Box Studios is a photography studio specializing in digital retouching and production for fashion photographers, magazines and artists. Their new headquarters is a renovated, three story, 19th century building in New York. Deborah Berke & Partners kept the architecture that distinguishes the studio’s digital technologies with reminders of previous occupants, coordinating the low-tech production spaces with high-tech needs.
The building has been organized according to the lighting requirements at each stage of production. On the top floor are north-lit presentation rooms, the light-filled center and executive offices. The second floor accommodates administrative space around the atrium and a darkened retouching studio at the rear of the building. On the ground floor, the light well illuminates the archive. Open spaces on each floor are designed for both common activities and photo shoots.