Cartier, the 175-year-old French jeweler and one of the world’s most esteemed houses has opened an 11,000 SF store in SoHo that blends contemporary aesthetics with the neighborhood’s industrial and creative legacy.

Schimenti was tasked with construction management for their third New York City location. Key deliverables included crafting an intricate four-story curved feature staircase, front-of-house finishes such as custom millwork, stone, lighting, elevator upgrades, new windows, and a rooftop terrace for private events.

The feature staircase was particularly challenging due to the building’s landmark status, imported materials, and intricate design spanning all four floors. Precision was paramount, and a 3D scan was used to ensure openings with a required three-inch tolerance, with minimal deviation. The entire building boasts meticulously restored and custom finishes, from the iconic 14-foot iron entrance door to the VIP bar, café on the second floor, and the forthcoming rooftop garden.

The project’s unique challenges required customization of estimating services, self-perform capabilities, and project management by Schimenti to align with Cartier’s precise design vision. Drawing upon the company’s wealth of experience in luxury retail, Schimenti accomplished the project with meticulous design and construction management, resulting in a luxurious and expertly crafted Cartier customer experience within the historic landmark space.

Feature Staircase

Square Feet


Historic Building Renovation

Project Tour | Cartier, 102 Greene St, New York, NY

Private Lounge Area

  • “Collaborating with Cartier on the SoHo project was a memorable highlight of my career. The commitment and hard work of all the individuals involved, including the Schimenti project team, subcontractors, and trade partners, was extraordinary. Our Self-Perform team played a crucial role, employing exceptional craftsmanship and the finest materials to meet the uncompromising standards of a client who demanded nothing less than perfection. Working alongside Cristina, Cartier SoHo’s Project Manager, and their entire team to turn their remarkable vision into a breathtaking reality was an absolute honor.”
  • – Anthony Loguercio, Director of Field Operations, Schimenti
  • “Cartier is a strong example of one of the many European luxury brands increasing their presence in the U.S. and specifying high-end bespoke finishes that require a high level of craftsmanship. Our team developed a road map of control points and quality control gateways throughout the project to ensure the parameters set by the multi-stakeholder team in France and the U.S.”
  • – Haris Gacevic, Senior Project Manager, Schimenti

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Cartier Opens New Boutique In New York’s SoHo Neighborhood

The building is located in a landmarked area of the neighborhood now referred to as the “Cast Iron Historic District.”

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