Century-old architecture and design firm Mancini Duffy is opening its second New Jersey office, this one in Red Bank, the company announced Oct. 11.
Mancini, founded 105 years ago with an office in New York City, will formally open the Red Bank location at 200 Monmouth St. downtown, in what’s known as the borough’s “Arts and Antique District.”
With an office already in Millburn, the new Monmouth County location will open at the end of October with a capacity for 12 employees, according to Monday’s announcement.
It will have a number of retail neighbors in the four-story Anderson Building, built as a warehouse in the 1920s and located across the street from the borough train station.
“As there has been migration out of New York City, more company leaders who reside in Monmouth County realize their company can be here, too, to cater to their existing local clients,” Christian Giordano, the firm’s owner, said in the Monday announcement.
That means design for buildings amid the explosion in redevelopment across the state, said principal and shareholder Scott Harrell, ranging from warehouses and distribution centers, to residential and retail mixed-use projects.
The so-called “warehouse sprawl” across the Garden State has met resistance by several lawmakers, who are aiming to enact roadblocks for the surge of such construction in suburbs, rural stretches and environmentally sensitive corners of the state.
Mancini previously did a renovation study for 4 Gateway Center in Newark, according to its website, as well as designs for Bell Works in Holmdel, formerly the site of the famed Bell Labs, and Guardian Life Insurance, a tenant at Bell Works.
It was also involved with the design of accounting firm Sax’s new office at the Latitude in Parsippany; the rebranding of SJP Properties’ 95 Green St. property in Jersey City to the Liberty Innovation Centre; the massive, 756-unit Holland Center mixed-use towers in Jersey City; The Green, an office building based in Florham Park; and accounting giant KPMG’s Short Hills office.