The Wallace Foundation — an inviting office that expresses an ethos

New York, NY
21,000 square feet
2020
Type: Civic / Offices

The Wallace Foundation’s mission is to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone. Their new office offers warmth and welcome to their partners and grantees, and it advances the close and collaborative work that is fundamental to their approach and ethos.

Wallace Foundation Elevator Bank with Art

We imagined a series of site-specific art works that would echo the mission of the Foundation. Claudy Jongstra’s pieces evoke a spirit of generosity as they inspire a sense of optimism and wonder. At the same time, like the Foundation, her studio is focused on its broader social impact—the difference they make.

Kiki Dennis

Wallace Foundation Art in Elevator Bank

Wallace Foundation kitchen with two people at counter and one person at table

Collaborators

Deborah Berke Partners
Architecture, Interior Design

One Lux
Lighting Design

ICOR Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer

Cerami
AV/IT/Security Consultant

BABICH Acoustics
Acoustics

Office Resources
Furniture Management