Meadowlands Development Expansion

Here is a compiled list of some the signature development projects in the Meadowlands. They’re either planned, in-progress or completed from some of our local architect firms.

  • Project: Education Commons at Felician University’s Rutherford campus
  • Architect: Arcari + Iovino Architects
  • Completion Date: Grand Opening was in Sept. 2015

Project Description: The Education Commons, located on the Rutherford campus, now houses a high-tech library and research center as well as a nursing resource and simulation center. The library contains a variety of student-focused amenities such as study rooms, 24-hour computer labs, lounges, a café, and conference spaces. It also houses the Toron Library collection of over 10,000 volumes for use in student curriculum.  The nursing center is one of the most modern and state-of-the-art facilities of its kind, featuring hospital equipment to replicate a nursing unit, simulation rooms, and testing rooms for a variety of professional training exercises.

The new Education Commons at Felician University was realized from the gut renovation of a 30,000 square foot building that lay dormant for many years. The existing multi-level structure consisted of several additions which had created an ineffective circuitous flow of spaces. Rehabilitating the facility required meeting the challenge of repurposing the building and creating harmonious sightlines and pathways, all in a contemporary image to reflect the forward direction of the university.

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  • Project: Liberty Terrace, Newark Airport
  • Architect: Environetics
  • Completion Date: December 2014

Project Description: Liberty Terrace is the new food court in Newark Airport Terminal B. Environetics teamed up with our partner & client Westfield to create this new visually vibrant space which exudes hip & chic touches.

The program called for the renovation of the food court along with the large black glass panels which enclose the technical rooms above. The budget ultimately did not allow for the removal of the panels but the design team devised a clever approach. An altogether high-energy look was created by hanging chains with a motion provoking pattern on top of the existing glass paneled wall. The chain wall is outfitted with a tracking LED light system at its base that changes colors with the seasons and holidays and accentuates the movement of the custom organic pattern on the chains.

Liberty Terrace Newark Airport

  • Project: Montclair State University – School of Business
  • Architect: Environetics
  • Completion Date: August 2015

Project Description: The School of Business is a new 6-story 143,000 square foot academic building located on the western edge of the Montclair State University campus. Environetics worked closely with the University to design a state of the art academic building to house their growing undergraduate and graduate business programs.

The design not only includes 30 instructional spaces, over 110 faculty offices, seminar, conference, and multi-purpose spaces, but also provides much needed support amenities such as a graduate lounge, café, and 20 private group study rooms. The state of the art Trading Floor, Bloomberg Seminar Room, and 3D Printing Lab provide an atmosphere which engages students, faculty, and local business community. The LEED building proudly reflects the highest aspirations of the University and provides the most advantageous environment possible for educating the next generation of business leaders.

Montclair State University

  • Project: ShopRite Wallington
  • Architect: Guzzo + Guzzo Architects
  • Location: 375 Paterson Avenue, Wallington, NJ
  • Completion Date: May 2015

Project Description: Located along the main thoroughfare of Wallington, the new Inserra Shoprite Supermarket has transformed this once outdated vacant shopping center into a vibrant local destination. Besides the wide variety of food offerings, the supermarket also incorporates some of the latest developments in energy efficient technology to have a big impact on the operational costs and the environment of the store for the workers and visitors.

Specialty departments such as a Sushi Bar, Café, Prepared Foods, Wellness Center were added into the design emphasized by unique interior décor that highlights each different department. Incorporation of an energy efficient skylight technology system throughout the store.

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  • Project: Bellavia Chevrolet
  • Architect: Guzzo + Guzzo Architects
  • Location: 199 Route 17 South, East Rutherford, NJ
  • Completion Date: April 2014

Project Description: Located along Route 17, the existing Bellavia Chevrolet was updated to the new Chevrolet Facility Image Design Intent Standards. The new façade incorporates the new silver and blue ACM metal panels while the new interior décor provides both the employees and visitors a much more comfortable environment.


  • Project: Vermella Lyndhurst (residential)
  • Developer: Russo Development
  • Location: 340 Orient Way, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
  • Completion:Feb. 2013

Project Description: Vermella Lyndhurst is located in the heart of Bergen County, New Jersey. The community consists of 296 one, two and three bedroom apartment homes and is located less than a half mile from Kingsland rail station in Lyndhurst and is in close proximity to major area highways.

Vermella Lyndhurst is where the going gets easy. With resort-like amenities, well-manicured exteriors and meticulously detailed and spacious interiors, Vermella Lyndhurst offers beautiful settings, friendly people and a superb suburban location with urban access abounding. Residents will enjoy nearby shopping and dining, plus incredible access to NYC and beyond. More information at:


Beyond the Meadowlands: Developing in SoHo

  • Project: 300 Lafayette in SoHo District of New York City
  • Architect: Studio 5 Partnership
  • Location: The intersection of Lafayette and Houston streets in NYC
  • Completion: Construction to begin soon

Project Description: Seven story, 94,000 Square foot premier retail and office building in the SoHo historical district.

The lower level retail is complemented by upper level office spaces with undulating balconies consisting of paved areas and extensive plantings. The façade is composed of extensive glass framed by terra cotta and metal cladding. Executive Architect Studio 5 was tasked with turning CookFox’s design into construction and permitting documents. The developer for the project is a joint venture between Related and Larga Vista. The renderings were done by dBox.Print

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