The Impala

New York, New York

Creating residential character in the Upper East Side

New York, New York

Completion Date

268,000 SF, 200 residential units

Project Type
Mixed-use, Market Rate Housing, Affordable Housing, Medical Offices

Professional Credits
Associate Architect: H. Thomas O’Hara

An eclectic mixed-use neighborhood

The Impala, a mixed-use development, reflects the variety of commercial and residential uses of its neighborhood in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  The complex contains approximately 200 residential units, primarily located in a 24-story tower above a seven-story base. The base incorporates a four-story existing building on the corner and contains street-level retail.  Medical offices face 76th Street. Aesthetically, the design recalls traditional residential buildings in the area, particularly the use of red brick and white trim, which is expanded in scale to respond to the urban context.

A mid-block urban oasis

Residents enter the building through an elegant rotunda lobby with mahogany and brushed stainless steel finishes, which leads them through an artful corridor with images of impalas, South African antelopes favored by the developer and the building’s namesake, to the reception desk. Beyond the reception desk, and glimpsed from the entrance, a private courtyard garden occupies the middle of the block. Impala sculptures enliven the paved and landscaped space for the residents’ enjoyment, whether using the space or simply looking into it from above.  

Tom Rowe, AIA

Principal, Design Practice Leader
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