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Avon's New Pink and
Green Headquarters

Avon North America Headquarters
New York, New York, USA

“There’s minimal cost to retrofitting and building green,
as long as you plan for it up front.”

Louise Matthews
Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities, Avon
from Contract magazine

This project renovated 12 floors of the 1950s 777 Third Avenue building with a LEED Gold design.

HOK’s design creates a contemporary space that promotes collaboration and Avon’s brand while reducing its environmental impact.

In addition to makings its new Manhattan offices look beautiful and create a feminine, timeless environment, Avon asked HOK’s design team to create collaborative space and efficiencies that would reduce occupancy costs.

For the open-plan environment, HOK worked with Avon to standardize a one-size workstation that would reduce the cost of moves while providing flexibility for future changes. Collaborative spaces include communal pantries, AV-equipped conference rooms and a Telepresence video conference facility that connects Avon associates worldwide. The headquarters also contains a jewelry design studio, photo studio, image room and company store.

Pending USGBC approval, Avon will be the only cosmetics company in New York with a LEED Gold office space. With a focus on FSC-certified wood, regionally sourced materials, energy efficiency and recycled content, Avon’s headquarters demonstrates its commitment to people and the environment.

LEED CERTIFICATION

LEED-CI Gold

SIZE

275,000 sq. ft. / 111,500 sq. m.
11 floors

SERVICES

Interior Design
Workplace Strategy

91.5%

Percentage of FSC-certified wood

96%

Percentage of seated spaces that have access to outdoor views

22%

Increase in lighting efficiency over a standard design

15%

Percentage of the subcontracted construction workforce who were women

 

NEWS

16 September 2011
“Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability”
Inhabitat

14 September 2011
“Avon Debuts Sustainable United States Headquarters”
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