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Innovation and Creativity

Innovation in business is the core driver of growth, performance and valuation. Innovative strategies and business solutions are a sought after product of human creativity, intelligence and persistence. HLW believes design is an inclusive process and one that connects people with the physical environment. Our design philosophy stems from the knowledge that innovation and creativity come from the connection, intersection and integration of ideas. We have built our practice around this simple premise.

Adaptive ReUse/Building Repositioning

By expanding traditional ideas about renovating and retrofitting commercial properties to include rethinking building use and potential, it is possible to increase value. Changing real estate markets and economic factors over the last decade have given older buildings new life through the accommodation of uses different from the original design. Through targeted design modifications, it is possible to expand a building’s market to attract a more diverse range of tenants. An aging building can become competitive or a restrictive layout can be an ideal match for a different type of tenant. HLW International’s strength as a multi-disciplinary design practice is our capacity for unconventional approaches grounded in solid experience. We have expertise with a diverse range of building types. Consider partnering with HLW to rethink your building’s potential.

Broadcast Media Design

HLW has some of the most extensive design experience on projects for media companies in the country. Our Media Design Studio has programmed and designed more than 10 million sf of media facilities over the past 15 years, and has provided our clients with fully coordinated services from building and site evaluations, initial programming and the establishment of space standards through architectural design and the selection of furniture and finishings.

More Than 40 Specialists

The firm’s team of more than 40 specialists has built or renovated in excess of 15 million square feet for media companies around the globe. Starting with today’s cutting-edge technology companies, HLW has matured with these recent phenomena and is helping companies claim a competitive stand in the marketplace through the design of their facilities.

Featured Projects

The Ellipse

An iconic addition to Jersey City’s rapidly expanding Newport neighborhood

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Adaptive re-use from industrial site to state-of-the-art creative campus

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Campus of the Future incorporates progressive practices and technologies

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