CHIPOTLE EAST Headquarters
Client: Chipotle Mexican Grill
Size: 5,500 sf
Location: New York, New York
While we continued our work with Chipotle to develop their store prototypes, we also designed their new east coast offices to support their expanding leadership and management. The two floors were differentiated with a material palette to suit their functions: warm wood on the lower level business operations and cool white Corian for the upper level creative suite. An open stair connects open areas on both levels.
As with the restaurants, we carefully articulated common materials to become highly performative and textural. The CNC milled Corian creates a seamless durable enclosure around shared ‘services’ (coffee, printers, etc.) with integral graphics; the glossy MDF ceiling panels are custom perforated to soak sound where most needed. Here we also designed custom doors, light fixtures and furniture to complete the environment.