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Lohmann Therapy Systems Office Renovation

Owner: Lohmann Therapy Systems Corporation
Location: West Caldwell, N.J.

Lohmann Therapy Systems (LTS) wanted to expand its research and development capabilities at its production facility in West Caldwell, New Jersey. Because it was already fully-occupied, LTS decided to purchase a neighboring 1960s warehouse and relocate administrative functions there in order to free up space in the main building for additional R&D labs. Gannett Fleming’s design team had assisted LTS with a number of planning and renovation projects, so they understood how this effort supported the company’s long-term goals. LTS wanted its new offices to be planned in a way that provided consistency and efficiency within a modern work environment.

Our designers worked with LTS to establish uniform guidelines for three tiers of administrative spaces: open offices, closed offices, and senior management offices. We then used those programming standards to provide 20 office spaces, 21 work stations, a board room, and a training room within the new 16,000-square-foot administrative center. Designers also created a welcoming entrance lobby, a conveniently located kitchen/break area, two new restrooms, and a variety of informal collaboration spaces, including a central common area in the heart of the office.

Bringing natural light into all parts of the office was another primary goal for the renovation. Designers enlarged the existing windows using a new storefront system with sunshades and created eight new openings to maximize daylighting. Gannett Fleming engineers also updated the existing mechanical systems with variable speed drives for greater efficiency and added a new cooling system to the building. The result was a beautiful, flexible, and functional new administrative office delivered on budget one month ahead of schedule.