Case Studies

Lane Office: 256 West 38th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 

Lane Office has OFFICIALLY moved to its new Midtown West address: 256 West 38th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10018. Located centrally between Penn Station, Port Authority, and Times Square, this new office showcases what we do best: sustainable spaces. Featuring the all new DIRTT Timber Frames, we were limited only by our imagination in creating this state of the art space. Integrated technology and media walls, healthcare vignettes, custom order manufacturing and graphics; this office has it all. To schedule a tour, please contact Lane Office President Dan Hickey at dh@laneoffice.com. Below is an interview with CEO Gregory F. Burke on the motivations and process of the move:

What was the impetus for relocation?

Our old location saw us through years of growth but as our lease came to an end, we saw no other choice but to find a new location to call Lane Office’s home. Like any change, it came with the obligation to make it something positive for our people, those we employ and those we so happily serve. With that, we knew we needed a space that allowed us to show off the product we feel so passionately about in hopes that we can make these sentiments ones that are not exclusively ours.

The move from Lex and 33rd to the West Side to 38th St. What were the drivers? The space? The building? The location? For customers? For employees/commuting?

As much as we will always cherish our times in the old space, when we discovered, or uncovered, as we like to say, our new office on the West Side of Manhattan, we knew we had found a gem! It came down to the fact that we needed more room and above all, we needed a space that would be sustainable that has the capacity to grow and evolve. The open space, at 17,000 square feet, was essentially a blank canvas that we could put our stamp on from a furniture and DIRTT standpoint.

Did Lane Office do all of its own design and project planning?

Cindy DeFronzo, Lane Office’s Design Director did all of the design and project planning and Mario Arostegui managed the project based on the DIRTT designs by Rich Miller. Having our own people work on the project not only gave us a guarantee that the job would be done well, it made it all the more personal to us.

How many months from lease signing to move-in?

From the second the lease was signed, it took only 10 weeks to move in. This would not have been the case had we resorted to standard methods of construction. DIRTT’s impressive lead times (only 4-6 weeks!) and the dedication of our people made the move feel like it came and went in an instant. The aspect that has delighted us the most is that from layout to build out, both timber displays took a total of six hours.

What does Lane have here in terms of employee amenities that it did not have in former space?

Talking about the amenities without first mentioning the fact that we have better, or simply working, air conditioning would feel wrong. Our last space saw many of us at our worst during the middle of New York’s unbearably hot summer days so it could not be ignored when seeking out a new office that this was a necessity, if only for our own sanity. On top of the air conditioning, there are many amenities to be grateful for, including a cafeteria with plenty of space to eat and have casual meetings, two conference rooms, break out spaces and most importantly, our products, such as DIRTT media walls throughout the office and a Healthcare Vignette featuring a flip down bed that can hold up to 600 pounds.

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