Lowenstein Sandler LLP, New Jersey Office
“We are better when we work together.”
Lowenstein, a national law firm, commissioned Marner Architecture to design their new headquarters office in Roseland, New Jersey. Only a block away from their prior office, at 160,000 SF the space spans 4 floors of an existing building and it allowed practically all lawyers to be together on one floor.
In an effort to express a strong sense of egalitarianism and openness for Lowenstein, we designed a single size office and single size work desk for all. We left open access to perimeter windows creating a consistent connection to the outside and opened the center to 5,000 SF of open work room they call the Lab. This works to create a continuity for 300 employees as one organic working community. To eliminate silos and encourage movement we proposed a 600 foot long main circulation street. The concept of a street with lanes branching off that informing an architectural language of small villages. The small villages in turn lead to the open work room which acts as a town square bringing the community together to encouraging both spontaneous interaction and knowledge sharing.
Programming, Visioning, Design through Construction Administration