About five years ago in 2012 GlassCrafters was participating in an Architectural glass project – conversion from church to business offices. The former Christian Science Church has been renovated for office use and now called Hillside Square. Located in downtown Montclair NJ the Hillside Square known as a most prestigious “green” office complex. 23,000-square-foot structure was renovated and transferred into a dozen elegant office suites while preserve the original architectural and design elements of the 1926 church, such as original marble column, wrought iron pendant lamp, and 20-foot walnut arch that can be seen at the end of the hall.
The facility demonstrates some of the latest innovations in eco-friendly technology. The building is Silver LEED certified from the U.S. Green Building Council and about 40 percent more energy efficient than traditionally constructed buildings.
- Developers: Bob Silver and Jay Schweppe, Bravitas Group Inc.
- Local general contractor: Jack Finn & Company
- Sub-contractor Architectural glass: GlassCrafters Inc.
- Architect: Paul Sionas, Sionas Architectur, PC
- Interior Architect, Interior Designer: Rachael H. Grochowski of RHG A+D
Meeting room, for use by all tenants, with an original wrought iron pendant lamp, retrofitted with LED light bulbs and is a table fabricated from old beams. Another architectural detail still remains in the new offices 20-foot walnut arch at the end of the hall.
Project conversion: from the First Church of Christ, Scientist to the Hillside Square complex
Sionas Architecture firm is not only designed the complex conversion, but also became a tenant. 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 208 | Montclair, NJ 07042 | sionasarchitecture.com
Video at NBC News: Open House NYC presents Hillside Square
NBC News: Add a Touch of Green To Your Office. Published April 2015
References and Publications:
Hillside Square on Open House
Montclair church is a convert: Celebrating the completion of Hillside Square
Article at NJBIZ: COOLEST OFFICES: Sionas Architecture
Video at NBC News: Add a Touch of Green To Your Office. Published April 2015
Article at Northjersey Oct 2012: Montclair church is a convert: Celebrating the completion of Hillside Square
Divine Inspiration: Our New Offices http://www.joezeffdesign.com/jzdblog/divine-inspiration-our-new-offices