Hauppauge, NY

The renovation of HBO’s Communications Center includes both interior and exterior landscapes for the employees and visitors of this satellite broadcasting facility.

The indoor atria serves as a dining room and communal gathering space, where two double-height green walls define the edges of the  sunny interior garden. In the lower lounge below, built-in stone steps allow people to sit and view an arid garden of agave, barrel cactus and foxtail fern.

The exterior dining terrace was designed as a place where employees can enjoy their breaks and lunch-time with a view of nature, and accommodates for regular staff gatherings and barbecues. Locally-sourced locust wood was used for a pergola that provides shade and frames views of a garden landscape and the pitch pine forest surrounding the facility.