Location 70 East 55th St, New York, NY
JRM Construction Management completed the full floor build-out of the Takasago Fragrance Gallery and Lab at 70 East 55th Street. The new space features luxurious rosewood flooring, Venetian plastered walls, floor-to-ceiling artifact showcases, rotational displays of fine art, and a commanding polished granite reception desk backed by a Rudy Art Glass Studio installation that rises to the ceiling. The fast-track, nine-week project required a total overhaul of the basic office suite. JRM mapped out a scheduled strategy and worked closely with the vendors to ensure the renovation’s timely completion.
For the laboratory, JRM coordinated all activities for the manufacture and installation of equipment critical to Takasago’s operations. Existing field conditions raised challenges. Though the design called for maximized ceiling heights to convey a sense of openness, to maintain the client’s original design intent JRM meticulously plotted each light fixture, HVAC, and A/V element, thereby pre-empting the need for costly design revisions. The end result was a fluid office, laboratory, and gallery environment able to inspire creativity and productivity for the entire Takasago team.