Architect ZGF Takes 12K-SF Penthouse at 39 West 19th Street

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An architecture firm that has designed Google’s offices in Playa Vista, Calif., and buildings for the University of Colorado will move its New York City offices to 39 West 19th Street, a broker on the deal confirmed.

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ZGF Architects inked a deal to take the 11,502-square-foot penthouse in the 12-story Flatiron District building between Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue, according to Max Koeppel of Koeppel Rosen, the leasing and management agency for landlord the Rosen family. A spokeswoman for Koeppel Rosen did not provide the length of the lease.

Asking rent in the deal was $65 per square foot, according to the New York Post, which first reported news of the lease.

The Portland, Ore.-based ZGF — which has outposts in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, British Columbia — currently has its NYC offices at 419 Park Avenue South in Kips Bay. It’s not immediately clear when it plans to move to its new Flatiron digs.

Koeppel brokered the deal for the landlord while Cushman & Wakefield’s William Fressle handled it for ZGF. A spokesman for C&W declined to comment.

ZGF will join tenants like television producer Left/Right, flooring distributor Chilewich Sultan and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in the 128,657-square-foot 39 West 19th Street.