Fort Lee, New Jersey
Horizon House is a high-end, residential complex consisting of six, cast-in-place concrete structures built in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The complex consists of four low-rise buildings and two high-rise towers in which 1,266 families reside.
SNS Architects & Engineers, PC was charged with renovating dated and worn out lobbies in all four of the low-rise buildings, as well as one of the towers.
Working in collaboration with designated committee members and the Board of Trustees, SNS delivered fresh, sophisticated spaces, while respecting the architectural integrity of the original structures.
Design dwells somewhere between the disciplines of science and art. Although some firms may be content with functional solutions to problems at hand, SNS responds with designs that are pragmatic, valuable and aesthetic. We incorporate solutions with a wide variety of human, physical, and external factors; this results in spaces that bear vitality, productivity, flexibility, identity and innovation.
We listen. Each project is unique and requires specific resolutions.
We listen carefully. Our clients’ objectives and ultimate goals determine our methods and solutions so that an effective and smooth transition can be achieved between intent, execution and realization.
Flexibility is of paramount importance in our design approach. Whether the project is large or small, the level of service and attention is the same. Each design must provide our clients with the comfort that the absolute best has been achieved; aesthetically, efficiently and cost effectively with rapid response and adherence to schedules.
We solve problems. Problems and unexpected conditions on a project are challenges we meet and resolve every day. It is not enough making the most of advantageous conditions and compensating for the limitations; we enhance each project by going beyond the obvious solution and provide value that goes far beyond the fee of our services.
This is done with our response to our clients’ human, physical or external programming factors.
By listening to our clients’ objectives and understanding our clients’ goals, we synthesize program and form, materials and methods with creativity and innovation to provide spaces of vitality and identity.
Such spaces remain cost effective, flexible, and efficient with proper project management – a trait we have learned well in our almost five decades of practice.
We design. Teamwork and personal responsibility are ingrained in our design philosophy with projects served directly by Principals and associates; we remain “on top” of all conditions that may arise.
We are collaborative. Relationships with our consultants and close coordination of their work result in excellence of the end product.
We are contingent on the mutual trust and respect of our team members and our clients. The success of the project and the level of satisfaction of our clients is the reason for our professional longevity and our continuing success.