Owner

Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Location

North Bergen, New Jersey

Total Area

795,000 sf

Scope

Master planning, architecture, and interior design services from programming to construction

Consultants to RSA provided civil, landscape, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, food service and cost estimating services

Photo Credit

© Otto Baitz/Esto

Liz Claiborne Corporate Headquarters Interior View

Liz Claiborne Corporate Headquarters 2

Program

New building with five levels of offices and parking including:

Bridge connecting new construction to existing building

Five story entrance atrium

600-seat cafeteria with food court and full service kitchen on fifth floor

Computer and communications center on fourth floor

Interior lit-up of office levels

Steelcase 9000 systems furniture used throughout office levels

Challenges

Situating an eight story building on 200 foot piles on wetland site along the New Jersey Turnpike in order to achieve maximum visibility

Design of open, airy office floor plan, enclosing only thirteen percent of space to create a friendly, interactive work environment

Awards

  • Golden Trowel Award
  • Honorable Mention, Tile Flooring
  • International Masonry Institute / New Jersey Area