Paramus, New Jersey

The renovation of the new executive wing for the headquarters of HCSB consisted of completely gutting 8,800 sq. ft. of the fourth floor and creating new executive offices, executive dining room, boardroom and divisible training room with full audio-visual capabilities, toilet rooms, pantry and administrative areas as well as a new reception area for the entire floor.

SNS Architects & Engineers, PC designed all of the millwork which included very detailed, high-end, full-height wood veneered panels, wainscot panels, custom solid wood crown moldings and chair rails, built-in credenzas, administrative desks and AV walls.  In addition to the millwork, SNS was responsible for selecting and designing the custom boardroom table and executive desks.  The selection of all of the finishes, furniture, fabrics and custom rugs became an extension of the overall design and vision.

Audio-visual technology and multi-media presentations was key to the success of the executive suite.  ‘Plug and Play’ technology and recessed flat screens were incorporated in all of the major pieces of furniture and built-ins.

The use of soft fabrics and elaborate window treatments along with leather and fabric wrapped wall panels, stepped gypsum board ceilings with recessed lighting and wall sconces, all contribute to the elegance – the “WOW factor” – of the space that the client was looking for in this Fortune 500 Company.

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.