The William Kaufman Organization and Sage have completed a $54 million renovation project at 767 Third Avenue, a high-rise office tower in Midtown East, Manhattan. The design team included FXCollaborative, the same architect that completed the tower in 1981, alongside Fogarty Finger.
The goal of the project was to enrich the tenant experience through the provision of hospitality-inspired services and amenity spaces, and sleek interiors suited for modern enterprise tenants.
Beginning on the ground floor, the building’s lobby now features a curving glass curtain wall and strategically placed columns that facilitate the flow of natural light into the space. The expression of curves as a design motif and inspiration is also observed in the circular reception and security desk in the center of the space, the rounded columns, and smooth corners at each elevator bay.
To further enhance the space, Sage has curated a music playlist that will change with the seasons, and a crafted scent with notes of white tea, citrus, thyme, jasmine, and amber.
Outside of the lobby, a sculpture garden occupies the building’s public plaza. To revamp the space, the architects have installed new seating, pavement, and updated planters to facilitate public engagement and future community events.
Inside the building, tenants have access to Sage Oasis, an amenity floor to help tenants escape and relax from a hectic day. Spaces include an outdoor terrace and garden, a cafe lounge, and library lounge. A board room, a ‘salon’ meeting room, and a catering kitchen can also be reserved for private company gatherings.
As an added perk, tenants can take advantage of the complimentary Sage Passport, which allows access to other Oasis programs in Manhattan. The first Oasis program opened at 437 Madison Avenue and features a winter garden, a café, a communal lounge and library, a terrace garden, a breakout studio for small gatherings, and a meditation studio. There is also a flexible event space for large gatherings branded as The Forum.
The next Oasis will debut at 77 Water Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.