Kimmerle Newman Architects (KNA) is providing architecture and design services for the third and final phase of Vitamin Shoppe’s new corporate headquarters at 300 Harmon Meadow Blvd. in Secaucus. The multi-phase project – which encompasses a total of 90,000 square feet of office space on three floors – includes furniture and fixtures through Kimmerle Workspace, KG’s procurement division. KNA completed the project’s first two phases in 2013 and 2015.
The Vitamin Shoppe outgrew its existing headquarters in North Bergen, a combined office and distribution facility. The company sought a new headquarters-quality office space that would accommodate its expanding staff in a phased manner across several years and incorporate the brand’s core goals, according to Paul Newman, AIA, CID, KNA’s vice-president and partner. “KNA designed Vitamin Shoppe’s new headquarters with rotated furniture and wall layouts that add an interesting dynamic to what would have been ‘just’ a square plan, generating neighborhood workplaces. Ample glass allows daylight to flood the interior, and a vibrant color scheme matches Vitamin Shoppe’s brand colors.”
Kimmerle Workspace managed FFE purchases for this project. “Together, KNA and Kimmerle Workspace is a ‘one-stop shop’ for clients’ work space needs, from interior design and space planning, from construction through furniture,” added Newman. “KG’s comprehensive suite of interrelated professional services allows us to address a broad range of client needs as they need it.”
Comprised of six components – Kimmerle Newman Architects, Urban Studio, Real Estate Services, Workspace, Project Management and Branding – each with complementary specialties – Kimmerle Group has established a reputation for its design and development work in the areas of corporate architecture and interiors, education, healthcare, urban design and planning, industrial and retail, private and multifamily housing and historic preservation. Kimmerle Group is active throughout New Jersey, New York, and nationally across the United States. The firm is headquartered in Harding Township, N.J. with offices in New York City.