Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on 4 and 6 Campus Drive, two of the Class-A office properties within the five-building Arbors at Parsippany in Morris County, NJ. Ware Malcomb provided architecture, interior architecture and design and branding services for the buildings, encompassing 14,629 and 19,253 square feet, respectively.
Situated on a picturesque 60-acre property, The Arbors at Parsippany is surrounded by trees, nature and walking trails, while offering building tenants an extensive list of curated amenities. Ware Malcomb developed the overall campus plan for the site, which is owned by Onyx Equities, a leading New Jersey-based real estate investment and services firm specializing in acquiring and managing commercial properties.
“The spaces offer a blend of amenities, nature-inspired design and functionality,” said Marlyn Zucosky, Regional Director for Ware Malcomb. “Tenants of these buildings will be able to provide a Class-A work environment to employees.”
The enhanced modern campus concept draws in nature and creates a fresh new look for the lobby areas, corridors, conference center, and café. Since the two buildings are mirror images of each other, the focus was creating a holistic design language that carries seamlessly across the two buildings. The team incorporated feature walls with wood paneling and preserved plant variations that visually align, accentuating the buildings’ placement and architecture and allowing them to blend further into one another, capturing a shared outdoor courtyard and reflecting pool.
The first and second floor lobby areas, including the elevators, purposely infuse hospitality elements that encourage interaction and create a special arrival experience with soft seating affording unique vistas of the campus. Upgrades to the ceiling and flooring design exemplify physical connection and highlight natural materials.
The updated amenity list includes a conference center that can be utilized by tenants throughout the campus. The Ware Malcomb team enhanced the conference center design with a training area, private phone rooms, movable and acoustical wall panels, up-to-date AV and technology features, as well as movable furniture to allow the space to work for any intended use.
Renovations to the original cafeteria and eating space were designed with a modern garden-hall feel in mind. Exposure to natural daylighting and variety of seating options gives tenants freedom to use the space as intended; a place to eat, as well as a new place to meet.
Ware Malcomb’s in-house Branding Studio developed a comprehensive exterior and interior signage program for the entire five-building campus to create campus connectivity and support wayfinding. Campus entry monument signs were repurposed to feature a refreshed property brand and establish the nature-inspired visual identity that is woven into the architecture and interior improvements. New campus directionals, building identification, and interior signage are strategically located and designed to feature tenants and highlight campus amenities to activate the campus and complete the experience.