WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum) a leading certified public accounting and advisory firm, has completed the relocation of over 150 employees from its New Brunswick-based office to 1 Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick. The top-30 nationally ranked firm concluded a comprehensive sustainable buildout of its new 46,234-square-foot first-class office space by incorporating recycled content and diverting 34,873 pounds of construction waste from landfills.
According to John Mortenson, partner-in-charge of the East Brunswick office, “We are extremely proud of the choices we have made in designing the office space, which is most certainly not like any other ‘typical accounting office.’ We looked to create a homelike, modern environment for our professionals to highlight the family culture of the firm while creating a warm, professional and welcoming environment for our clients.”
“The relocation has gone smoothly and we are operating, business as usual,” added Victoria Beirne, East Brunswick office manager, who noted all of the office phone numbers and fax numbers will remain the same and have been re-routed from their former location.
Withum collaborated with Aztec Total Architecture of Iselin; Interior Construction Partnership of Morristown, a division of Office Furniture Partnership (OFP); and DIRTT Environmental Solutions, on the project.
Present Day Mindset Merges with Past Traditions
Tasked with creating an interior that merged Withum’s innovative present-day mindset with the achievements of past employee generations, the team created a modern design. Goals included paying tribute to enduring company values and traditions focusing on The Withum Way – tenets that embody the culture of Withum emphasizing passion, innovation, community and strength. Redesign details include:
- An employee lounge and staff cafeteria that combines high-design with high-function elements such as modern furnishings, integrated television technology and advanced power systems.
- Employee workspaces featuring modular workstations; informal, open-concept gathering areas; and contemporary floor-to-ceiling glass elements to create an atmosphere of transparency.
A leading technology-driven manufacturer of uniquely customized interiors, DIRTT is facilitating a construction-industry shift toward efficiency by placing as much value on the environment and the people as that which is placed on visual and functional design. DIRTT utilizes prefab interiors with cost certainty, minimal waste, faster lead times and a precise fit and finish.
In total, 34,873 pounds of carpet scrap and drywall waste were diverted from landfills. The build-out of 2,480 linear feet was completed in 35 days, with power and data pre‐manufactured and inspection ready.
Established in 1974, Withum is a regional CPA and advisory firm with 15 offices, nearly 1,000 staff members and annual revenue of $170 million. The firm is committed to providing quality services and innovative solutions to businesses, not-for-profits, individuals and communities. As one of the nation’s largest accounting and advisory firms, Withum also is a member of HLB International, a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers committed to assisting clients to build and expand globally.