A Tour of Brown Brothers Harriman’s Jersey City Office
Brown Brothers Harriman, a privately owned and managed financial services firm appointed architecture and interior design firm HLW to revitalize their office in Jersey City.
“Brown Brothers Harriman identified the need to revitalize their Jersey City space and create a stand-alone business hub with a distinct identity paying tribute to their long history. The vision for the space was meant to emphasize a welcoming, branded environment to support flexible, agile, and collaborative work. The new cutting-edge lobby and reception space creates a better client experience. Visitors are welcomed in the lobby space which includes three digital ribbons showcasing BBH’s history and people. Information Technology, Accounting, Human Resources, and other vital departments are among the 600 employees to use the open plan office, which is loaded with amenities, technology, and support spaces. Intuitive wayfinding and planning adjacencies formed neighborhoods throughout the office, facilitating cross-collaboration between diverse departments. These “homebase” neighborhoods create clear zones for focused work and are supported by IT Comms rooms, staff training facilities, and IT testing and development areas. The neighborhoods prioritize employee well-being with access to natural light and sit-stand workstations. The new Jersey City office showcases BBH’s brand and rich history, positioning them for the future. With multiple generations currently cohabitating the workplace, choice in the workplace is one of the keys for satisfied employees. Through adaptable design, Brown Brothers Harriman‘s new workplace meets the needs of their current employees while allowing them to adapt for the future needs of current and incoming staff,” says HLW
- Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
- Date completed: 2016
- Size: 97,000 square feet
- Design: HLW
- Photos: Chris Cooper