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L’Oreal NJ Headquarters

A brand new building for a new corporate headquarters

The design for L’Oreal’s New Jersey headquarters consists of open and closed plan office spaces, conference rooms, break-out activity hubs, a Data Center, coffee bar areas, document services areas, standard back-office functions, and a company store. There is also a Tier I, 1,000 sq. ft. data center, which includes dedicated supplemental cooling, UPS system and pre-action sprinkler system. In addition to the MEP/FP design for these office and support spaces, WB’s scope of work included the design of satellite IT closets on all floors. Each of the IT closets has dedicated supplemental cooling.

WB was brought into the project early to support early planning and value engineering, as well as several budgetary exercises. In addition, WB has worked closely with the core and shell MEP firm to avoid redundancy and maximize efficiencies and costs.

WB also coordinated all of L’Oreal’s in-house technology and security requirements with Connell, the building owner, in order to issue one complete set of system drawings.

Project Type
Berkeley Heights, NY
Square Footage
LEED Certification Level

Project Services

Electrical (Interiors)

Prepared electrical lighting drawings for fixture circuiting, specification and switching. Prepared power drawings with circuiting, panels, transformers, exit signs and emergency lighting.

Fire Alarm (Interiors)

Prepared drawings showing selections and locations for ADA compliant audible and visual fire alarm devices.

Fire Protection (Interiors)

Prepared drawings showing distribution piping and locations of sprinkler heads, preaction and/or FM 200 systems.

Fundamental Commissioning

Working as the owner’s advocate to fulfill the Fundamental Commissioning Pre-Requisite for LEED Certification, ensured that the MEP systems were installed and operate as described in the contract documents.


Designed MEP systems in compliance with the LEED certification requirements. Performed calculations and provided submittals, drawings and narratives for all MEP pre-requisites and credits, as required by the USGBC.

Mechanical (Interiors)

Designed HVAC systems including transfer fans, environmental requirements, controls and management systems.

Plumbing (Interiors)

Designed plumbing fixture locations and rough-in requirements.

Technology Consulting

Designed a technology infrastructure, and coordinated performance and layout requirements with business and related technology plans. Addressed equipment spatial requirements, pathways, bandwidth, cabling systems, performance, systems administration, equipment refresh impacts, and ROI analysis on specified infrastructures.