Catalyst Investors

JANKO RASIC ARCHITECTS CREATES COMFORTABLE, INVITING WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM

When it came time for Catalyst Investors to renew their lease at 711 Fifth Avenue, they opted to move into a larger office suite being constructed by the landlord. Working as the landlord’s architect, Janko Rasic Architects custom tailored the floor plan to meet Catalyst’s requirements. Catalyst later retained Janko Rasic Architects to provide additional upgrades to the build-out and assist with interior design and furnishings.The reception area’s grass cloth wallcovering, wood paneling and wood floor set a warm yet sophisticated tone. Walnut accents are carried throughout the rest of the office in the furniture, office fronts, and the boardroom’s custom built-ins and conference table. A plush wool carpet is soft and extremely comfortable underfoot. The glass partitions at perimeter offices allow daylight to penetrate inside and provide views of the interesting architectural details across the street. Ergonomic, automatic sit-stand desks can be easily adjusted and readjusted throughout the course of the day. A large pantry accommodates the entire office which often eats lunch together like family, an important part of the firm’s culture.

Location: New York, NY

Catalyst Investors, founded in 2000, is a growth equity firm focused on technology-enabled services including cloud computing, wireless infrastructure and digital media.