Ford Foundation Steel Atrium Restoration

All Custom, Architectural Feature, Commercial Interiors, Custom Fabrication, Feature Walls + Ceilings
Commercial Interiors, Lobby, Reception
About This Project

Case Study #59124: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice Steel Atrium Restoration
Client: Henegan Construction
Design: Gensler
Location: New York, NY

Amuneal was honored to be part of Gensler’s 2019 renovation of this Midtown Manhattan landmark. Designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates an built in 1967, the granite-clad steel-and-glass 12-story building, wrapped around a 174-foot-high, skylit atrium. Amuneal’s scope included Ornamental Metal Fabrication and Restoration of new and existing steel in the iconic atrium. Amuneal’s custom metal finish seamlessly matched the the restored COR-TEN’s characteristic deep orange rust. Amuneal was awarded a 2019 Lucy G Moses Preservation Award by the New York Landmarks Conservancy for outstanding preservation efforts.  The Ford Foundation was also awarded the 2020 AIA Award for Interior Architecture and a 2019 Best of Year Award for Office Renovation by Interior Design. Read more about the Ford Foundtaion in Architectural Record Here.