Montvale, NJ

Enjoying a long relationship of providing Architectural and Engineering Design Services to KPMG, our firm was retained to assist with the expansion of the KPMG campus in Montvale, NJ.

Given the task to redesign a recently purchased building contiguous to the existing KPMG campus, SNS Architects & Engineers, PC looked to bring value designing the building to be a modern workplace environment.

The existing 64,000 SF building was stripped down to bare steel and “in fills” designed to add space with minimal additional structure constructed. Requiring the building to grow, we added 70,000 SF by expanding the present building footprint.

By the addition of new building area and the creative renewal of selected existing building area, we were able to design new two story spaces that express innovation, and vitality while being bright and varied to exemplify how this client worked in the new millennium. Creatively we design vertical sun shades to reduce heat gain, as well as a sun shelf to allow sunlight to reflect further into the space.

We analyzed the use of a plenum floor to allow for maximum employee flexibility both in their operation as well as in their “built” work place.

This building is currently in Design Development Phase with Construction scheduled to be completed early 2018.

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.

With an 80% repeat clientele, we take our clients’ satisfaction seriously.  Our creative staff makes opportunities out of unexpected and limiting situations.  As a “can do” organization, we respond to our clients’ problems rapidly, with enthusiasm, clarity and innovation.  As a firm that has grown up with a developer and corporate clientele, we understand that a project is successful only when it is completed on time and on budget.
As part of a mature firm, we know that our value to our clients is measured by the value we add to their projects.  This may be by the materials or methods we select, or the innovative way we use them.  Good design has greater value and the results are visible.

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.