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BUSINESS NEWS WARE MALCOMB ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF KS ENGINEERS, P.C. OFFICES IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm has announced that construction is complete on KS Engineers, P.C.’s 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. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Ware Malcomb specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science and technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants.


engage them in one-on-one discussions. The most common question I hear is, “What can we do for you?” TZL: What excited you most about what the next five years has in store for the field of architecture and engineering? GS: I’m excited to watch the advancement of technologies in the areas of smart cities, artificial intelligence, BIM, virtual/augmented reality, and large-scale 3D printing. Halff is making significant investments in these fields, and I am eager to watch how these will better serve our clients moving forward. TZL: In one word or phrase, what do you describe as your number one job responsibility? GS: Inspire.

Greg Shipley (left) and Mark Edwards, Halff’s CEO (right), finalizing the recent acquisition deal between Morrison Shipley and Halff.

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