We were the project architects for the Ralph Lauren flagship store, a ground-up building in Manhattan’s Upper East Side Historic District. The four-story limestone structure is noteworthy for its use of the highest quality materials and detailing: carefully crafted limestone, wrought iron, and bronze metal work, rich woodwork, and ornate plaster detailing.
Based on late nineteenth century French Beaux-Arts buildings, the design was warmly received at public hearing by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and received a Certificate of Appropriateness for meeting contextual design criteria.
The adjacent townhouse was incorporated and clad with refurbished stone. It features new, curved-wood double-hung windows, and a new limestone portico and areaway at the original entrance to the building to match historic photographs.