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New York, New York


This former postal facility, shrouded since WWII, now welcomes travelers into spacious daylit volumes; the conversion of McKim, Mead & White’s 1913 Beaux-Arts James A. Farley Post Office into the Moynihan Train Hall represents New York’s most ambitious infrastructure upgrade in decades. DGA served as the lighting designer for the major public areas including the Train Hall, the skylit atrium, and entrances between 31st and
33rd Streets, ticketing, waiting areas, and circulation. Extensive coordination with multiple stakeholders resulted in a design that adapts automatically to the significant presence of natural light and celebrates the skylit spaces with subtle hues or vibrant colors at night. The richly layered design balances the functional requirements of an
operating transportation center with the Architect’s realization of a “grand civic space ...melding old with new” all while remaining sensitive to existing historic fabric.


2021 IESNYC Lumen Award of Merit

2021 Lucy G. Moses Award of Merit

2019 Building the Future Award New York Building Congress

2019 NYC Construction Award Architectural Design of the Year

2018 Excellence in Civic Space Finalist 

2018 MASterworks Award: Best New Infrastructure 
2018 Excelsior Honor Award for Renovation / Addition AIA - New York State


Empire State Development (State of New York)
Vornado Realty Trust
The Related Companies


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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