Blue Foundry Bank opened its new 40,000-square-foot administrative offices in Parsippany, the financial institution announced Aug. 2.
Located at 7 Sylvan Way, Blue Foundry Bank’s new corporate hub was designed by Hasbrouck Heights-based DMR Architects. DMR also redesigned Blue Foundry’s Rutherford branch last year. The Parsippany offices reflect the bank’s reinvention and offer employees the opportunity to work collectively in a flexible workspace.
The space provides a modern, technologically infused working environment aligned to the company’s growth strategy and plans for building teams, expanding products and services, and meeting the needs of its employees, customers and communities. All while keeping the health and safety of its employees a top priority.
Walking into the new office space immediately sets a positive tone to the overall workspace experience, as guests are greeted by community managers. A tour of the office reveals wooden and industrial design elements that complement the bank’s recently renovated branches.
In addition, the space features many customized finishes, including 14 different ceiling types, modern light fixtures, reservable sit/stand workstations and unique amenities such as a wellness room, lounges with fireplaces and a café that serves as a unique space for teams to connect.
“It was important to me that the design elements represent the brand, create a collaborative workspace, and are safe and welcoming for our team members,” said James Nesci, president and chief executive officer at Blue Foundry Bank. “Creating this experiential and comfortable office area is key to fostering motivation among our employees so they can craft unique and personalized solutions for our customers.”
Blue Foundry Bank’s offices were designed with the current cultural context top-of-mind, supported by the implementation of new technology to keep team members working remotely connected to internal systems.
The physical space reflects the same need for fluidity with its technology-enabled environment, which affords team members the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule. The design provides flexibility so that no matter how an employee chooses to work, collaborate or gather there is space in which to do so.