Grind Office Space

Co-working office space leaders, GRIND, have opened their latest space in the heart of New York. Featuring large open spaces blended with several private conference rooms & offices, this 8,000 square foot sustainably built workspace allows for a community of innovators to congregate and work in a new way. The high tech, low-stress environment allows members to work how they want, when they want. EP teamed up with Mesh Architects to provide MEP engineering design for this gut renovation.


1412 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

Project Size

8,000 sf

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Engineering challenges

  • Providing air conditioning to open spaces in addition to multiple smaller interior offices requiring individual temperature control.
  • Fitting mechanical equipment into limited space.
  • Utilize existing sprinkler distribution system.

Engineering outcomes

  • To serve completely different space types, 2 separate air handling systems were designed, one with constant volume for open spaces to save costs and second system with variable volume for interior individual office spaces.
  • Multiple air handlers were coordinated within tight MER spacer utilizing common fresh air and spill air systems.
  • Existing sprinkler system was meticulously surveyed and coordinated to allow for salvaging over 50% of the existing sprinkler branch piping.

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