Sponsor Spotlight - HLW Architecture LLC

February 17, 2023

Sponsor Spotlight - HLW Architecture LLC

Kim Sacramone
Principal + Managing Director - NJ

Melissa Strickland

What is your company specialty?

HLW is a full-service design firm that exemplifies the best in client-focused design thinking.

Since 1885, we have sustained our business by embracing new ideas, novel technologies, and inspired aesthetics while staying true to a foundational belief that our work helps people and organizations excel. As part of that mission, we integrate advanced sustainability and wellness best practices into all our projects. From Alexander Graham Bell to Google, HLW has always taken pride in attracting clients that recognize and share our enthusiasm for creating the future. 

Our depth of services include Architecture, Interior Design, Master Planning, Landscape Architecture, Design Technology, Strategy (through our specialty partner Ark), Sustainability (through our specialty partner BEYOND), Lighting (through our specialty partner Spark), and Brand Experience (through our specialty partner brandx). 

What types of referrals would you appreciate?

We have a diverse clientele list and market sectors including: Adaptive Reuse, Commercial, Education, Financial, Legal, Media + Entertainment, Residential + Mixed Use, Science + Technology, Technology, and Workplace. We are specialists in helping our clients reinvent their organization through hybrid workplace strategies with our in house specialty partner, Ark, Environmental experiential design with in-house specialty partner, brandx, and sustainability and wellness services with in-house specialty partner, BEYOND. 

Every project is unique. We believe that good design is an inclusive process that connects people with the physical environment in meaningful and sustainable ways. As a global group of architects, designers, and strategists with diverse backgrounds, we share a common vision: It is our belief that design must be honest, considered, effective, emotive, and relevant. 

Our list of current clients includes PTC Therapeutics, Lord Abbett, Kering Americas, Prudential, Audible, Avis Budget Group, SHI, Everest Reinsurance Co., Eisai, and Mars. We also work with various developers including SJP Properties, Onyx Equities, Vision, Hekemian, Mack Cali, and Legacy.  

We approach all of our projects holistically and pride ourselves on designing for the future and creating places that matter. Our work tells your story -- we appreciate every opportunity available to help organizations create spaces that tell those stories. We enjoy working with clients who's values align with ours. HLW New Jersey regularly gives back to the people of the Garden State, becoming sponsors for United Way, March of Dimes, NOMA, Newark SAS Urban Garden, and USGBC as part of their robust CSR platform. The United Way of Northern NJ also honored the team's exceptional work on its design for Everest Reinsurance’s offices in July 2020, celebrated for its benefit to the community and commitment to ensuring employment opportunities remain local. HLW New Jersey’s dedication to sustainability is articulated through the firm’s commitment to AIA 2030 and accompanied by their office space’s Well Rating and Just Certification.

Have you done business with, or referred business to, any of our current members?

We have had the pleasure of working with many of the companies represented as members of CREWNJ, including: Prudential, Riker Danzig,Newmark, Bohler, Wells Fargo Bank, Steelcase, Unity Construction Services, Gilbane Building Company, Business Environments, CIT, Turner Construction,  Newmark Associates, The Holder Group, Cushman Wakefield, CBRE, and JLL. 

What made you choose sponsorship for CREW NJ?

We are passionate about supporting local organizations. We look at our sponsorship of CREW NJ as a win-win; we support CREW NJ, and CREW NJ supports us by providing educational and networking opportunities to our diverse team in a supportive environment that is welcoming to all career levels. We are thrilled to share that two of our team members have recently joined CREW NJ and are already active members within the social media and golf committees.

Additionally, we wanted to address why we chose to submit this questionnaire together.
When we were asked to do a sponsor spotlight we chose to do so in collaboration with each other. As principals in the New Jersey office, we are both passionate about supporting CREW NJ and other local organizations. We are firm believers in “work hard, play hard.” Our team is passionate about the quality of work that we produce and works hard to ensure that we meet our client’s needs. That said, we also enjoy having fun. From happy hours to festive parties, holiday events, and escape room retreats, we consider each other a family that works hard together and enjoys each other. We are serious about our work, but also refuse to take ourselves too seriously. We are a multi-cultural, multi-generational, non-hierarchical collaborative community of friends and colleagues.

HLW Architecture LLC
122 Main Street, Madison NJ 07940