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meridian D esi g n ass o cia t es archi t ec t s , P . c .

N ew Y o r k :

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1140 Broadway 6th Floor New York City, NY 10001 212.431.8643 phone 212.431.8775 fax 907 SW 79th Avenue Miami, FL 33144 305.262.7663

Gene v a : Meridian Group8

20, rue Boissonnas 1227 Acacias Geneva, Switzerland +4 122 560 88 88

F o u ndin g P rincipal :

An t on io Arg ib ay, AI A , L E E D AP

F o u ndin g P rincipal :

Bic e C . W il son , AI A

P rincipal :

Lu is Rog es, AAI A

P rincipal :

Rob ert H . M il k ie, R . A . N CARB

C o ncep t s Practical Visionaries Ideas Animate Architecture Integrated Design A reas o f P rac t ice Commercial Residential Retail Redevelopment

Project Management Support

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Firm Background Our Design and Project Management firm has been providing Urban Design, Architecture and Interior Design services for over 30 years. Our Practice is both national and international. We have active offices in New York City, Miami FL, White Plains NY, and Fort Myers FL. We have a long-term association with Group8, an architectural firm founded by former members of our firm with offices in Geneva Switzerland and Hanoi. Our practice is multilingual – we are able to communicate in English, Spanish, French, Turkish, Korean, Amharic and several other languages.

Practical Visionaries We’re skilled at finding the elegant vision that integrates our client’s requirements and culture with the causes and conditions shaping a given project. We build consensus within the project team – end users, builders, consultants, municipal officials – around the ideas which will animate the architecture. In the pre-design process we provide both due diligence and fundamental analysis of the needs and success criteria that will inform the design process. In later stages, we protect the project vision by our skill in managing the practical considerations that make visions achievable.

Scale of Firm The scale of our firm allows for intensive involvement by the principals on each project. Bice Wilson, AIA is the managing principal of the firm. Antonio Argibay, AIA is the principal in charge of design and production. Luis Roges, AAIA is the operations principal and Robert H. Milkie, R.A., NCARB is our principal of corporate interiors. Our Director of Interior Design is Kathleen Peragine. They are supported by teams of architects, interior and industrial designers, as well as administrative and clerical staff.

Consistent Quality and Long-Term Relationships We design functionally beautiful places that create value for our clients. Our firm is known for the clarity and detail of our construction documents and for our exacting project management skills. The insight, rigor and leadership we bring to every project are relied upon by our many long-term clients.

Diverse Work We have worked on an array of building types – new buildings and adaptive reuses of existing structures. Workplaces, homes, institutions and communities, media facilities, office buildings, corporate interiors, retail spaces, cultural centers, and sculptural commissions. We take on challenging design issues such as corporate change management, urban redevelopment, sites with difficult building law, historical and environmental conditions.

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solar thermal heating and cooling

Sustainability In every place we design, we celebrate the pattern of life and provide a context for the inhabitants to experience the wonder of their place in the world. On all projects, we will analyze all design decisions in light of sustainability design criteria and help our clients determine practical ways to create projects which are gentle on the earth.

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Integrated Design Responsible design requires the integration of a wide array of design considerations: social, ergonomic, legal, aesthetic, sculptural, functional, financial, ecological and political. Some firms specialize in a subset of these design aspects. We practice Integrated Design, synthesizing the broadest possible set of considerations. This approach is what makes our designs both sensitive and practical, able to pursue ambitious visions and address complex design challenges.

Project Management We manage the realization of the ideas we design. Logistics, phasing, schedules, coordination of multiple contracts, budgets and purchasing – we assist our clients in all these practical aspects of the creative process.



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The Prime While using resourceful building law analysis and expediting municipal approvals, Meridian Design maximized the site of an existing tenement in the Meatpacking District and converted it into luxury residences. After additions and alterations to the tenement, the development now has ten condominiums including two duplexes and eight floor-throughs.

CBS Since 1991 CBS has relied on Meridian Design for many of their missioncritical projects and corporate interiors. Beginning with the conversion of the Ed Sullivan Theater into David Letterman’s venue, we have provided services for everything from door replacements to: · Multiple Studies for the planning and relocation of their over one-million-sf Broadcast Operations Center. · Multiple radio stations. · Two generations of the evolution of their morning show production facility. · The phased development of their new digital Media Distribution Center

CBS Offices Like many of our clients, they consider Meridian Design a part of their organization, turning to us for long-term strategic planning, architecture and project management. They return to us because we protect their interests, accomplish ambitious, visionary projects, and carefully manage budgets and aggressive schedules.

IAT SE H Q Re l o c a t i o n For the IATSE HQ Relocation, Meridian Design provided design and project management services. The new office is spacious and elegant and celebrates the industry of the client - the largest union that represents workers in the entertainment industry. The relocated office includes open plan offices, conference rooms and social area, maximizing the social benefits of the “Spaces Between�. The design intent was to create theatrical and dramatic lightening, inspired by the client and the entertainment industry.


Tenant improvement refurbishment throughout leasehold for sharing EMMIS spaces with another tenant, including relocating existing outside sublet tenants to a new demised area. Creation of demised leasehold which could be utilized by Merlin Media or returned to the Landlord. Area: Âą9,000 sq-ft

H udso n R i v e r St u d i o s HRS was a design for a 500,000 sf addition to an existing 5-acre rooftop “plateau” along the Hudson River Waterfront. Meridian Design’s building law analysis unlocked hundreds of thousands of square feet of development potential previously unidentified. After a year of pre-development work, we assisted our clients in landing Proctor & Gamble’s soap operas as an anchor tenant. Integration of elevators, MEP infrastructure and access throughout the 800,000 sf structure was part of the customized design for them. Working closely with NYC EDC and the Mayor’s Office, we obtained municipal approvals and construction began, only to be stopped due to a real estate dispute.

Min tz Lev i n C oh n Fe r r i s G l o v s k y & Po p e o Based in Boston, MA, the client pursued a new image and branding for their first New York, NY office facility located on the 24th and 25th Floors at 666 Third Avenue. Following the success of this facility, the client returned and desired the same design to be implemented in Boston, MA, Reston, VA, and Washington DC. Several different floors in the Boston and New York locations were also commissioned in later years.

SBS Since 1988, Meridian Design has been designing workplaces for SBS. Our work has included the repurposing of existing buildings and the restorations of historic buildings. Projects include moving corporate headquarters twice, designing local radio stations in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. With the design of SBS’s new corporate headquarters in Miami, we brought to light the vision the Board of Directors had for a modern Florida workplace for their accounting, finance, human resources, sales and executive departments. Finding a balance between warm and cool, we infused the space with sustainable materials to create a contemporary environment, taking full advantage of Florida’s abundant natural light without sacrificing personal comfort.

I AT S E For the new National Benefit Fund offices, Meridian Design provided design and project management services. The new 35,000 sf office is spacious and elegant and celebrates the industry of the client. The floor includes a large flexible conference wing for meeting, training and teleconferencing. Graphic representations of film, theatre, television were designed as wall covering, signage and poster display.

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Willingboro, NJ was one of the original Levittowns, along the Route 130 corridor. Its shopping center, once vibrant, was virtually abandoned. We worked with the community to envision a new civic heart of the community, converting various buildings into the town’s Library, a Community College, planning the first multi-family housing for elders and new homeowners, and converting a former Department Store into a mail-order pharmacy for MerckMedco employing over 800 people.

Mu n i c h A m e r i c a n Re i n s u ra n c e We have worked with Munich American Reinsurance Company (MARC) on a variety of projects. For a project in New York City, we performed a complete restacking and renovation of all four floors of MARC’s facility. The success of this project led to additional projects in Stamford, CT and San Francisco, CA.

Lifetime Lifetime Entertainment and MDA collaborated in a deep-level analysis of every function in their facility. LES and MDA shared a commitment to designing the place for the people who work there. We created social spaces for relaxation, maximizing the benefit of the “Spaces Between� where so much creative inspiration happens. LES reported that the new space had a dramatic impact on productivity and morale, while also serving their technical needs elegantly.

meridian D esi g n ass o cia t es archi t ec t s , P . c .

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18 Market Street Akris Allscripts Training Facilities American Beer Distribution American Council of Learned Societies American Fed. of Musicians Pension Fund Assoc. of Independent Commerical Producers Athens Entertainment Center BMG Entertainment Calvin Klein Offices Chancellor Marketing Group Church Pension Group Cognizant Corporation Daewoo International (America) Corp. DBRS, Inc. Delirium Offices Detectives Endowment Association Development Corporation for Israel DeWitt, Stern & Imperatore Ltd. Empire Management IATSE IMS Health Iron Workers Funds Service Facility, Inc. Kampo Cultural Center Learning Corporation of America, NYC Lieutenants Benevolent Association MCA Records Merck-Medco Willingboro Distribution Center MGSCOMM Misys, PLC Mitchell’s News Service Munich American Reinsurance Corporation NEC Nielsen Media Research Pergament Mall (Phase I & II) Prudential Securities Inc. Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation Rich Worldwide Travel, NYC Sergeants Benevolent Association Summit Group Swig Weiler Arnow The Galbreath Company Virtual Growth, Inc. Warner Bros. Witkoff Group WPIX

edu ca tion

ASA College Greico Financial Training Institute Learning Corporation of America Mildred Elley School


Deutsche Bank Dimension Capital Doral Ban Dubai Investments Dun & Bradstreet Hunter Global IBJ Whitehall Investors Bank Trust Company Kleinwort Benson Holdings Corp. Milberg Factors Millgate Capital Morgan Stanley—Smith Barney MSCI, Inc. Susquehanna Brokerage Services The First Women’s Bank

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Care Clinics Seaview Hospital Office of Integrated Medicine

law firms

Dealy/Trachtman Law Offices Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo Morgan Finnegan PC Morvillo, Abramowitz and Grand, P.C. Ohrenstein and Brown PC Outten and Golden

n o n - pro fit

African Services Committee Board Of Jewish Education BronxNet Council of Jewish Federations Girl Scouts of the USA Help USA Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services Jewish Community Center Association MDA (Muscular Dystrophy)


540AM WLUX ABC / Disney Adelphia Communications Advalue AOL Blue Dolphin Studio Cablevision CBS Inc. Central Studios Citadel Broadcasting Clear Channel Radio CNN David Horowitz Music Associates Digital FX Ed Sullivan Theater Edward Bilous Productions Inc. Emmis Communications ESPN Fox Sports Fox Deportes Glenn Beck Hudson River Productions Inner City Broadcasting Corp. Infinity Broadcasting Interscope Records Kaufman Astoria Studios Kingworld Lifetime Entertainment Television Macrose Music Martha Stewart Living TV Miami Atlantic Studios MTVA NBC Northern Lights New York City, City Hall Media Facility Post Perfect Rachael Ray Scholastic Entertainment Sean Hannity Sirius Satellite Radio Sony Music South Hampton College Spanish Broadcasting Systems Staten Island Community Television Technicolor Telemundo The Time Warner Tribune Broadcasting Trutone Recording Studios Univision WCBS-TV Westwood One Radio Networks World Wrestling Entertainment YES Network

Zuma Digital Expansion

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BronxNet Bronx Council on the Arts CBS Cooper Hewitt Museum Hudson River Productions Renewal Realty Tanager London Development Univision Westchester Land Trust Willingboro Town Center Master Plan World Wrestling Entertainmnet

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Atlantic Group Benetton Calvin Klein Calvin Klein Outlet Store Cherry Tree Store Christine B. Boutique Danskin, Inc. Eileen Fisher Boutique ESPN Store Fitness Together Foofaroo Boutique Jeeves Kiehl’s Pharmacy Lamston Stores Lancome Corporate Design Paragon Sporting Goods Perfumania Plymouth Store and Accessory Place Roberta Nitedressing Couture Sahadi’s University Shop

Resident ial

Alarcon Residence Alexander Residence Ballast Point Townhouses Feldman Residence Gigante Residence Horton’s Mill Village Lutnick Residence The Prime Stonehenge Management


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