200 East 27th Street (Façade)

The co-op's original 1965 red brick and black polished granite ground floor facade had aged, particularly the dated and heavy entrance portal. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive overhaul, ECA was entrusted with the task of integrating the first-floor facade into the lobby renovation to ensure a harmonious aesthetic.

Our focus was on reimagining the building's entry facade in alignment with the newly renovated lobby, enhancing curb appeal, and addressing functional concerns like waterproofing. This involved replacing the storefront, stone veneer, planter, and building canopy to create a seamless connection.

Our approach prioritized simplicity in finishes, transitions, and color palettes, ensuring a light and cohesive connection between the interior and entrance. The elegant facade, matching the lobby's aesthetic, effectively conceals damaged grilles in the adjacent red brick. This subtle transformation, including the addition of new grilles, has contributed to a brighter and taller entrance, significantly enhancing the building's overall appeal and the surrounding block.