The Phoenix Plaza | One American Row Hartford, CT

Client: Phoenix Mutual Life
Architect: N/A
General Contractor: N/A
Elevator Subcontractor: Schindler

About The Project:

The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Building, also known locally as the “Boat Building,” is home to the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company at One American Row in Hartford’s downtown. The building, a major architectural landmark in the city, is a significant example of the modernist architectural style that was prevalent in urban renewal projects in the 1950s and 1960s. The building was completed in 1963 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Scope of work:

Draper partnered with Schindler Elevator as part of a six (6) car modernization project. The building management team tasked Draper to assist in designing an elevator cab concept that would mesh well with their lobby finishes and have a modern, class A feel. Through the process Draper submitted renderings and finish boards as visual aids helping conceptualizing what the final product would look like.