ITOCHU International Inc.

The open plan communicates the mission and brand of the No. 1 Japanese trading company.

We were chosen to design the North American headquarters of this global trading company because of our vision to capture the brand of the firm. Working closely with the CEO, CFO and top management we developed an open plan work space that sits high atop Midtown Manhattan. The design embraces natural light diffused through translucent glass panels that stand as subtle reminders of the mission and vision of the company. The open plan represents a major transition from a previously enclosed office environment. Our design then became the engine for exploring opportunities for greater comfort and communication in the daily business lives of the trading groups and administration.

The project was selected as a winner of the Avenue of the Americas Association’s 2017 Architects Award.
Crain’s featured ITOCHU as one of the “Coolest Offices in New York” in their 2018 competition.

“We selected Marner Architecture for their personal commitment to our project.”  Max Nishikage, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, ITOCHU International Inc.


51,000 SF


Programming, Visioning, Design through Construction Administration