● WARE MALCOLM
Design firm expands, relocates
Ware Malcomb has expanded and relocated to Newark, NJ, and a new, larger office space at 110 Edison Place in the iconic Ironside Newark building.
Ware Malcomb also maintains offices in the region in Princeton, N.J. and New York, N.Y.
The firm’s move was driven by the growth of its local employee and client base, as well as the opportunity to be closer to clients in a growth market.
JLL served as broker and was instrumental in the site selection process for Ware Malcomb.
“We designed our Newark office with an emphasis on collaboration to create an inspiring space for our clients and team members alike,” said Marlyn Zucosky, Director of Interior Architecture & Design for Ware Malcomb’s Newark and Princeton offices.
“Being part of Ironside Newark provides our team members with a modern workplace and an attractive office and retail destination.”
Recent projects completed by Ware Malcomb’s New Jersey teams include interior design services for L’Oréal’s The Hub office, Miele USA’s office renovation and Princeton Longevity Center’s medical offices, and architectural design services for 640 Columbia and Brooklyn Logistics Center.
Global firm adds NYC office
Architectura, an international architecture, planning and interior design firm, celebrated the opening of its New York City office with a party in the new space.
The new Manhattan office, the firm’s fifth globally, will be led by long-time industry leader Theodore S. Hammer FAIA, LEED AP, who recently joined the firm as managing principal.
Hammer has more than 35 years of experience as a design leader, and will direct the establishment and growth of Architectura’s Manhattan office.
The firm has attained an international reputation for excellence in the design and development of a wide variety of project types, including multifamily, active adult developments, institutional buildings, medical facilities, religious and educational institutions, recreational facilities and mixed-use developments.
● TRITON CONSTRUCTION
Builder opens new office
Triton Construction is pleased to announce the opening of their new office in Newburgh, New York at 1279 Route 300.
Triton will continue serving the Hudson Valley and upstate New York while connecting their building initiatives across the New York metropolitan area and Long Island.
“The opening of the office in Newburgh will grant the surrounding upstate communities better accessibility to our services,” said Lance Franklin, the company’s co-CEO.
“We are very excited to watch the Hudson Valley and upstate New York towns continue to grow with us.”
Most recenlty, Triton projects have inclued work within the Pelham Union Free School District, White Plains City School District and Brewster Central School District.
● URBAHN ARCHITECTS
Architects give back
Staffers from Urbahn Architects answered the call to donate their time and talent and participate in the AIA New York’s (AIANY) 2019 Day of Service.
The initiative encourages architects to make a difference at the local level by partnering with non-profit organizations to upgrade their existing facilities.
A team of 35 Urbahn staffers donated design and construction services to upgrade a rooftop terrace at the Lexington Avenue Women’s Residence in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, a facility operated by the Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC).
The residence is a 103-bed center serving homeless women with a range of health challenges.
City hails adaptive reuse
Architecture and design firm JZA+D brought its adaptive reuse methods to Queens, New York, where the design team transformed a three-story mixed-use property into the new meeting hall for Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056.
The conversion of the former contractor’s office and residence is bringing renewed attention to the potential for transforming vacant buildings into vibrant new commercial properties.
This past week, managing partner Joshua Zinder, AIA, traveled with JZA+D staff from their Princeton, NJ studio to New York to receive a 2019 Building Award from the Queens Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of the design and its positive impact on the neighborhood.
“In highly dense areas, building from scratch is not always an option,” says Zinder, AIA, managing partner of JZA+D.
“Adapting vacant buildings to new uses not only saves developers time and money, but can be part of a larger strategy for reviving economic activity in a community that may be lagging. For this local union chapter, it also offers a place for connecting transit workers to the community they serve.”
Ad agency gets new look
Vocon architectural and design firm has completed the design of three floors for Droga5, a New York City-based advertising agency.
The 40,000 s/f project spans floors 7, 8 and 9 and features a staircase connecting floors 9 and 10 at 120 Wall St reet.
The 9th floor offered an opportunity to bridge the gap between the existing Droga5 offices and the new space. Vocon created a large-format pantry area and informal lounge seating.
Vocon utilized AI technology to create a model of the staircase and surrounding stadium seating. This modeling allowed Droga to envision the space and make changes to the design to maximize the community space. The staircase can be used as seating throughout the day and incorporates a large projector and screen that can be easily seen from both the 9th and 10th floors during all-hands meetings. The space opens into a large cafe area and community space.