Retail Headquarters in DUMBO
CWB Architects was commissioned to design 50,000 square feet of space that serve as the headquarters for the home furnishings retailer, West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma. One half of this space was to be used for offices for approximately 80 employees, while the other was to be dedicated to design studios for products featured in the company’s catalog, as well a working set for product photo shoots and auxiliary storage.

To create an interior design aesthetic consistent with West Elm’s modernist look and feel, we enhanced existing industrial features and preserved the loft-style architecture by using well-priced construction methods and materials.


LOCATION   |   DUMBO, Brooklyn
SIZE   |   50000 sf
YEAR COMPLETE   |   2005
SCOPE   |   Design and construction of a new retailer headquarters.


PARTNER IN CHARGE   |   Jason Boutin
PROJECT TEAM   |   Brendan Coburn, Jesse Fearins, Chloe Cerwinka
CONTRACTOR   |   Two Trees Management Co, LLC
PHOTOGRAPHER   |   Catherine Tighe