Prestige Mercedes

Paramus, New Jersey

SNS Architects & Engineers, PC, was brought onboard to design the 87,000 sq. ft. building, which would serve as the new home of the country’s second largest Mercedes-Benz dealer. Prior to the redesign, the site was a vacant GMC dealership.

The building’s architecture, following the international “Autohaus” design standards, now conveys the Mercedes-Benz culture and values through distinct architectural elements.  Extensive spans of clear curtain wall, iconic columns, and exposed structural and mechanical systems reflect upon the renowned German engineering that Mercedes-Benz typifies.

The state of the art Sales and Service Center has over 17,000 sq. ft. of showroom space which also includes a dramatic second floor showroom overlooking the main sales area.  Customers dropping off cars for service are protected from inclement weather in an 8,000 sq. ft. enclosed service drive-thru. For customers waiting for their vehicle, a full service customer lounge is available for their comfort.

Located a few miles from MBUSA’s former corporate headquarters, the facility has set the standard for future Mercedes-Benz facilities across the country

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.