The New York office of international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman has been commissioned by NYSE Euronext to design the “next generation trading floor” through extensive renovations to the floor’s Main Room, replacing traditional broker booths with modern trading desks, new screens and workspaces, and a new network while creating a unified trading environment. The refurbishment plan will continue over the next 18 months, demolishing many of the old booths and replacing them with large open trading areas that will be able to accommodate as many as 40 traders each. The finished space will likely resemble NYSE Euronext's new NYSE Amex options trading floor—also designed by Perkins Eastman.
“This exciting new project represents the continuation of a long-term relationship with the NYSE, says principal in charge Carl W. Ordemann AIA. He furthers, “Projects like this are paramount to our commitment to designing work spaces that reflect and reinforce our clients’ identity, vision, and core values while promoting a positive, highly productive work environment.”
As described by Lou Pastina, NYSE Euronext's executive vice president in charge of NYSE operations, “In the last two years the New York Stock Exchange has increased its competitiveness, first by upgrading its technology, then by enhancing its market model. The next phase is to physically remake the trading floor. We’re creating an environment where brokers can represent customers more effectively and efficiently, with more user-friendly workspaces, greater access to information on screen, and a more robust network, all of which improve their ability to trade in both the physical and electronic components of our market. No other market offers that combination of high-tech and high-touch capabilities.”
About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top architecture and design firms in the world. The firm prides itself on progressive and inventive design that meets client goals and enhances the human experience. Because of its depth and range, Perkins Eastman works seamlessly with developers and owners on assignments from niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities. Projects range from high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living and public sector facilities. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its domestic offices in New York City; Boston; Arlington, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Oakland, Calif.; Pittsburgh; and Stamford, Conn.; and internationally in Dubai, UAE; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; and Toronto.