NEWARK, N.J. – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm has announced that construction is complete on KS Engineers, P.C.’s (KSE) new office at 2 Riverfront Plaza in Newark, New Jersey. Ware Malcomb provided the interior architecture and design services for the project.
The 30,000 square foot project was designed to provide a welcoming, hospitable environment for clients and consultants, unify KSE employees, and enable streamlined communication. A significant objective of the project was to help KSE bridge the gap between different levels of staff and help diverse departments work seamlessly together. The design also focused on appealing to a multigenerational workforce to help recruit and retain talent.
The new space includes a board room and reception area at the entry, huddle rooms, phone booths, a café with a virtual golf and gaming area, a wellness/meditation room, and a library/lounge. To allow for better cross-training of divisions, select departments were positioned adjacent to one another. All interior offices have adjacent huddle rooms to enable collaboration. The open office areas are interspersed with plan tables with storage that could be used for heads down plan review sessions and impromptu collaboration. The fresh aesthetic includes graphics based on images of past projects, designed by KSE’s in-house graphics team, and a color palette that represents the blues in the KSE branding and other complementing colors throughout the space to deliver a very modern and inviting vibe.
“We conducted visioning sessions with KSE’s executive team to learn exactly what they were looking for, in terms of enhancing their culture, operations, and work environment,” said Marlyn Zucosky, Regional Director, for Ware Malcomb’s New Jersey offices. “The KSE team was especially open to new ideas, which made the process collaborative and engaging. This new space supports a culture that is interactive and unifying.”
Project construction was led by general contractor SJP Properties. KSE is a top-ranked professional engineering, survey, and construction management firm.