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The Baird Community Center, South Orange, NJ

We are thrilled to participate in the ribbon cutting at the Grand Re-opening of the Baird Community Center in South Orange, NJ.  After the Baseball Parade and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, April 20, 2024, the building was opened to the public.  As they surged in for their first look at the building in 4 years, the exclamations of "Wow" were heard throughout.  We are proud that the comments about the building include "Amazing", "Gorgeous", "Incredible", "Spectacular", "Fabulous", "Beautiful" and "First Class"!


This 130-year-old building has been restored, renovated and added on to in order to provide South Orange Village residents modern spaces for their Recreation and Arts programming for many, many years to come.  The facility is now completely life-safety compliant, accessible, air conditioned, sprinklered and ready for use.

The new Baird boasts recreation facilities, including a new full-size gymnasium and a renovated small gym, dance and exercise rooms, a brand new Pierro Art Gallery, arts classrooms, a performance space, Community Room and cafe and a multi-purpose room that will be used for Village meetings, as well as meeting rooms and support spaces for the town and its residents.  The porches around the existing building were restored and a new outdoor terrace traverses the grade change from the second floor to ground level and provides additional outdoor program space.

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The Baird Community Center, South Orange, NJ

We are excited to announce that construction has begun on the renovations and additions to the Baird Community Center in South Orange, NJ.


The project has been awarded to Frankoski Construction of East Orange, NJ.  We are proud of the fact that the three low bidders came in within $208K of each other, and slightly more than $2M (18%) under budget.  We attribute this to efforts of our highly dedicated project team, focused on a continued in-depth examination of a 125-year-old building, as well as efficient communication with the Building Committee. Our consistent approach to produce quality construction drawings has paid off once again.

The project consists of renovation of the 100+ year old Baird Center and an addition of a new field house.  The new facility will provide recreation facilities, arts classrooms and art gallery as well as support spaces for the town and its residents including meeting rooms, gathering spaces and outdoor activity areas.

The Village Courtyard at Franklin Place, Summit, NJ

Our Village Courtyard at Franklin Place - a new construction, upscale community of (14) luxury townhomes is quite a success...and a sellout!

The complex is a great addition to Summit's concept of a Transit Village, distinguished by its innovative model of mixed-use development, private residences, walkable streets and a lively downtown.

The homeowners are enjoying a unique blend of city and suburban lifestyle, just steps to commuter transportation, shops, restaurants, parks and schools. We are watching our clients appreciate their multi-faceted landscaped courtyard and the overlooking balconies, among other things.

A full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm with plenty of local expertise, Summit-based Biber Partnership has been perfectly poised for the creation and development of the Village Courtyard`s vibrant environment.

Corporate Interiors: Confidential Client Headquarters, Newark, NJ

We have just completed 85,000 SF of corporate workspace inclusive of (4) entire floors in Newark, NJ. The project is headed by the firm's Senior Associate Partner, Lauren Mitchell AIA and supported by the members of The Biber Partnership staff.


Throughout the entirety of the project, we have been determined to meet and exceed our valued

long-term client's expectations by providing an office environment that is sympathetic to the users and efficient as the company's headquarters. Our solutions have been specifically tailored to the needs of every department and implemented with products and finishes designed to transform a typical office into a signature environment showcasing the company's culture and brand.


Distinct spaces, such as a Work Café, Lounge and numerous collaborative areas allow the workspace to be more playful and friendly while still being professional, and have a positive impact on employees' well-being, ideation and overall productivity.

Rahway YMCA Grand Opening

The Rahway YMCA had its Grand Opening on June 8th, 2015 to reveal the renovation and expansion to the facility. The Biber Partnership designed and implemented a restoration to this facility which suffered a fire in 1983. Three floors of the facility had not been utilized since that time.


Structural and life safety upgrades as well as a complete renovation of these floors provided the Y with an additional 10,800 SF of program space. In addition, the entrance to the facility was returned to the first floor as it had been originally constructed. A new lobby allows views through to new fitness areas.


A reconfigured circulation system provided ADA access to all floors and a central vestibule connected several half levels and wings of the building. Artist lofts were built on the 3rd floor for use by community members.
Livingston Student Center and Dining Commons

The Livingston Student Center and Dining Commons was recently featured in a postcard for Consolidated Brick and Arriscraft for the use of their Arris-clip Renaissance masonry units. The details shown reflect the reveal detail that was developed by The Biber Partnership AIA in conjunction with Consolidated Brick and Arriscraft.


The Rutgers Livingston Dining Commons, Livingston Student Center and Rutgers Visitor Welcome Center are all featured in Consolidated Brick's portfolio on their website under Rutgers University projects for the use of Arriscraft, Arris-clip, Arris-tile and Adair products in both interior and exterior applications.

Livingston Dining Commons Featured in Armstrong Catalog and Website

The radial wood ceiling in the servery of the Livingston Dining Commons was featured in the 2014 Armstrong Commercial Ceiling and Wall Systems catalog. The Woodworks Radial Custom Ceiling System manufactured by Armstrong Commercial Ceilings in one of several Armstrong products used throughout the facility. Armstrong Wood Plank system was used in various other rooms in the facility and is featured on their website.

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