Mancini•Duffy Announces 2014 Staff Promotions

Forward-thinking Appointments Solidify the Next Generation  of Architecture and Design Professionals

Mancini•Duffy is pleased to recognize the expertise and talent it has nurtured on its team with a series of new promotions. President, Principal and Director of Architecture, Christian Giordano made the announcement, revealing all the positive changes at the firm. “Keeping with our innovative approach to architecture and design, and desire to take the firm into the future, we were pleased to name our promoted employees,” said Giordano. “We feel that these moves will further boost our strong team, our collective creativity, and attention to quality within our firm and with every project we undertake.”

The full list of promotions at the firm’s New York City office is as follows:

Promoted to Principal:

William Mandara, AIA
William Mandara is a licensed architect with over 20 years of successful experience in all areas of architecture, from new building design and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, to interior design for education, corporate, and retail facilities. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology.

Promoted to Senior Associate:

Fran Ferrone
As Director of Workplace Innovation, Fran Ferrone is a skilled facilitator and communicator who helps clients prepare for and manage change. She has over 25 years of experience and received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interior Design from Parsons The New School for Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech from the Catholic University of America.

Ricardo Nabholz, Associate IIDA, LEED AP
Ricardo Nabholz has nearly ten years of experience in architecture and interior design and his areas of specialty include projects for academic and institutional clients. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and received his Bachelor of Interior Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects.

Promoted to Associate:

Georgi Hubenov, RA
Georgi Hubenov is a licensed architect with over ten years of experience in architecture and interior design. He has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Joacha Sullivan- Strange, LEED AP, BD + C
Joacha Sullivan-Strange has more than 10 years of experience in architecture and interior design, with a particular focus on office build-outs and consolidations for major corporate clients. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and  holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science and Architectural Studies from Norwich University.

Layla Safiani, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD + C
Layla Safiani has nearly five years of professional experience in architecture and interior design, bringing an integrated approach to the design process. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Syracuse University School of Architecture.

Nicole Morgenthaler, AIA
Nicole Morgenthaler, a registered architect, has nearly ten years of professional experience in architecture and business consulting. She holds both Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Tulane University.

Nora Alhasan, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD + C
Nora Alhasan offers a unique client-side perspective, having served for a year as an operations intern in Morgan Stanley’s International Securities Lending Division. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Master of Architecture degree from Parsons The New School for Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wagner College.

Mary DeLaurentis, Associate AIA
Mary DeLaurentis has been with Mancini•Duffy since 2012, and has gained experience in multiple fields, such as interior design and base building architecture. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Syracuse University School of Architecture.

President, Christian Giordano will be speaking at Bisnow's 5th Annual NYC Construction and Development Summit on December 4th at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Register here.

Mancini Duffy Designs an Unbeatable Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut

Mancini•Duffy's design for NBC Sports Group's Headquarters is the first home outside Manhattan in its 60-year history. The transformation encompassed two buildings: a two-story administration building that was completely renovated into 60,000 square feet of executive office space, and the former Clairol factory that was converted into a broadcast center housing six on air studios, a technical core that includes 6 control rooms, 50 graphics suites, over 50 edit rooms and over 1,000 miles of broadcast cabling, and office support space for over 300 producers.

To learn more about the transformation, view the article spread here or online. Courtesy of Interior Design.

Survey Also Points to Generational Differences in Where Employees Work Within the Office 

Mancini•Duffy, a leading architectural and interiors firm, has released preliminary findings from The Coordinate, its survey on workplace trends. The most recent survey indicates that less than one-quarter of the work performed in a single day requires a face-to-face interaction. With the rise of technology, much of the workday – even the most productive morning hours – is spent corresponding via email or conference call.

“Employees want flexibility and choice,” said Fran Ferrone, Mancini•Duffy’s Director of Workplace Innovation. “The survey results show that being able to work at times that are most productive for workers and being able to have a choice of places to work is not a case of either/or, but of both/and.”

Additional findings highlight:
  • Gen X and Y’s biggest dissatisfaction is “lack of stimulating atmosphere.
  • While concentration is a problem for all, it is less so for Boomers and Traditionalists who occupy the majority of private offices.
  • Despite the trend toward collaboration, all generations say “information overheard” is over-performing. 
These findings are the second in a series of surveys being conducted by Mancini•Duffy this year to test the hypothesis of “the dissolution of the traditional workweek.” The next survey,  addressing “sources of inspiration and motivation,” will round out the series. Complete results (and their implications) will be published in early 2015. To participate in the Coordinate survey, visit: Contact for additional information or questions about The Coordinate.

Design Team Re-envisions Interiors and Exteriors of 11-Story Chelsea Office Building; Property to Undergo Dynamic Redesign 

Mancini•Duffy, a leading architectural and interiors practice, has been commissioned by Normandy Real Estate Partners to provide full architectural design services for the renovation and modernization of Normandy’s 125 West 25th Street. Initial plans call for prime ground-floor retail and expanded retail storage in the lower level of the 12-story, 140,000-square-foot loft office building located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. In addition to the retail component, the top ten floors will offer new office space with a fresh, modern infrastructure.

“We’re truly looking forward to working with Normandy Real Estate Partners  on the renovation of its building at 125 West 25th Street,” said William Mandara, Jr., a principal at  Mancini•Duffy.  “It’s a great opportunity to showcase the firm’s capabilities, while highlighting how efficient design provides a strong advantage to property owners looking to reposition their assets.”

For 125 West 25th Street, Mancini•Duffy has designed a unique lighted glass curtain wall encompassing the first three stories and replacing the existing and antiquated metal skin.  The firm has also created a new tenant lobby for the eastern portion of the building along 25th street, while a freight area will be constructed on the west side’s entrance.  Plans also call for the complete upgrade and modernization of the building’s mechanical, HVAC and plumbing systems we well as LEED Gold certification.

What: Fran Ferrone and Priyanka Agrawala will be presenters at the upcoming NeoCon East exposition and conference in Baltimore, Md. As part of the session, “Don’t Waste a Good Crisis; Hurricane Sandy as a Catalyst for Change,” Ferrone and Agrawala will cite examples of how, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, companies were forced to work in ways foreign to their corporate cultures, and offer  insight into how clients can build a more flexible workplace. Additionally, Mancini•Duffy’s Center for Workplace Innovation will explore how design professionals can incorporate new roles, methods and disciplines into their practices that will help clients make better decisions to future proof their work environments.

When/Where: Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Md., on Wednesday, October 29 from 9:30-10:30 AM. For more information about the conference or to register, visit:   

Who: Fran Ferrone is a senior associate and the director of the Center for Workplace Innovation at Mancini•Duffy in New York City, where she helps the firm’s clients prepare for, communicate and manage change by aligning design solutions with business drivers. She has more than 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies in the U.S and abroad, developing meaningful performance metrics and building high-performance workplace management teams.

Priyanka Agrawala, PMP, LEED AP, is an associate and strategist at Mancini•Duffy’s Center for Workplace Innovation. Her background in facilities planning and architecture affords her a unique understanding of organizational culture, the workplace, and how they impact each other. Her combination of micro-planning, detailed modeling and data computation allows clients the invaluable opportunity to “test drive” scenarios in advance of committing to a final decision.

Why: NeoCon East is the East Coast’s premier design expo and conference for commercial interiors.  For two days, the biggest names in the industry come together to learn and educate about the latest innovations, make lasting connections, and discover new materials and products. 

Fran Ferrone
Priyanka Agrawala

Cohesive Vision for Adaptive Reuse of Historic and Architectural Landmark 

Mancini•Duffy, a leading architectural and interiors practice, has been retained by Somerset Development to create a master plan for the interior design of Bell Works that will provide cohesion for the iconic adaptive reuse development in Holmdel, New Jersey.  Christian Giordano, Principal and President, Director of Architecture at Mancini•Duffy, working with lead redevelopment architect Alexander Gorlin Architects, will spearhead the initiative, which will serve as a guiding blueprint for future developments, leasing practices, overall building renovations and tenant development plans at Bell Works. Mr. Giordano is joined by Alan Dandron, Principal, and Bill Mandara, Principal, also of Mancini•Duffy, who lend a combined 60 years of expertise to the assignment.

Formerly named Bell Labs, the Bell Works facility is currently undergoing a $100-million adaptive reuse redevelopment, the eventual result of which will be a modern, mixed-use complex. Originally designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen in 1962 as the headquarters of Bell Laboratories, the complex was constructed over a two year period, between 1962 and 1964, and was upgraded in 1982. In its new iteration, Somerset’s vision includes a pedestrian promenade within the building’s existing atrium that will serve as the central gathering space while connecting tenants and visitors to a host of dining, entertainment, and health and wellness services. The new property will also feature high-end retail and restaurants, high-quality office space, state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities, educational space, and a hotel with a conference center.

In addition to the creation of an interior master plan for the historic complex, Mancini•Duffy will also be reconfiguring the building’s various cores and infrastructure to accommodate the most efficient layouts for use by corporate tenants. The Garibaldi Group and M. Wilk Consulting serve as the exclusive office and retail leasing agents for Bell Works, respectively.

“It’s an honor to bring such a historic building designed by a truly iconic architect to the next stage of its life cycle. We are eager to begin work on the facility and play a vital role in its transformation,” said Giordano. “This extensive space has a fascinating past and even brighter future, and its presence will offer a great many opportunities to the businesses in and around Holmdel, which also happens to be the area in which I spent my formative years.”

Mancini•Duffy will also be involved in the building’s future, providing architectural services for tenants including visioning and programming, test fits, design development, construction documentation and construction administration. The firm has been retained to present area block outs and renderings to assist in attracting future tenants to the finished space.

Somerset Development selected internationally recognized architecture firm, Alexander Gorlin Architects, to serve as the lead architect for the redevelopment of the facility. The firm, which specializes in a wide range of projects including historically significant, adaptive reuse developments, will oversee the execution of programming, re-branding and restoration for Bell Works’ public and common area spaces.

Industry Veterans Anthony Schirripa, Theodore Hammer to Co-Chair Architecture and Interiors Leader

Mancini•Duffy, a leading architectural and interiors practice, announces that Christian D. Giordano, Principal and Director of Architecture, has been appointed President of the firm. In this role, Mr. Giordano is charged with leadership of the growing firm as it moves into its 100th year in 2015 and beyond. The announcement was made by Anthony P. Schirripa, FAIA IIDA, the firm’s CEO and Co- Chairman.

Mr. Schirripa also announced that Theodore Hammer, who most recently served as president of Mancini•Duffy, is taking on the role of chief operating officer and co-chairman.  Mr. Schirripa said, “Together, Ted, Christian and I will take a century of knowledge – the firm’s and our own combined experience – and put it to work to inspire Mancini•Duffy for a new generation of excellence and innovation.”

About Mr. Giordano, Mr. Schirripa said, “Christian brings the remarkable combination of design talent and business savvy to his leadership at Mancini•Duffy, and instills a creative, optimistic team spirit and environment for our continued growth.”  Mr. Hammer added, “We have long been a firm prized for smart, cutting-edge design that enabled our clients’ businesses to flourish. With Christian as President, we will build upon that reputation to earn recognition for our own innovative work environment and our ability to deliver architectural solutions as well as interior designs that help our clients achieve their goals.”

Mr. Giordano brings almost two decades of experience to his role as President at Mancini•Duffy, including work for major corporations and developers at HLW and Swanke Hayden Connell in New York as well as the firm Morphosis in Los Angeles. In his role as Director of Architecture at Mancini•Duffy, Mr. Giordano’s portfolio of work and relationships have helped the firm establish a new presence in hotel and multifamily architecture, as well as broadening the company’s service on behalf of some of the largest creative corporations in the nation, especially in the broadcast and advertising worlds. He studied architecture at University of Miami and received his Master’s degree from UCLA. He was recently named to Building Design + Construction’s “40 Under 40” list featuring 40 esteemed industry professionals with distinguished careers, who demonstrated service to their professions and communities, and who are actively participating in charity work.

“For 100 years, Mancini•Duffy has set a standard for merging both great design and smart business practices to inform our work, and we will carry that forward to a new level in our next century,” Mr. Giordano said. “First, we will be our own best client – putting the ideas we identify in our Center for Workplace Innovation to work in our own space, making sure we are fostering an environment that lets us test concepts and flourish with best practices. Equally, we are going to continue to be a fantastic, progressive firm, where the overall happiness of our team elevates our work and our service to our clients and the community.”

Mr. Giordano said his partners share his commitment to the enhancement of Mancini•Duffy’s inventive culture, and the drive to attract exciting young talent to work on both the growing architecture and interiors practices. “We will put great, thoughtful design front and center, and leverage this expertise to solve our client’s problems,” Mr. Giordano said. “Watch for us to elevate our game – a game that we already play at the very highest level.”

Reimagined Entry and Lobby of 35-Story Office Tower in Midtown Manhattan

Mancini•Duffy, a leading architectural and interiors practice, has completed the transformation of Normandy Real Estate Partners’ 35-story, 749,040 square-foot office tower, 575 Lexington Avenue. The firm’s dynamic design created an inviting lobby, new storefront, grand entrance, state-of-the-art elevator cabs, and a high-definition media wall. This was Mancini•Duffy’s first collaboration with Normandy; presently, the firm is working on the renovation of another building in the developer’s portfolio, 125 W. 25th Street.

“Mancini•Duffy is proud to once again work with Normandy Real Estate Partners on its asset at 575 Lexington Avenue,” said Christian Giordano, President of Mancini•Duffy. “We’re passionate about creating inviting and functional spaces that have a unique aesthetic, which also provides our clients with the tools necessary to attract top-quality tenants and be competitive in today’s market.”

Mancini•Duffy’s updated design features a two-story entryway, whose exterior canopy extends inward and acts as a ceiling for the interior lobby, creating a continuous connection between the indoor/outdoor spaces of the building. The bright, new entryway opens up the exterior of the ground-floor retail space, while paying homage to the dark glass façade above. Inside, the lobby is accentuated by a high-definition media wall which displays natural landscapes and programs geared towards clients and special occasions.

Interior and exterior finishes and materials used by Mancini•Duffy at 575 Lexington Avenue included white quartzite stone, statuary marble, wood, veneer, stainless steel, and high-end light fixtures. 

Industry veteran retains leadership, bolstered by additional expertise.

Mancini•Duffy has retained a new senior design professional to bolster its law firm practice led by industry veteran Dina Frank, AIA,IIDA, principal and president emeritus. Stephen Gertz, a widely recognized expert in the design of corporate offices, with particular expertise and extensive experience with law firms has joined the team as the Director of its Law Firm practice.

Mr. Gertz comes to Mancini•Duffy with nearly four decades of experience as Executive Vice President and Principal with Keiser Associates. There, he brought, designed, and managed a broad range of law firm projects including those for Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass, LLP and BuckleySandler, LLP. His most recent finished work was a renovation project for Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP. The work involved upgrades to a 14,000 square-foot conference center, the integration of full AV systems in all rooms and a new 25,000 square-foot practice floor featuring new planning and design standards which were implemented throughout the firm. 
His success in developing working relationships—some as much as 20 years long—with his clients has led many of them to follow him to Mancini•Duffy, where he can effectively continue to serve them in a larger, more diversified firm with a strong history of quality design and service. Gertz holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame.
“As client and industry needs change, we felt it time to deepen our expertise and bring Stephen to our team. His insight will further enable Mancini•Duffy to make bold, prudent moves in the future, especially as the firm moves into its next 100 years,” said Dina Frank. “We are excited to add Stephen’s skills to the law firm practice team, and I am thrilled to be working with him.”
Mancini•Duffy’s law firm practice has served many of the nation’s premiere legal powerhouse firms, including Latham & Watkins, Dorsey & Whitney and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.

Prominent Design and Construction Professional Brings Broad Experience In Architecture and Construction Management

In an effort to further expand its industry-leading architectural and interiors practice, Mancini•Duffy has hired prominent design and construction executive Rudy Espiritu to serve as a Technical Director/Senior Associate. Mr. Espiritu brings over 13 years of experience in architecture and construction management to his new position at Mancini-Duffy, joining an accomplished team of professionals at the firm.

“I am very excited to work with some of the most talented architects and designers in our industry at Mancini•Duffy, a firm with a tremendous history and many exciting projects in the works,” said Mr. Espiritu. “Personally, I am also looking forward to expanding my knowledge base as I learn from some of the best people in the business.”

Prior to joining Mancini•Duffy Mr. Espiritu was an Associate Partner, Project Manager and Project Architect with Foster + Partners. Among his many noteworthy projects while with the firm, he was involved in the complete renovation of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street.

Additional former senior leadership roles include Mr. Espiritu’s tenure with HLW International, where he oversaw 4.5 million square feet of new construction. While at HLW, he served as Project Architect on the ESPN Digital Center II, a 190,000 square-foot, ground-up Digital Release Facility. He was also involved in the 6,000 square-foot, fit-out of the flagship food service and public assembly facility for the NY headquarters of Google. He was Project Architect/Project manager for the 83,000 square-foot, mixed-use retail and residential tower at 300 East 79th Street. Mr. Espiritu also worked on the Hilton Grand Vacations Club, a 130,000 square-foot, ground-up project which consisted of a 27-story timeshare unit building, with 161 hotel units, including lobby, spa, and back –office operations, on 57th and 6th Avenue in Manhattan.

“Rudy is extremely talented and well-respected in the industry,” said Anthony Schirripa, FAIA IIDA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Over the past year, our practice has grown significantly - in all aspects - and we believe that Rudy will help us to further facilitate this expansion as we seamlessly combine his skills and past experiences into our team dynamic.”
Mr. Espiritu is a registered architect in New York and Florida. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University in Philadelphia and started his career in the same city with Flatiron Building Company, Inc. before moving to New York for a position with Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.  

Findings Also Indicate That Workday Preferences and Needs Differ Between Generations

Mancini•Duffy, a leading architectural and interiors firm, has released preliminary findings from The Coordinate, its survey on workplace trends. The survey indicates that working hours peak during the beginning and end of the day, where employees are not only more productive, but also give their employers a bonus by extending the workday during commuting time.  

Additional findings point to patterns in work days as well as work hours.  According to Mancini•Duffy’s Director of Workplace Innovation, Fran Ferrone, “Mondays are for planning, Fridays are for cleanup, and most meetings occur mid-week. We see this as not only impacting decisions about space, but about policy and perks; potentially, in a big way.”


The differences between ways in which generations see the workday are even sharper:
  • Younger generations make exercise a priority throughout the workday.
  • Older generations place importance on face time (vs. FaceTime) more than their younger counterparts.
  • Gen X and Y value their downtime – reflecting the trend toward project-based (vs. fulltime) work.
These findings are from the first in a series of surveys being conducted by Mancini•Duffy this year to test the hypothesis of “the dissolution of the traditional workweek.” Complete results (and their implications) will be published in early 2015. To participate in the Coordinate survey, visit: Contact for additional information or questions about The Coordinate.
Mancini•Duffy pleased to publicly announce that we're serving as the architect-of-record for a new 70,000-sf Brooklyn Nets training facility, designed by Manica Architecture and set to open in time for the 2015-2016 season.

For more information, please check out these articles on SB Nation, and the Brooklyn Nets' own website. MANICA also has some beautiful renderings on their website.

New CWI Article in National Real Estate Investor

"Standing Innovation," the latest article in National Real Estate Investor by our Director of Workplace Innovation, Fran Ferrone, discusses how prolonged sitting is becoming a major concern to employers as the importance of health is gaining momentum in the workplace. Here's a PDF version of the full article, alternatively titled "If Sitting Is The New Smoking, Is Standing The New Patch?"

Fran Ferrone writes a monthly column for National Real Estate Investor about workplace topics that affect real estate decisions.

Recent Hires in Business Development, Marketing, & Leadership of Law Firm Practice Support the Firm’s Strategic Plan

As Mancini•Duffy gears up for its 100th anniversary in 2015, the firm has given its strategic plan a strong foundation with several important new hires: Morgan Gorospe, Business Development Director; Kristin Valente, Marketing Director; and Stephen Gertz, who will co-share leadership of the law firm practice with Dina Frank.

Ted S. Hammer, Mancini•Duffy President, said, “There’s no question that Mancini•Duffy is hitting the ground running into its next 100 years. Our new strategic plan balances prudence with boldness: we are capitalizing on our historic strengths and excited about our near-term growth.”

Hammer, himself a relative new-comer to Mancini•Duffy, notes, too, that the firm’s ability to attract exceptional talent is a measure of wide-spread confidence in its future. “I joined Mancini•Duffy a year and a half ago because I saw such terrific opportunity and wanted to help realize it. Then last year, Christian Giordano came on board as Principal and Director of Architecture and is making building design a powerful and growing part of our practice. Now,” Hammer says, “three more experienced and gifted professionals are lending their skills and enthusiasm to our business development.”

Morgan Gorospe has 13 years’ experience in business development and project management for leading construction management firms including Structure Tone, Swinerton Builders and Perini. She has not only had great success in introducing new business, but in developing excellent long-term relationships with clients. In addition to a BA in Fine Arts/Emphasis in Interior Design from the University of Southern California, Morgan holds a Graduate Degree in Construction Planning & Management from UCLA. She is an active member of the New York Building Congress, CoreNet, USGBC, and ASHE.

Kristin Valente comes to Mancini•Duffy with more than a decade in marketing, as marketing coordinator for Perkins Eastman for seven years and, more recently, as Northeast Regional Marketing Coordinator for the civil and environmental engineering firm of Greeley and Hansen. A graduate of the University of Vermont with a BA in English, Kristin co-chairs the SMPS New York Chapter Professional Development Committee.

Stephen Gertz is a widely recognized expert in the design of corporate offices, with particular expertise and extensive experience with law firms. During his nearly four decades as Executive Vice President and Principal with Keiser Associates, he brought to that firm, designed, and managed a broad range of law firm projects. His success in developing working relationships—some as much as 20 years long—with his clients has led many of them to follow him to Mancini•Duffy, where he can effectively continue to serve them in a larger, more diversified firm with a strong history of quality design and service. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame.

All three of these professionals have expressed their excitement at joining Mancini•Duffy because of the firm’s excellent history, its vision going forward, its focus on the practice of architecture and interior design, and its Center for Workplace Innovation. They look forward to telling the firm’s story.

Health and Wellness are Key Features in Office Design

Mancini Duffy's Center for Workplace Innovation contributes to NeoCon2014 Trends to Watch.  Click here to access the press release.

Fran Ferrone in the May National Real Estate Investor

Fran Ferrone, our Director of Workplace Innovation, has a new column in the May National Real Estate Investor. Titled "Give the People What They Want," the column addresses the ways that a responsive workplace can make good business sense. To access a PDF of the article, click here. (Click the following links to access her last two columns, "Benchmarking Is Only a Starting Point" and "Avoid Managing Change at Your Peril.")

Earlier this month, Ricardo Nabholz of Mancini•Duffy participated in a bike tour of some of New York City's most fascinating — and private — urban landscapes. Sponsored by FLOS and Contract Magazine, and organized by BDE, the tour visited the future SuperPier site, the National September 11 Memorial, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Ricardo on a catwalk at SuperPier, an ambitious project masterminded by YoungWoo & Associates that will redevelop New York City's long-disused Pier 57 into a 270,000-sf retail and entertainment complex.

SuperPier graffiti commemorating Pan Am, the airline that shut down in late 1991.

The SuperPier site, 70 feet underneath the Hudson River. Once developed, the site will have the only underwater real estate in New York City.

The reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard was a site of shipbuilding for 150 years until it was decommissioned in 1966.

One of the rope cleats at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Today, the Brooklyn Navy Yards fall within a M3-1 zone, allowing the site to be used for things like gunpowder manufacture, meat processing, and liquor distillation.

Marc Agger, president of the Agger Fish Corporation, lead the tour through the Brooklyn Navy Yard site.

April 23, 2014: Director of Mancini•Duffy's Center for Workplace Innovation Fran Ferrone, and Project Designer Ricardo Nabholz, LEED AP shared a photo-op at Haworth's newly refreshed New York showroom at 125 Park Avenue in New York City.

Fran Ferrone in National Real Estate Investor

Fran Ferrone, our Director of Workplace Innovation, writes a monthly column for National Real Estate Investor about workplace topics that affect real estate decisions. We've put her first two columns online for your perusal. The first, "Benchmarking Is Only a Starting Point" covers the use of pilot projects as a way for large companies to test new workplace concepts; the second, "Avoid Managing Change at Your Peril,", discusses the benefits of a well-executed change management program. Keep watching this blog for her future columns.

Ted Hammer and Fran Ferrone Quoted in Crain's New York


Hey there. We're pleased to mention that President Ted Hammer and Director of Workplace Strategy Fran Ferrone were both quoted in a Crain's New York Business arti cle last week noting the evolution of New York City office spaces towards collaborative work environments. You can read the article by clicking on the following link: "Open office spaces create lofty goals".