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555 Howard | Mixed Use Luxury
Experience & Operations Consulting
Value engineering that not only reduces costs, but comes together with user experience to create new value
555 Howard had a fundamental problem of trying to fit mixed-use luxury into a tight vertical site. This led to an inefficient core that compromised typical floor and public area layouts. Changing the core was the first step.
Working collaboratively with RPBW, we managed to raise the typical floor efficiency from 66% to 73%. Once a logical design was in place, we could aggressively condense via re-stacking to reduce costs. The result is not only a less expensive building, but also a better design that our client asserted greatly improves their asset.
Openshop worked to integrate operational efficiencies with a view of value engineering, and user experience with a view of value creation, to enhance both, the profitability and brand-led experience of the property. A 15% boost in savings was achieved from the new operational strategy alone.
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