Address: 23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007
Project Cost: $350,000
Date: January 2014
Size: 3,000 SF

Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
Steven Kratchman
23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007

Hugo Construction Corp.
Hugo Cheng
227 24th street
Brooklyn, New York 11232

Edward Hubschman Consulting
Edward Hubschman
244-98 61st Avenus
douglaston, new york 11362

Batska Engineering LLC
Altin Batska
627 West 165th Street, 4th foor
New York, New York 100032


This 1850s-era Tribeca warehouse was converted into new offices for SKAPC. A lower storage level was identified as a means of adding square footage and two floors subsequently were joined together, using space as the primary source of architectural value. The design features flow from the existing conditions and programmatic requirements. Fourteen wood joists were removed and recycled to build two flights of stairs and a conference table; subfloor wood planks were repurposed for the conference room ceiling. In addition, the existing plaster brick and stone walls were left exposed and raw unless otherwise needed. The upstairs was zoned for amenity spaces and the downstairs for the design studio. Each level was designed with a different look and feel, and each flight of stairs follows a separate design concept, one a folded plan and the other storage columns, both in lieu of standard stringers.

Photography provided by Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.