Water Street Commercial Storefront

Sitting at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, this new construction on Water Street was recreated to resemble the Landmarked 19th century warehouse that occupied this Fulton Ferry Historic District site. 

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission-approved historic facade was rebuilt with a fully glazed storefront that wraps around the corner, offering views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan beyond.

Raphael Marcus Law Offices

OCV designed the offices of attorneys Raphael & Marcus, located in the historic Fred F. French building on 5th Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan.

This stately legal office uses oak throughout and features custom designed, built-in cabinets in its 12 offices, law library, conference room, waiting area and kitchenette.

Elm Place Offices

The build-out of this corporate headquarters for the non-profit community organization CCM uses warm wood paneling to finish new partitions and walls, while the use of glass panels and low partitions brings light to interior work stations.

Lafayette Street Lobby

OCV’s design for this mixed use New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission SoHo loft building modernized and transformed the rundown existing lobby to striking effect.

West Village Storefronts

This stretch of four historic commercial storefronts on the corner of Bleecker and Christopher Streets in the West Village received a Landmarks Preservation approved historic renovation with interior reconfiguration.

Together with a historic renovation of the facades and storefronts, the set of four commercial spaces now each offer tenants ample room for retail businesses.

Chelsea Garden Center

This gut renovation of a raw industrial space features a lavish retail Garden Center with an extensive warehouse and office.

The design incorporates a custom steel and glass facade to dissolve the storefront threshold and turn-of-the-century siding and granite fixtures, preserving the old flavors of the surrounding Tribeca neighborhood while introducing the new.

Expeditors International

This project involved the conversion of an existing prefab storage structure into a two-level regional headquarters for the supply chain management company Expeditors International.

Additional site remediation and rebuilding of the bulkhead along the bay were achieved through a series of settling ponds with native plantings that naturally filter stormwater discharge.

Haven Wine Bar

For this project OCV reinvented the existing 4,000 square foot space of an old East Side brownstone into exotic lounges. The renovation has become a chic nightspot on 51st Street in Manhattan.

Interiors, which are plush and adorned with masks, swords, deer antlers, antique books and chandeliers, compliment the locale’s international array of tapas, cocktails and music.

McKibbin Street Industrial Center

Originally the H. Lawrence & Sons Rope Works, this project was a combined renovation and preservation of 9 historic buildings from the 1850s and 1930s. The 317-foot long complex at the western edge of North Brooklyn’s Industrial Business Zone provides light industrial and artisanal workspaces.

As the last remaining structure of its kind in Brooklyn it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2009, the project was recognized with the New York State Historic Preservation Award and a Building Brooklyn Award.

Der Kommissar

This small Austrian bar/restaurant in Brooklyn was given a complete interior gut renovation. Wood, exposed brick and clean lines complement its offerings of beer, bratwurst and all things Austrian.

Above-head lighting runs the length of the bar and wall wash lights feature a local artists’ hand painted work. The rear of the bar is set apart by a change in elevation and is frequently used as a stage for live musical performances and community events.