Moving its headquarters to the newly renovated Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, women’s luxury fashion brand Lafayette 148 called on Gensler to develop a tailor-made space. Previously dispersed among seven floors, their teams were repositioned onto one sprawling floor, promoting a newfound fluency of business for Lafayette 148. The design aesthetic juxtaposes the industrial character of Building 77 with a sophisticated femininity. A neutral palette of colors and materials accentuate the space in graphite, heather grey, white, black, and honey wood. Additionally, Lafayette 148’s cultural ethos as an American-Chinese-owned company was incorporated into the design. A feng shui consultant was enlisted to confirm adherence to traditional practices: touches of red were added, live walls installed, and shelving created for employees’ plants and greenery at each desk.