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STUDIOS Architecture Named Lead Design Architect for Kearny Point Business Campus

Aug. 2, 2016

Joins WXY as masterplan architect for next phase of redevelopment of former historic shipyard.

STUDIOS Architecture, an award-winning international full-service design firm, has been named lead design architect for the next phase of redevelopment of Kearny Point Industrial Park (KPIP), the 130-acre, 2 million plus square foot business campus in Hudson County, New Jersey. Kearny is a state of the art sustainable site.

“Cushman & Wakefield and STUDIOS Architecture have the vision and expertise we need as we continue the transformation of an historic site into one of the most advanced business campuses in the country,” said Steve Nislick, Chief Financial Officer of Hugo Neu, a commercial real estate firm. “We look forward to growing business and the workforce of New Jersey by offering its makers, thinkers, entrepreneurs and pioneers an unprecedented workspace.” 

As the lead architecture firm for the property, STUDIOS will work alongside New York based, WXY, to reposition the historic buildings into a state of the art 24/7 business campus complete with all of the amenities and finishes desired by today’s tenants.

“We are thrilled to be part of this project and look forward to collaborating to preserve the buildings while reimagining them in a way that fits the needs of today’s tenants across a variety of industries.” said David Burns, principal of STUDIOS. Claire Weisz, principal of WXY, added, “Kearny Point has a multitude of assets—its waterfront location, size and legacy. We look forward to helping make this site a great destination and a place where creative businesses and workers can thrive.”

Leasing agents Cushman & Wakefield will leverage Kearny Point’s multiple assets; its close proximity to New York City, Newark Airport, the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels and the PATH, its industry leading average rent cost per square foot, and its impressive modern environment, to develop the campus as an engine of growth where startup businesses are drawn to operate and scale long-term.

“Kearny Point will offer a unique opportunity to companies looking for an urban industrial environment within modern buildings that are historical and architecturally significant and can accommodate user groups ranging from creative office to light production. The amenities that will be designed into the master plan of this project will have an urban vibe in a suburban setting,” said Mitchell Arkin, senior managing director, brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield. “We are particularly excited about working with STUDIOS and Hugo Neu because the vision they have for this site is truly transformative and they have wherewithal to implement.”

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