[CetraRuddy Architecture  - ARO - COVER IMG] Royce Douglas / Tectonic


Firm LocationNew York, United States
CompanyCetraRuddy Architecture
Lead ArchitectJohn Cetra, FAIA
Design TeamJohn Cetra, Nancy J. Ruddy; Eugene Flotteron; Ximena Rodriguez; Kevin Lee, Branko Potocnik; Russell Kopp; Ximena Hoyos
ClientAlgin Management Co., LLC

Situated in Midtown West, ARO demonstrates a keen awareness to its surrounding context, utilizing approaches in massing to create a contemporary urban living environment. At 62-stories, ARO responds to site and zoning constraints, revealing solutions that maximize floor area, outdoor access and views. A deceptively simple envelope provides a singular graphic that emphasizes the shifts in building form, visibly expressing its complex programmatic and structural challenges at a macro level. At the podium level, cascading layers of amenities with multilevel openings offers increased interaction.