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Representative Bank Projects by William Bernstein, AIA - President – Empire Projects, Inc. and Gerd Althofer, VP Empire Projects, Inc.:

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"Telecom-
munication Tools - Demanding Servants" -
© P/A Editorial Staff (1985)
P/A Telecom-
munications Supplement (6/85)
"Trading Up" -
© J. Phillips (1994)
Contract Design (7/94)
Axial Trading Workstation
Design - Gerd Althofer
Axial Trading Workstation
Design - Gerd Althofer
Axial Trading Workstation
Design - Gerd Althofer
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Turkiye Is 
Bankasi -
Istanbul, Turkey
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
JP Morgan Chase
Branch Design Standards
Architectural Project Manager: Gerd Althofer
JP Morgan Chase
Branch Design Standards
Architectural Project Manager: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk System
"Transaction"
Neocon Gold Medal Award - 2003
Design: Gerd Althofer
JP Morgan Chase
Branch Design Standards
Architectural Project Manager: Gerd Althofer
JP Morgan Chase
Branch Design Standards
Architectural Project Manager: Gerd Althofer
JP Morgan Chase
Branch Design Standards
Architectural Project Manager: Gerd Althofer
JP Morgan Chase
Branch Bank Prototype
Architectural Project Manager: Gerd Althofer
Trading Desk Studies
Offices and Trading Floor -
Turkiye Is 
Bankasi -
Istanbul, Turkey
Trading Floor -
Hedge Fund -
Boca Raton, FL
Offices and Trading Floor - 
Trading Desk Design
Offices and Trading Floor -
Bankers Trust -
New York, NY
Offices and Trading Floor - 
A.G. Edwards & Sons - 
St. Louis, MO
 
Offices and Trading Floor - 
Promstroy Bank - 
Moscow, Russia 
Offices and Trading Floor - 
Deutsche Bank New York
Offices and Trading Floor - 
First Chicago - 
Chicago, IL
     
JP Morgan Chase
Branch Bank Prototype
Architectural Project Manager: Gerd Althofer
Offices and Trading Floor - 
J.P. Morgan & Company - 
New York, NY

 

 

 

  • Bernstein / Althofer Financial Facilities: One of the firm’s divisions -- Bernstein / Althofer Financial Facilities Project Management -- provides comprehensive project management services for financial institutions such as banks, brokerages and investment firms, with a special emphasis on the project management of trading operations and trading furniture.
  • Experience: Combining Mr. Althofer’s over twenty years of experience designing and consulting exclusively for financial firms, including over one hundred trading room projects for some of the nation’s leading financial institutions, both here and abroad, with our own expertise in project management services has enabled us to create a full-service firm which can bridge the gap between the facilities and IT communities.
  • Bernstein / Althofer will undertake, as the client requires, the full range of project management and consulting services or any part thereof.  No matter what the scope of the assignment, cost-effectiveness is one of our top priorities
  • Programming: We speak the language of the trader, and we know how and when to interview traders in order to obtain comprehensive planning requirements, and we know how to interpret them. We always conduct joint interviews with IT personnel and/or IT consultants.
  • Strategic Space Allocation: We compute and analyze space requirements data to effect optimal space allocations, in terms of changes and expansion, in terms of mechanical electrical systems, and in terms of cable routing.
  • Planning: During the planning and design phases we work closely with client personnel and consultants to arrive at the best possible layout: we understand the impact of HVAC distribution and cable plant (sub floor) on ceiling height constraints and challenges for an effective lighting design.
  • Ergonomics: We take seriously the ergonomic challenges of an intense trading environment and we address these in the layout: we aim to balance the need for trader proximity and accessibility (both visual and acoustic) resulting in a lack of privacy, with a layout approach that improves sightlines and working relationships while at the same time giving a sense of comfort to the individual. Lighting design is an important part of this endeavor.
  • Desktop Equipment: We understand desktop requirements and the technologies that deliver voice communication technology, and we integrate all equipment into an ergonomic desk design.
  • Desk Support Equipment: We are equally familiar with the complex interface requirements between the desk top and the power and cable plant beneath the floor: CPU placement, patch panels, cable routing and electrical distribution within the desk. We understand the absolute necessity for immediate and unobstructed access to all equipment for maintenance and repair.
  • Future Trends: We constantly keep abreast of advances in trading technology and their impact on working relationships between traders and, ultimately, the physical environment of the trading room, and, anticipating these challenges rather than responding to them, we develop innovative layouts and desk design solutions.  

Project Management Services for Banks :

-   Bank Project Management
-   Bank Construction Management
-   Bank Owner’s Rep
-   Bank Project Manager
-   Project Management for Banks
-   Construction Management for Banks
-   Owner’s Rep for Banks
-   Project Manager for Banks
 

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