Designed by world-famous architect, I.M. Pei, Kips Bay Towers are set on 7.5 acres and comprised of 2 buildings, each 20 stories. FirstService Project Management oversaw the lobby revitalization at Kips Bay working closely with Philip Koether Architects to preserve Pei’s balance of city and nature.
When our teams first walked the premises, we were made aware of the many issues plaguing the current lobby. Ceiling tiles, carpeting and floor tiles had deteriorated which required extensive maintenance. Lighting was outdated and not energy efficient. All factors were contributing to increased maintenance and operational costs.
Our team was able to step in to replace the flooring with durable low maintenance elegant natural stone flooring that extended to the exterior promenades. We also installed a custom ceiling throughout the lobby and energy-efficient lighting to decrease current operational costs.
The concierge desk was replaced with a stunning marble desk and we created a separate room to hold packages. Original features such as the columns were restored to pay homage to Pei. Together the new elements of the lobby effortlessly merge with it’s historical features making this property a unique home for residents.