Created and Sold by Studio Robert Jamieson

Studio Robert Jamieson
Interior Design by Studio Robert Jamieson seen at My Active Driveway, New York - My Active Driveway
Image credit: Sam Oberter Photography

My Active Driveway

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This digital post production company quickly outgrew the first space that I designed for them and found a 5,000sf loft in SoHo to expand their business. Their clients often spend all day in the office supervising development of the work, so it’s important that both the private edit suites and public lounge areas be engaging and comfortable.

One enters the space into an inviting client lounge and reception area taking advantage of the large loft windows overlooking Broadway below. This area is backed by a custom artisan plaster wall with vintage shelving built into it that holds a curated assemblage of interesting found objects. Adjacent to this area is a full kitchen to support daily staff and client use along with occasional events and parties.

The heart of the space is the staff production area which is defined by partial height walls clad with cedar reclaimed from old water tanks, the steel strap marks still visible. The custom workstations fabricated for the original office space were re-used here and additional seating was layered in. At the perimeter, the more private offices and edit suites occur, also taking advantage of the natural light. Additional character was added to the space through the use of a reclaimed bar that was turned into a reception desk, industrial light fixtures and other vintage furniture and objects.

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Studio Robert Jamieson

Meet the Creator

Design firm specializing in custom commercial and residential projects.

Robert has over 20 years experience working in the Architecture and design profession. He spent the first 10 years of his career working as a designer in New York City for the global architecture firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox and supporting Michael Arad and his award winning design for the World Trade Center Memorial. Robert then spent 7 years creating and leading the internal Store Design team for lifestyle retailer, Anthropologie, overseeing all domestic projects, their bricks and mortar launch into the UK/EU marketplace, and sister wedding brand, BHLDN.

Studio Robert Jamieson was formed in 2001 as an outlet for exploration of ideas outside of these professional contexts, and has continued as a full time endeavor since 2016. These varied experiences within the profession allows us to successfully engage projects at many different scales and typologies.