NEW YORK - Knoll furniture’s flagship office, showroom, and shop, occupying 50,000 square feet on four floors of a mid-century skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, was among winners of the 2014 American Institute of Architects AIA Honor Awards. 

The Knoll office was designed by Architecture Research Office (ARO), a New York City firm led by Stephen Cassell, Adam Yarinsky and Kim Yao.

On the street level, a home design shop features end-grain oak flooring and layers color, textures, and drapery to create a warm residential environment. Full-height windows on the second floor broadcast the company’s brand to the street.

 he offices, a combination of open plan, private, and activity spaces, are an extension of the showroom, providing a place where clients can experience the furniture in use. These spaces are defined by interior glazing and gray lacquer panels and doors. 

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected 26 recipients of the 2014 Institute Honor Awards, which exemplifies excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design.
Winners wil be honored at the 2014 AIA convention in Chicago, June 26-28 .