Schiavone Construction recently moved into its DMR Architects-designed 30,000-square-foot American headquarters in Secaucus. The architectural firm fully built out the space on the second floor at 150 Meadowlands Parkway when Schiavone decided to renovate.
DMR’s design includes polished concrete and wood grained vinyl floors, sliding commercial-grade barn doors, exposed ceilings and lower height work stations with glass panels.
Completion date: December 2016
The new Hudson County High Tech High School is a 340,000 square-foot, three-story facility for grades 9-12 that will replace the current High Tech High School in North Bergen which is undersized and aging. The new school is located on 22 acres adjacent to Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus.
DMR’s plans support the school’s curriculum with a wing for each of its four Career Academies: Culinary Arts, Architecture & Engineering, Performing Arts and Applied Sciences. There will be college-level facilities to support each program. Special features include a performing arts theatre, black box theatre, media and technology center, fabrication lab, TV production and radio broadcasting studio, culinary demonstration lab, hydroponics lab, cross fit and yoga studios, and musical theatre, dance and drama studios, along with classrooms, administration offices and multi-purpose andsupport spaces.
Completion date: September 2018 (estimated)
Middlesex County College opened the new West Hall, the new administrative building which supported the school’s adaptation of an emerging business model to have a one-stop facility for students to interact with administrators from enrollment management departments including admissions, financial aid, advising, registration, scholarships and student accounts. Housing these offices in one building replaced offices that were in two buildings.
The 32,000-square foot, two-story West Hall is the second building that DMR Architects has designed on the Middlesex County College campus along with David B. Crabiel Hall. The firm also has designed buildings at Bergen Community College, Raritan Valley Community College, Ocean County College, Fairleigh Dickenson University, and National Education Technology Center University in Nigeria.
Completion date: Opened in September 2016
Monmouth University opened the multi-functional Pozycki Hall in 2015. The 20,000-square-foot, two-story building, named for Monmouth alumnus and University trustee Steven J. Pozycki and his wife Elaine, accommodate the Leon Hess Business School and the Kislak Real Estate Institute. It includes enhanced learning spaces and houses faculty offices, common areas, classrooms, conference rooms and a 175-seat auditorium which will be used for campus events. It also features an exterior landscaped terrace with seating that is open to all faculty and students, and is connected to the previously existing Bey Hall by a pedestrian bridge on the second floor.
Completion date: Opened in November 2015
DMR Architects provided designs for the multi-family Queens Gate Development’s 355-unit Grande at Metropark in Woodbridge. Its plans for the four-building community incorporated luxury amenities that renters-by-choice are demanding, including a club room and screening room for all buildings to use; family dining rooms with warming kitchenettes for party rentals; fitness centers in each building as well as outdoor spaces; a pool; gazebos and outdoor seating areas throughout the property; roof top terraces with landscaping; barbeque grills and fire pits. Plans also complement the building’s pet-friendly policy with one dog run and dog washing stations at each of the buildings.
Grande at Metropark brings the firm’s portfolio of designed rental and condo units to 3,000 in more than 20 communities, including the 62-unit condominium project in Morristown and the two-building, 125-unit luxury Annin Lofts that DMR Architects designed to re-purpose the former flag company manufacturing facility in Verona.
Completion date: Groundbreaking event is scheduled for Spring 2017
Hunterdon Healthcare opened the first of two medical office buildings that DMR Architects planned for it to support its expansion into Somerset and Warren Counties.
DMR’s plans for the building in Bridgewater included the renovation of a former 55,000-square-foot three-storied, Bank of America building to accommodate services by Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates, Hunterdon Heart and Vascular Center of Bridgewater, Hunterdon Urological Associates, Center for Endocrine Health and Physical and Occupational Therapy.
DMR Architects had done extensive work creating and refitting spaces for hospitals including several current projects with the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital System, and completed projects for Hoboken University Medical Center, Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck and Hackensack University Medical Center.
Completion date: 2016
As the architect on record for the City of Hackensack, DMR has provided plans for several projects including the new Performing Arts Center which is in phase two of construction, and the Recreation Center and the Sports Complex with work slated to begin in spring 2017.
Additionally, DMR has provided plans for Middlesex County for its County Archive and Record Storage Building and County Highways and Bridges Complex Administration Building on Apple Orchard Rd., and the County Medical Examiner’s Office and Morgue.
DMR was recently named the urban planner for the Borough of Belmar, adding to its extensive professional planning roster which includes planning projects for the Hackensack Downtown Rehabilitation Plan, the Hoboken North End Redevelopment, Bayonne Master Plan Reexamination, Paramus Reexamination Report, Borough of Ridgefield Pfister Investigation Report and Woodcliff Lake Nature Trail and Broadway Corridor Redevelopment, among many others in both the public and private sectors.