Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — March 28 - April 10, 2014 — 20B


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Aztec Total Architecture of Iselin, NJ collaborates on project WithumSmith+Brown relocates 150+ employees to office of the future in East Brunswick, NJ E family culture of the firm while creating a warm, professional and welcoming environment for our clients.”

ast Brunswick, NJ — WithumSmith +Brown, PC (Withum) a certified public accounting and advisory firm, has com- pleted the relocation of over 150 employees from its New Bruns- wick-based office to 1 Tower Center Blvd., East Brunswick. The top-30 nationally ranked firm concluded a comprehen- sive sustainable buildout of its new 46,234 s/f first-class office space by incorporating recycled content and diverting 34,873 pounds of construction waste from landfills. According to John Morten-

“The relocation has gone smoothly and we are operating, business as usual,” added Vic- toria Beirne , East Brunswick office manager, who noted all of the office phone numbers and fax numbers will remain the same and have been re-routed from their former location. Withum collaborated with Aztec Total Architecture of Iselin; Interior Construction Partnership of Morristown , a division of Office Furni- ture Partnership (OFP) ; and DIRTT Environmental Solutions , on the project. Present Day Mindset Merges with Past Traditions Tasked with creating an interior that mergedWithum’s innovative present-day mind- set with the achievements of past employee generations, the team created a modern design. Goals included paying tribute to enduring company values and traditions focusing on The Withum Way – tenets that embody the culture of Withum emphasizing passion, innovation, community and strength. Redesign details include: • An employee lounge and staff cafeteria that combines high-design with high-func- tion elements such as modern furnishings, integrated televi- sion technology and advanced power systems. • Employee workspaces fea- turing modular workstations; informal, open-concept gather- ing areas; and contemporary floor-to-ceiling glass elements to create an atmosphere of transparency. A leading technology-driven manufacturer of uniquely customized interiors, DIRTT is facilitating a construction- industry shift toward efficien- cy by placing as much value on the environment and the people as that which is placed on visual and functional de- sign. DIRTT utilizes prefab interiors with cost certainty, minimal waste, faster lead times and a precise fit and finish. In total, 34,873 pounds of carpet scrap and drywall waste were diverted from landfills. The build-out of 2,480 linear feet was com- pleted in 35 days, with power and data pre-manufactured and inspection ready. n

Withum’s interior sustainable build yields 34,000+ pounds of construc- tion waste diverted from landfills

son , partner-in-charge of the East Brunswick office, “We are extremely proud of the choices we have made in designing the office space, which is most

certainly not like any other ‘typical accounting office.’ We looked to create a homelike, modern environment for our professionals to highlight the

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