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The Four Seasons

A modernist masterwork, the luxurious 1959 Four Seasons restaurant was housed in the renowned Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the building with Philip Johnson, and Johnson designed the 15,000 sf, 400-seat restaurant, which was designated an interior landmark by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1989.

Aligned with its approaching fiftieth anniversary in 2009, BFA was engaged to design and manage restorations of the Four Seasons’ storied spaces. A key challenge was maintaining restaurant operation during the project. Following extensive research, the firm created a master plan of phased interventions that ensured uninterrupted business. Renovations included the lobby stairway, refurbishment of ornamental metalwork, and the restoration of the heralded Ladies' Lounge, which was gut renovated to faithfully return it to original condition.      

The original Four Seasons restaurant closed in 2016, gone but not forgotten as an iconic venue along New York’s midcentury commercial corridor. Following modest alterations by the space’s new proprietors, two restaurants, The Pool and The Grill, now occupy its site.

The Four Seasons

New York, NY

The Four Seasons

A modernist masterwork, the luxurious 1959 Four Seasons restaurant was housed in the renowned Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the building with Philip Johnson, and Johnson designed the 15,000 sf, 400-seat restaurant, which was designated an interior landmark by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1989.

Aligned with its approaching fiftieth anniversary in 2009, BFA was engaged to design and manage restorations of the Four Seasons’ storied spaces. A key challenge was maintaining restaurant operation during the project. Following extensive research, the firm created a master plan of phased interventions that ensured uninterrupted business. Renovations included the lobby stairway, refurbishment of ornamental metalwork, and the restoration of the heralded Ladies' Lounge, which was gut renovated to faithfully return it to original condition.      

The original Four Seasons restaurant closed in 2016, gone but not forgotten as an iconic venue along New York’s midcentury commercial corridor. Following modest alterations by the space’s new proprietors, two restaurants, The Pool and The Grill, now occupy its site.