A brand new 450,000 sq. ft office complex – one that spans 10 floors and includes a cafeteria, technical center, meeting facilities, and a wide variety of office spaces – and at the same time, provides a great, friendly work environment. Just a few of the challenges Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK) faced when designing new corporate offices for Marsh and McLennan Companies. The new site is located in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The design process has always been complicated. And this project wasn’t any different. Today’s construction projects demand speed and depend on the contributions of a reliable team. And partnering with Bendheim was a definite advantage.
As Kimberly Seigal-Rogan, Project Designer, notes “Bendheim’s staff was accessible, responded in a timely manner, and worked with us to find creative, practical solutions. The goal was to identify materials that fit with a wall system that accepted a standard glass size of approximately 1/4”, create the needed privacy, and also meet safety standards.
Bendheim’s SatinTech glass was laminated to machine antique glass (also referred to as drawn antique glass) in an assortment of colors, providing the ideal solution for the aesthetic and functional job specs. As Rick described, “it was critical that natural daylight flow into the far reaches of the office spaces. The machine antique product was a very good fit – a wide color palette and larger sheet sizes lent themselves to the interior partition design we had in mind.”