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JZA+D design created to catch the eye of tenants at Princeton Corporate Center

Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design (JZA+D) has announced the completion of two additions to his firm’s portfolio of office property renovations.

Located at 989 and 1009 Lenox Avenue within the Princeton Pike Corporate Center campus, the redesigned structures feature bold architectural details and shared amenities, greatly improving their value and position within the area’s commercial marketplace, according to Joshua Zinder, AIA, founding principal of the full-service design studio.

The renovation of the two properties is the result of JZA+D consulting and collaborating with owner-developer Prism Capital Partners LLC. (Vision Real Estate has since acquired both properties.)

Zinder’s team applied JZA+D’s proprietary consultative design approach to implement their client’s goal of making these late 1980s office buildings competitive with more recently constructed Class A commercial properties in the area.

“At JZA+D we believe that excellent design comes from collaborating with clients like Prism to transform the office marketplace,” said Zinder.
“Workplace paradigms are shifting. We work with property owners to compare the workplace trends that we’ve identified with their knowledge of a rapidly evolving commercial market. We then respond with architectural and interior design solutions for leveraging upgrades and amenities to attract the best possible tenants, and achieving a faster return on their investment in upgrades.”

At the heart of JZA+D’s designs for renovations is an approach tailored to each client’s investment strategy. By collaborating to identify cost-effective opportunities to provide attractive and functional shared amenities, a higher per-square-foot cost becomes more palatable to the tenant—a development that benefits both tenant and property owner. In order to realize these win-win scenarios, JZA+D meets the challenge by designing and programming attractive, well-located amenities that optimally benefit each property.

The central atrium renovation at 1009 Lenox became a critical component of this strategy. JZA+D transformed the 5,000 s/f, three-story atrium space into a lively and inviting hub of activity. This was achieved by reducing the mass of an imposing pedestrian bridge and its support columns while introducing light-colored flooring and finish materials to make the space bright and airy.

JZA+D’s work also focused on curb appeal and shared amenities for tenants at both 989 and 1009 Lenox, which included open lounges, cafes and fitness centers.