United Nations

Headquarters Renovation


The iconic United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) in New York was built between 1949 and 1950 near the East River and consists of 6 buildings totaling 2.6 million square feet spread over 17 acres. In 2008, the United Nations embarked on a multi-year, $2.15 Billion project to refurbish the UNHQ complex to replace deteriorated systems, to meet current building codes and standards for safety, security and accessibility for persons with disabilities and to improve its environmental performance.

Vantage provided technology programming, transition strategies, system design and specification, site-wide systems integration and installation oversight for conference management and simultaneous interpretation systems, audiovisual systems, central audio and video control and recording, broadcast systems, broadcast local area network, wide area network streaming and the media asset management system.

Further details for various phases of the project can be found at:


  • Architectural Design Support
  • Systems Design
  • Installation Oversight and Acceptance Testing
  • Systems Integration
  • Transition Strategy and Oversight


  • Conference Management Systems
  • Audiovisual Presentation
  • Central Audio and Video Control
  • Broadcast Systems
  • Broadcast Production Local Area Network
  • IP TV distribution
  • Wide Area Network Streaming
  • Media Asset Management
  • Crisis Management Operations Center
  • Client: United Nations
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • Project Type: Public Sector
  • Architects: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Helpern Associates, HLW and Perkins + Will