Edwin Gould Foundation

Established in 1923, the Edwin Gould Foundation supports organizations that get low income children to and through college. Mc Gowan served as General Contractor in building out new office and conference room facilities directly across the street from the New York Stock Exchange.

The fourth floor executive offices include a reception area with custom cabinetry designed to showcase the Foundation's art collection, a boardroom equipped with state-of-the-art A/V and teleconferencing systems, private office space and an open island area with workstations for assistants. 

The third floor administrative area includes perimeter private offices, a meeting room and an open office area.

Finishes include birch millwork, custom cabinetry, hardwood flooring, custom carpeting and carpet tile flooring, drywall and suspended grid ceilings and fabric-wrapped wall panels. Other details include lay-in, recessed and high-hat lighting fixtures, office furniture systems by Steelcase and Corian sinks. The new MEP infrastructure includes a York water and steam cooling/heating unit, electronic VAV dampers, a VFD and circulation pumps, electrical and fire protection systems, sprinkler piping and data/telecom wiring.

Project complexities included the need to utilize an outside hoist for vertical transportation, coordination with other contractors in the building and managing deliveries in the high-security Financial District area.

This fit-out was part of a larger project for The Tides Foundation detailed here.

Project Details


The Tides Foundation

Property Address:

55 Exchange Place
New York, New York

Project Size:

10,000 square feet

Project Value:

2.2 million

Services Provided:

General Contracting

Project Type:





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