FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton Relocates Downtown
Architectural firm IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton moves to Wall Street
New York, NY,
March 15, 2016
IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton announces the move of its office to 44 Wall Street. Downtown Manhattan has long been synonymous with financial Institutions, bankers, lawyers, and government officials. However, many of these financial firms have been steadily moving from the area, and, creative firms are taking their place. Media giants, advertising agencies, and design firms are changing the nature of downtown Manhattan from a financial services mecca to a more quirky, friendly, creative cultural hub. “We want to be a part of the creative surge taking place Downtown. Many firms within the industry are moving here and it’s energizing to be surrounded by top tiers and professionals”, said IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton’s principal, Cathy Jackson, AIA, LEED AP.
The departure of many financial firms from downtown has primed the area for a bit of a creative renaissance. The opening of One World Trade has drawn more creative firms to the area, with companies such as Conde Nast, Time Inc. and Droga5 relocating to Wall Street. But it’s not just media agencies aiding in the creative development of FiDi; there are many architecture and design firms located south of Chambers Street: Downtown Manhattan is quickly becoming the popular choice for many innovative companies.
Susan H. Wright, AIA, LEED AP and IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton’s Managing Principal said, “The firm considered options for staying in Meatpacking but ultimately decided the move to downtown Manhattan was more compelling. The Meatpacking location was great but we wanted something different, something new. The firm has undergone many changes in the past couple of years and our new office is representative of those changes. We’re very excited about this new opportunity and looking forward to watching the firm grow and succeed as a part of our new neighborhood”.
IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton, a member of the IBI Group family of firms, is an architecture, planning, interior design, and systems engineering firm. We are recognized for our portfolio of prominent design and planning projects, spanning over 80 years of practice. Our outstanding team of professionals continues this rich legacy, and is dedicated to design excellence in response to client needs and expectations. For further information visit: gruzensamton.com.
About IBI Group Inc.
IBI Group (TSX:IBG) is a globally integrated architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm with over 2,200 professionals around the world. For more than 40 years, its dedicated professionals have helped clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. IBI Group believes that cities must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch. www.ibigroup.com.
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