Surf Avenue Lobby
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Program: Lobby – Affordable Housing
Status: Completed 2023
This affordable housing building, dramatically located with views to the ocean, requires an updated lobby. The property is managed by JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging), one of New York’s largest non-profit agencies serving older adults in New York City. The existing finishes need upgrading and the traffic pattern reconfigured to provide easier access to the elevators and mailboxes. In addition, the current location of the guard’s desk is awkward. The design relocated the guard’s desk to a room adjacent and open to the vestibule for easier visibility and flow. The finishes reflect the beach location with a blond wood reception desk in the office and wavy white tile accent wall complementing gray panel wainscot tiling and wood benches.