New York, New York

Completion Date: January 2009

Owner: Marc Jacobs International

Program: An expansion of Marc Jacobs' eighth-floor SoHo showroom onto the floor below, adding new showrooms for ready-to-wear and accessories, offices for sales and public relations, and an office for the company president, for a total of 10,000 square feet.

Design concept and solution: The Stephan Jaklitsch team sought to design an environment for buyers and editors continuous with the Marc Jacobs brand. The palette of materials—ebonized wood floors, custom sycamore millwork, nickel vitrines and lighting—recalls the Marc Jacobs stores, as does furniture by Christian Liaigre. Video monitors set into the showroom walls play images from the runway shows. The architects created a double-level executive suite, cutting away part of the seventh floor ceiling and adding a metal and glass staircase to connect the president's office below with Jacobs' above.

Stephan Jaklitsch Architects PC
115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.620.9166
Fax: 212.620.9982


Stephan Jaklitsch Architects PC
115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.620.9166
Fax: 212.620.9982

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Stephan Jaklitsch, AIA, Partner-in-Charge
Mark Gardner, AIA
Kimberly Jackson, Project Manager
Anna Vignale
Steven Fehler
Natalie Cheng
Palmer Thompson-Moss
John Pourciau
Christina Persaud

Interior designer
Stephan Jaklitsch Architects PC

Structural: Hage Engineering
MEP: Loring Engineers

Showroom overall lighting design: L’Observatoire International
Showroom custom lighting fixtures: Axon Design
Office lighting design: Cooley Monato Studio

General contractor
Apogee Design & Construction

© Scott Frances
CAD system, project management, or other software used: Autocad, 3D Studio Max



Glass: Optical Clear Glass at transoms and sliding doors.

Wood doors: Black, rift white oak doors in office spaces fabricated by The Carlson Company. Door hardware from Schlage.

Sliding doors: Custom glass and stainless steel sliding doors designed by SJA fabricated by The Carlson Company.

Locksets: Lever latchsets and locksets by Schlage

Cabinet hardware: Cabinet hardware by White Chapel.

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong

Suspension grid: Armstrong

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Custom sycamore millwork fabricated by The Carlson Company wraps the perimeter of main showroom and accessories showrooms.

Paints and stains:
Walls and celing: Benjamin Moore

Steel columns: Intumescent paint

Paneling: The Carlson Company

Plastic laminate: Wilsonart

Special surfacing: Armourcoat

Entry flooring tile: Absolute Black granite

Carpet: Stark Carpet in executive office

Office furniture: 
Executive office: Desk, table and seating designed by Christian Liaigre

Staff office:
Desks and workspaces: SJA

Chairs: Knoll International

Reception furniture: 
Vitrines: SJA

Reception desk and sofas: Christian Liaigre

Tables: Christian Liaigre

Upholstery: Chairs upholstered in custom-blue leather and sofas upholstered in custom-red leather by Christian Liaigre.

Showroom Downlights: LiteLab Corp

Showroom overhead lighting fixtures: Custom designed by SJA in collaboration Axon Design.

Office overhead lighting fixtures: Legion Lighting

Controls: Lutron Electronics

Toilets: Duravit

Sinks: Kohler

Faucets: Dornbracht