175 Park Avenue

Realogy Headquarters

KPF transformed an existing Verizon call center into a headquarters for a young, cutting-edge company by pulling nature directly into the office environment, creating a state-of-the-art workspace that is intimately connected to its surroundings.

KPF’s strategy cut the central third out of the existing building to create a series of open-air courtyards. The central courtyard divides the building into two parallel office bars, or wings, whose ends face the parking space. A central connector, the lobby space, is conceived of as an architectural promenade leading to the third floor by way of an ornamental stair sequence.

In the design of the outdoor spaces, KPF collaborated with renowned landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz. The courtyard moves outward in layers into the parking area, which is re-envisioned as a part of the landscape. Landscape swales and plantings help to re-establish natural aquifers. The signature installation of land art in the courtyard is a reference to the geological formations of the site and the broader context of bucolic Madison, New Jersey.


Madison, NJ, USA


The Hampshire Companies


Headquarters, Office, Renovation


26,500 m2 / 285,000 ft2


Best Refurbished Building - Bronze Medal (MIPIM 2014), Design Award (AIA New York State 2014), Honor Award (AIA New Jersey 2013), Americas: Best Commercial Development (Internation Property Award 2013)

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Project Type:Renovation
Project Location:Americas