A Tour of Argo Group’s Modern NYC Office
Argo Group, an investment provider of insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty markets, recently hired architecture and interior design firm TPG Architecture to design their new office, located in a former warehouse in New York City’s Meatpacking District.
“TPG has worked with the company on a number of projects over the years, including their Boston office and current NYC office located at 610 Broadway. With an expiring lease approaching, Argo engaged TPG for the relocation and expansion of their NYC office. The client wanted more collaborative space to accommodate their young and growing workforce and selected a former warehouse in the Meatpacking District located at 413 14th Street to house their new office. The client was drawn to the building’s historic details—exposed brick, columns, wood beams, large windows, and pitched ceilings. TPG incorporated as much of the building’s natural bones into the design, and used a mix of rustic, raw materials with a refined, modern look. To help preserve the building’s charm, the concrete floors needed to be polished, and exposed brick needed to be acid-washed. The full build-out of the vacant warehouse required marrying three separate buildings into one cohesive floorplate, where Argo would take over the 3rd, 4th and newly built 5th floors. The 3rd floor’s reception area leads to a large open café filled with booths and a reclaimed wood-plank platform, a space that will help to create buzz in the office and double as a town hall area. The office will house the company’s digital team and will feature large collaboration spaces, moveable workstations, as well as a boulevard wall of conference rooms. Phone-booth rooms with custom graphics, made by TPG’s Branding & Graphics team, will accommodate more private meetings.”
- Location: Meatpacking District, New York City
- Date completed: 2017
- Size: 45,900 square feet
- Design: TPG Architecture
- Photos: Eric Laignel