Water Street Commercial Storefront

This commercial storefront on Water Street sits at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, offering views of the bridge and Manhattan. A new construction, it was built to recreate the Landmarked 19th century warehouse that occupied this Fulton Ferry Historic District site. 

Wrapping around the corner, the historic facade was rebuilt with a fully glazed storefront. The architects saw the project through NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

Raphael Marcus Law Offices

OCV designed the law offices of attorneys Raphael & Marcus. This stately legal office was located in the historic Fred F. French building on 5th Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan.

The design used oak throughout and featured custom designed, built-in cabinets in its 12 offices, law library, conference room, waiting area and kitchenette.

Elm Place

The build-out of this corporate headquarters for the nonprofit 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 loft building on Lafayette Street modernized and transformed the rundown lobby to striking effect.

Among the project features are:
– custom oil steel stair
– reclaimed wood wall panels
– granites floor tiles
– cove lighting and an illuminated floating ceiling

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 resulted in a lavish retail garden center. The extensive warehouse, retail store and office lay in the heart of Chelsea.

The design incorporated a custom steel and glass facade to dissolve the storefront threshold. Turn-of-the-century siding and granite fixtures preserve the old flavors of the surrounding Tribeca neighborhood within the contemporary space.

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

McKibbin Street Industrial Center

This project was a combined renovation and preservation of nine historic buildings. Originally the H. Lawrence & Sons Rope Works, they date 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 two awards, the New York State Historic Preservation Award and a Building Brooklyn Award.

Der Kommissar

Der Kommissar is a small Austrian bar, restaurant and performance space that was given a complete interior gut renovation. Wood, exposed brick and clean lines were employed to 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. An elevation change set the rear apart, making it a stage for live musical performances and community events.