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SOM is designing the project to restore and revitalize the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. Image © SOM | Rendering by Methanoia Inc.

Source: Commercial Observer

Hudson’s Bay Company, which is the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and namesake Hudson’s Bay, had a problem: how to make the members of its various brands feel like they are part of one team.

The answer? Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, commonly known as SOM, designed a social meeting space in the core of its new 350,000-square-foot offices at Brookfield Place. 


“It creates this common place—a heart—that connects them together,” said Stephen Apking, the interior design partner at SOM.​

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