URBY at Harborside

Harborside Plaza is a highly innovative take on luxury rental living. The multi-phase project will ultimately yield a total of three luxury rental towers, each embodying the distinctive shifting floor massing. Their memorable profile is an expression of a new and innovative housing brand. Individual units are efficient in size, but spacious in feel, ideal […]

Capital One Cafe 56

As the latest renovated building at the West Creek campus, Café 56 builds on Capital One’s continued focus to showcase workplace amenities on the campus. Café 56 is a bold statement emerging between two brick office buildings. The structure engages with light through the use of a double height front façade with a rising angled […]

Truth Initiative

As the largest nonprofit organization in America dedicated to stopping smoking, the Truth Initiative recently went through a re-branding effort and sought a new space that reflected the new culture of their organization. Seeking a youthful and vibrant feeling that was in keeping with the organization’s goal of stopping tobacco use in teenagers, the new […]

Corporate Point

Our goals were to work with our client and project team to transform a dated and aging office environment into a top-tier space that tenants will be excited to come to work in. This was accomplished by providing modern but timeless design elements, an abundance of amenity spaces, vibrant pops of color and art through […]

Nokia Bell Labs

Nokia had a vision for its Mountain Avenue campus, previous site of the Bell Labs “Idea Factory,” (also originally designed by HLW) involving the repurpose of underutilized office and laboratory space. The resultant master plan celebrates the history of the company and site, unifies the campus, and provides amenities for the many individuals visiting, collaborating and […]

SasVic Tower

SasVic Tower, from Alpine Capital, is a multi-family residential building located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Liberty Harbor Holdings

This Multi-family residential building was part of an architecture unbuilt competition located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

With the expectation of doubling the size of their company within the next three years, Ferring Pharmaceuticals relocated to an existing three building complex, which was renovated to create laboratories, offices, a manufacturing facility, and a restaurant for staff. A connecting link with a glass and steel façade was created between the office and manufacturing […]


The new UPS “Campus of the Future” will contain 200,000 sf of Class A office area, including a diverse offering of conference and assembly spaces, on four floors. Central to this approach for a collaborative, high-tech work environment is the idea that the ground-up facility is an opportunity for implementing progressive workplace practices and technologies […]

Financial Client

HLW has been working with this Asset Management firm in planning a new building to accommodate approximately 500 people.  The project includes the demolition of the existing structure, and the design and construction of a new two story building with underground parking and associated site work.  A training center is located on the ground level with […]

St. Johns

HLW created a long-term plan for St. John’s University to provide on-campus housing for the first time in the 128-year history of the school. Most students currently commute to St. John’s, and the residential construction is part of an effort to attract students from around the country and the world to the largest Catholic University in the United […]

Columbia University Taub Institute

This two-phase renovation project for the Taub Institute includes general laboratories, laboratory support spaces, associated offices and a 900 sf one-story extension shared common space. This new extension remained sympathetic to the original 1928 Physicians and Surgeons/Presbyterian Hospital building by using a similar facade treatment. Selected areas within public corridors were highlighted to encourage interaction […]

Casa del Mar

The Hotel Casa del Mar is a seven-story brick and cast stone Italianate palazzo built as a luxury resort hotel on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The renovation comprises an accurate historic restoration of the exterior and shell of the third-floor grand salon and restaurant spaces overlooking the beach, a complex structural seismic upgrade, […]

One Carnegie Hill

Located on East 96th Street in Manhattan, this new 41-story residential tower is designed to be a premier rental property with a range of amenities that include a health club and roof top gardens. The building will also house a school for the adjacent cultural center of the Islamic Center of New York. The site holds several challenges […]

709 Chestnut Street

Currently on the boards, Roseland Properties, A Mack-Cali Company, and Parkway Commercial Properties has retained HLW for the architectural services for the construction of a 32-story luxury rental tower which includes 282 units and a 135 automated parking garage vault in the Center City District neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA.  The 300,000 sf building also includes […]

1040 Kennedy

HLW worked alongside Cali Futures LLC on a Minervini Vandermark, LLC designed residential rental building at 1040-1046 Kennedy Boulevard. HLW is providing interior design services related to the selection and specification of the finishes and furnishings for this new construction project. This 8-story luxury residence will house 60 apartments, as well as an internal parking facility […]

70 & 90 Columbus

Currently on the boards, this joint venture between Ironstate Development and Panepinto Properties will yield a total of two luxury rental residential towers and a hotel in Jersey City.  Originally designed by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufmann & Associates Architects, HLW was retained only for the administering of construction services for the first 50 story rental tower […]

The Ellipse

A sleek addition to Jersey City’s rapidly expanding Newport neighborhood, The Ellipse features beautifully designed, amenitized residences. HLW is working closely with the LeFrak Organization, serving as executive architect for the tower and interior designer for the common areas and units. We were inspired by nature and water in motion, concepts that bring to mind […]


This R&D project consolidated Agensys four previous sites into one multi-building campus consisting of new and renovated buildings that house lab, office, and manufacturing functions and the re-purposed historic Butler building. The latter is an innovative way to create a thoroughfare and connection to the Bergamot Station Arts Center. A public sculpture garden lines the […]

Wellington College International Shanghai

Wellington College International is located in the heart of Pudong. Programs for early childhood through senior school (years 8-12) share the Wellington community of schools’ worldwide stellar reputation for education. The appearance and design of the campus and buildings deliberately evoke the classical style of Wellington College in the UK, therefore, building upon over 150 […]

BMW & Mini of Manhattan

BMW North America considers this project to be one effort, one complex initiative, one vision. Although multiple divisions (new car, MINI, CPO, Motorrad) benefit, the effort was driven by two chief objectives: to enhance and differentiate branding and to improve customer experience. The extensive rehabilitation, restructuring, and reconfiguration project involved the conception, design, and renovation […]

Hilton Grand Vacations Club

As designer and executive architect for New York City’s first dedicated timeshare building, HLW served in a number of roles. We assisted Hilton with locating a site, one strategically positioned near premier cultural assets. Historic West 57th Street posed a number of challenges, including our re-imagining the hotelier’s traditional property model, while incorporating the classic […]

Hotel Bel Air

HLW served as Executive Architect for the two-year renovation and redesign of this iconic California boutique hotel. As Design Architect for the new hillside suites, we developed concepts consistent with the architectural vocabulary of the main hotel. The Villas feature plunge pools and indoor-outdoor living areas, in addition to spectacular views of the grounds.

300 East 79th Street

On New York City’s Upper East Side, much of the residential architecture is defined by a classic composition consisting of a base, middle, and top. Brick with traditional windows and detailing are the norm. HLW created an innovative cladding solution for the condominium on East 79th Street, a graphic manipulation within the curtain wall, which […]

235 Grand

The two rental towers were conceived and developed by Ironstate Development Co. and Kushner Real Estate Group as one residential complex and as key components in the neighborhood’s revitalization. Both buildings house a mix of studios and one and two-bedroom rental apartments, as well as significant commercial space, numerous amenities, and a public plaza.

225 Grand Jersey City

Developed by Ironstate Development Co. and Kushner Real Estate Group, the new multi-family building was fully leased just 10 months after its completion. 225 Grand is a sophisticated addition to the Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment District, Jersey City.

Water Garden Office Park

The Santa Monica corporate park re-design involved reimagining how to reposition and use the 17-acre site’s many public spaces and amenities, including a large artificial lake situated in the interior portion of the campus. We considerably reduced the lake’s footprint, ultimately increasing the overall usable square footage and introducing new, more “authentic” amenities, while cutting […]

Tianjin Lujiazui Plaza

The Tianjin Lujiazui Plaza project includes the Lujiazui Square and Lujiazui Business Hotel, more than 500,000 square meters of mixed-use commercial development. The site is in the center of the Hongqiao international community, a major development in Tianjin city. HLW’s contributions involve the planning and design of this modern center for business and shopping complete […]

Shanghai Lingang International Convention Center

HLW’s design for the Shanghai Lingang International Convention Center Competition was inspired by nature. Our architects and interior designers took their visual cues from the local terrain, including the dynamic relationship between mountain formations and large bodies of water. In addition to the convention center, the complex features four and five star hotels, office, and […]

The Reserve

Designed to attract creative office and entertainment-related tenants, the commercial complex embraces the industrial character of the existing buildings. HLW created large, open interior spaces with exposed structural elements, skylights, and openings in the existing shell. We included a pedestrian mall that extends across the site. The result is an inviting promenade, which brings together […]

Lujiazui Pudong Qiantan Block #33

Qiantan Block #33 is located in southern Shanghai. Our client, Lujiazui Group, has been instrumental in the development of Shanghai’s Pudung Central Business District since the 1990s. The parcel is part of a master planning strategy focused on the successful integration of commercial, residential, cultural, and recreational uses. HLW’s architectural and interior design includes skyscraper […]

Lanzhou Anning Complex

HLW worked closely with a local developer to create a cohesive design strategy for a large site with office, retail, residential, and hotel uses. We organized the site into three distinct zones. The zone dedicated to commercial/hospitality functions is active, vibrant. In contrast, we achieved a more intimate, private experience in other areas with small-scale […]

Campus 2100

Campus 2100 caters to a creative office clientele’s predilection for open, airy spaces and collaborative activities. The fully transformed, repositioned property has attributes unique to its former life as an industrial campus. Tenants of the three interconnected buildings have a truly diverse range of public/private options, from separate, defined lobby areas and private landscaped gardens […]

United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) at Court Square Place

The new UNFCU headquarters provides enough flexibility to accommodate future spatial changes without resulting in exorbitant renovation costs. HLW’s solution involved a steel structure with a creative massing arrangement. The resulting large footprint delivered significant flexibility, which was further enhanced by the expansive 30-foot spacing between vertical members.

United Nations Capital Master Plan (CMP) Renovation

The execution of the United Nations CMP brought a series of mid-century Modern structures into compliance with today’s 21st century requirements. The design standards that we developed served as a framework for understanding the inherent opportunities in restoring the campus, whether within the context of the site, perimeter security, local codes, preservation, workplace, or operations.

Glendale Municipal Services

The City of Glendale’s municipal building rests on four concrete columns and has full cantilevers on all sides, making it a particularly challenging structure to be retrofitted with base isolators. Rather than bury the stainless steel, friction pendulum isolators, HLW’s design exposes the structural elements in lighted wells above grade. The solution allowed for an […]

Witzenmann Group

HLW’s design for the new Witzenmann headquarters in Shanghai was inspired by the company’s impressive technology leadership as the founder of the metal hose and expansion joints industry. Immediately upon entering the building, a visitor experiences the strength and industrial nature of Witzenmann’s products. Similar to the earth’s strata, we layered materials to create a […]

Wells Fargo & Co.

The new headquarters facility allows for greater synergies and growth in each of the company’s divisions, with emphasis on significantly improving the available training facilities. We also provided opportunities for branding in the building’s lobby, where both the history of the organization and its progressive plans for the future are celebrated.

Porsche Shanghai, Lujiazui Software Park

HLW designed several new office buildings in the Lujiazui Software Park. Building #11 is composed of clean, modern lines and a streamlined palette. The headquarters of Porsche Shanghai occupies the multi-story structure. We specified glass and aluminum on the exterior, materials that call to mind the sleek, contemporary aesthetic of the luxury brands housed within.

JPMorgan Chase

A close partnership that continues to this day characterizes HLW’s decade long relationship with JPMC. We have had the privilege of working with this client in a variety of contexts, from strategic planning to design, and at a number of building sites, including 270 Park Avenue and One Chase Manhattan Plaza.

Huntsman Corp.

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, the Huntsman workplace culture emphasizes innovation, sustainability, and collaboration. HLW designed the company’s new campus in Asia, including offices, the exhibition space and café, and the welcoming landscaping.

Avon Products, Inc.

The new three-story research facility consolidates Avon’s offices and laboratories for personal care products. The building’s glass and steel structure is indicative of the high-tech nature of the product development process that takes place inside, now supported by a series of “break-out” areas to foster informal brainstorming and collaboration among staff.

55 Water Street

The largest office building in NYC by floor area was significantly impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eight feet above the lobby level to three sub cellars and six levels of parking were flooded with water and sewage. HLW and a team of engineers provided infrastructure upgrades to mitigate future storm damage and assisted building management with […]

Broadcasting Client

HLW worked closely with the Philadelphia local favorite, which has been broadcasting programs for a half century. Our initial site analysis included an adjacent property where the new multi-level media center was ultimately built. The newsroom and open work areas now face a new plaza and afford views of the city thanks to a transparent […]

HBO Communications Center

The new HBO Communications Center achieved HBO’s technical objectives of meeting current expanding needs and flexibility for future growth while delivering on operational requirements for resiliency, redundancy, and power. In addition, the client’s aesthetic desires were well served by the design, which complements the original structure and preserves the HBO campus’s attractive, green setting.

Hofstra North Shore, LIJ School of Medicine

The Hofstra School of Medicine is the first allopathic medical school in New York State in 40 years and the first institution of its kind to have been created in partnership with a healthcare provider. HLW’s design strategy supported this new model for medical education with spaces that facilitate collaboration, community building, and socialization.

Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business

On a 21st c. campus committed to innovative learning strategies and technologies, Fordham University’s new business school bridges the past with the future. A historic granite shell now encloses the latest learning technologies, dynamic special event spaces, and areas for formal and informal collaboration.

Univision, Newsport Production Facility

Newsport is part of Univision’s Doral, Florida campus where HLW has been involved with the planning and design of facilities since 2011. The project involved a complex, phased transformation of a double-height warehouse into an operations/production facility. We added a mezzanine, three large sound studios, a major glass-enclosed newsroom, and numerous conferencing and creative collaboration […]

Broadcast Client

HLW created an exceptionally flexible working environment, one that permits the reconfiguration of production and technical spaces to rapidly meet evolving requirements. Studios can be combined, used separately, and configured to accommodate multiple sets. The project doubled the size of existing studio operations and centralized sports monitoring and production capabilities in two multi-story digital centers.

Leman Manhattan Prep School

This adaptive reuse project resulted in the creation of new joint middle and high schools, located in the historic Cunard building in Manhattan’s Financial District. Integrated architectural and engineering design ensured a successful outcome with the exceptionally aggressive schedule for a landmark building: three months between initiation of design development and issuing of bid drawings.