National Hockey League HQ Office Relocation



1185 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY


Client/Construction Manager: Marlboro Group International

Owner: National Hockey League

Architect: TPG Architecture

Contract Duration: 2006

Service Provided: Cost Management: cost estimating


ELLANA provided construction cost estimates for the relocation of the NHL to its new headquarter offices.

The new League headquarters provides 135,000sf of office space on five floors: 11-15. The design integrates the architecture, branding, and graphics into a unified design concept. The 15th floor, which is the public face of the League, is a highly branded space that includes floor to ceiling environmental graphics in the elevator lobby, an 8-foot League crest located inside the office doors, high definition video and gaming stations, a Stanley Cup shrine, and an ice-bar.

Also included in the space is a newsroom and large pantry café. Hockey sticks have been used as the material to create a wall facade and team jerseys and other hockey-related paraphernalia are installed throughout the space to further the client’s branding. The project uses smooth lines and glass reflecting the idea of ice and steel that is central to the game.