Westchester Financial Center
The Westchester Financial Center consists of approximately 309,000 SF of existing Class A office space in downtown White Plains. Langan worked closely with the owner and architect to re-imagine this site in a much more pedestrian-friendly way. The main concept was to pull nature back into the concrete-heavy character of White Plains by incorporating ecological design. With this in mind, the streetscapes and 3-tier interior rooftop courtyards were designed using our concept of the Southern Taconic Ecological Precinct, or S.T.E.P. This unique design infuses the multi-level pedestrian space with an educational landscape that includes native species in varying layers of the local, southern New York landscape while creating an interactive outdoor office and café to enhance the office experience.