The legendary Barclay-Vesey Building has undergone an extensive conversion from an office into a residential building. Originally designed by AIA-designated “Architect of the Century” Ralph Walker of the firm McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin in the 1920s, DXA Studio has renovated the Art Deco tower’s exterior and lobby. The firm envisioned several remediation measures to the historic terraces and storefronts. Additionally, the landmarked lobby required an architectural device to separate commercial and residential tenants. The space called for a visually unobtrusive screening partition that respects the historical context without resorting to pastiche. The lobby lighting design is based on geometric patterns and motifs found throughout the building, notably the setbacks of the upper stories and the articulation of grapevines.