegance of the space, marrying functionality for the consumer and organizational needs for the fashion industry employees with the building’s historic aesthetics.

Workplace located in a National Historic Landmark

Custom organizational system for easy apparel access