G TECTS Office 1 is the first location for our offices located in the East Village District of Manhattan. The firm, founded by Gordon Kipping, is staffed at this time solely by the founder sharing space with his residence in this New York tenement building. The design allows for a complete overlay of office and residential functions, where when acting in either program, the other is not evident. A living room and dining room for the residence is at once a library and conference room screened to the kitchen for the office. The bedroom transforms within minutes into an office workspace with a lounge chair, formerly the bed. The G TECTS logo and early work which defined the firm were created in this first office.