One Bryant Park

Photos courtesy of Per Randell

Project Description
New York, NY, USA

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park to control interior specialty blinds to reduce solar heat gain and control glare within the office space.  Conference room blinds are integrated with the audio visual (AV) system including wall mounted smart switches which allow manual overrides for privacy during meetings.  Aided by the LEED point contributions made possible by Embedia's Solarai shading control system, it has the distinction of being the first commercial high-rise to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

  • Project Architect
    Cook + Fox
  • Control Features
    Predictive Solar Tracking , AV Integration , Interior Venetian Blinds
  • Certification and Awards
    LEED Platinum Certified
    2012 - Aware of Merit for Commercial/Industrial (Large), AIA New York State
    2010 - Best Tall Building - Americas Region, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
    2010 - Diamond Award, ACEC NY Engineering Excellence Awards Program
    2010 - American Council of Engineering Companies National Finalist
    2010 - American Institute of Steel Construction Ideas2 National Award
    2009 - Project of the Year, Society of American Registered Architects
    2009 - Grand Prize, 2009 Buildings Project Innovations Awards – Greener Facilities
    2008 - Best Green Project of 2008, New York Construction Magazine
    2005 - Grand Award, Popular Science Best of What’s New