Credit: Ari Burling

Hermès

BBB has worked with Hermès of Paris for many years, assisting in the restoration and expansion of their New York flagship store and men’s store, located in two landmark structures across Madison Avenue.

In association with Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure, BBB has worked on the design of Hermès of Paris at 691 Madison Avenue and a prototype men’s store located directly across the street at 690 Madison Avenue. The flagship store was originally designed in 1927 by McKim, Mead & White, and later restored in 1984 with a two-story rooftop addition by BBB. In 2000, BBB completed a further rehabilitation of the store, featuring all new finishes, fixtures and systems on four floors of selling space and a fifth floor comprised of offices and showroom space. A 5-story curvilinear steel staircase capped by a circular glass skylight serves as the focal point of the design. The men’s store, located in a former historic brownstone, is also a 5-story structure with ornate interiors and restored façade. BBB shepherded all Landmark Preservation Commission submissions for both buildings and oversaw the Department of Buildings approvals.

 

Client

Hermès of Paris, Inc.

Location

New York, NY

Size

22,500 SF (Flagship); 8,000 SF (Men's)

Completed

2000 (Flagship); 2010 (Men's)

People

FAIA, AICP
Founding Partner
Senior Associate
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Associate
RIBA, LEED AP
Associate Partner
FAIA, LEED AP
Partner, Director of Historic Preservation
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Partner