A global investment firm based out of Brazil was establishing a base in New York City: 25,000 square feet in a prime midtown location. The building’s perimeter consisted of full-height windows with commanding views, a source of inspiration for the architects at Laffredo Brooks. Gallin realized their design which features open plan seating on the trading floor, and makes liberal use of metal and glass fronting for conference rooms, meeting spaces, lounge areas and offices. The reception area balances the elegance of imported white and grey Carrera stone flooring against the warm tones of custom millwork, and dramatic black walls treated with Vitruv, a form of painted concrete that’s ultra-durable. The latest technology is used throughout for 24/7 connectivity to Brazil and the world markets.