Vornado Charles E. Smith
Hickok Cole Architects designed the interior and exterior renovation of the main ground-level, public lobby of 1777 North Kent Street. The renovation includes new paving leading up to lit glass boxes and a glass canopy of the Kent Street façade. For optimal pedestrian visibility, the building signage is located at the corner of the intersection and above the main entry. Additionally, the exterior lighting is concealed behind a cavity in the glass boxes and highlights the façade on the street. The interior renovation encompasses a visually enlarged lobby space by combining a subtle palette of glass and plaster walls with lighting extending from each column across the ceiling and vertically down the opposite wall.