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Crum and Forster
Parsippany, NJInvolved Subsidiaries:
A twenty-five year relationship with this national and international insurance giant has been truly a bedrock association for The Kimmerle Group.
Our relationship began in the early 1980s, with the planning and design of a new 300,000 sf headquarters facility in Bernards Township that received numerous awards. Over the years, it has also led to an expansion of our architectural services to the company in New Jersey and across the nation.
We have always believed that the true test of The Kimmerle Group's effectiveness is demonstrated by the quality and depth of our client relationships. Our continuing key role in the corporate culture of Crum and Forster is a testament to the strength of this relationship.
Through the years, our assignments and project types have varied in both scale and complexity. They include:
- USIG Headquarters, Bernards Township, New Jersey
Kimmerle Group architects designed a 300,000 sf headquarters building, including executive quarters for three profit centers and executive/boardroom accommodations for the holding company.
AIANJ Design Award, Award Winner
American Woodworking Institute, Award Winner
- National Training Center, Parsippany, New Jersey, 1996
The Kimmerle Group designed a 20,000 sf national training center including lounge, breakout and meeting rooms.
Published in Interiors Magazine
- National Complete Re-organization - 1999
This project required the development of sixteen regional offices of up to 55,000 sf each in less than six months, for a total of 255,000 sf of built space, and the implementation of a new corporate purchasing program instituted through Workspace, Inc. with Knoll International.
The Kimmerle Group also planned the redevelopment of USIG's headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, including a national training center and video conference studios.
- Development of more than two dozen regional headquarters sites over a ten-year period
Headquarters sites included the following market locations:
Atlanta, Ga.; Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dallas, Tex.; Denver, Colo.; Hartford, Conn.; Houston, Tex.; Lake Mary, Fla.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Milwaukee, Wis.; New York, N.Y.; Oakbrook, Ill.; Orlando, Fla.; Overland Park, Kans.; Parsippany, N.J.; Philadelphia, P.A.; Pittsburgh, P.A.; Seattle, Wash.; Syracuse, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif.; Woburn, Mass.
The Kimmerle Group also managed the implementation of a new corporate prototype integrating all aspects of the facilities planning program developed over time, including finish standards, technology, office furnishings, furniture procurement and equipment.
These projects were conducted with the integrated resources of The Kimmerle Group, including services from Kimmerle Newman Architects and Workspace, Inc.
- Fairfax Company Affiliates
After the sale and acquisition of Crum and Forster in 2002 to Fairfax Financial Holdings, a Canadian-based insurer, The Kimmerle Group was afforded the opportunity to expand our service base with fellow Fairfax affiliates. These projects have included:
- Odyssey Reinsurance Corporation
This project involved the interior expansion and renovation over two years of a 95,000 sf headquarters site at Stanford Place in Stanford, Conn.
The Kimmerle Group designed the 25,000 sf headquarters of the data services group of Fairfax Holdings. MFXchange is an emerging entity that services the needs of Fairfax Holdings and outsources to client corporations nationally and internationally.
What does it mean to be a true corporate partner?
Time and experience has shown us that aligning our firm's structure and our array of architecture, interior design and space planning services to address the various needs of our clients is always the right strategy. It is vital that we innovate in areas connected to our corporate client's long-term goals and objectives.
Acting on these insights has allowed The Kimmerle Group to grow and expand, while staying focused on the central aim of the organization: we strive to remain relevant to our clients day in and day out, year after year.