WithumSmith+Brown PC’s new office space in East Brunswick provides an upgraded work environment and a sustainable design that incorporated recycled content and diverted 34,873 pounds of construction waste from landfills. — Courtesy: WithumSmith+Brown PC
By Joshua Burd
Accounting and advisory firm WithumSmith+Brown PC has completed the relocation of more than 150 employees to a newly designed, 46,234-square-foot space in East Brunswick.
The employees, which were previously in New Brunswick, have moved into the space at 1 Tower Center Blvd. In addition to providing an upgraded work environment, the new space features a sustainable design that incorporated recycled content and diverted 34,873 pounds of construction waste from landfills.
“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,’ ” said John Mortenson, partner-in-charge of the East Brunswick office. “We looked to create a homelike, modern environment for our professionals to highlight the family culture of the firm while creating a warm, professional and welcoming environment for our clients.”
Withum collaborated on the space with Aztec Total Architecture of Iselin, along with Interior Construction Partnership of Morristown, a division of Office Furniture Partnership, and DIRTT Environmental Solutions. Among their goals was to create an interior that merged Withum’s innovative present-day mindset with the achievements of past employee generations.
The space includes features such as an employee lounge and staff cafeteria that combines high-design with high-function elements such as modern furnishings, integrated television technology and advanced power systems, according to a news release. Employee workspaces feature modular workstations, along with informal, open-concept gathering areas and contemporary floor-to-ceiling glass elements to create a sense of transparency.
Withum noted that DIRTT, a leading technology-driven manufacturer of uniquely customized interiors, used prefabricated interiors that provided 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 relocation has gone smoothly and we are operating, business as usual,” said Victoria Beirne, the firm’s East Brunswick office manager, adding that all of the office phone numbers and fax numbers will remain the same and have been rerouted from their former location.