Accounting firm WithumSmith+Brown has completed the move to a newly built out space at 1 Tower Center Boulevard in East Brunswick, bringing more than 150 employees from its former office at 1 Spring Street in New Brunswick. The office at 506 Carnegie Center remains the firm’s headquarters.
To create its new 46,234-square-foot space in East Brunswick, the firm incorporated recycled content and diverted 34,873 pounds of construction waste from landfills. The firm worked with Aztec Total Architecture of Iselin, Interior Construction Partnership of Morristown, and DIRTT Environmental Solutions on the project.
“We are extremely proud of the choices we have made in designing the office space, which is most certainly not like any other ‘typical accounting office,’” said John Mortenson, partner-in-charge of the East Brunswick office. “We looked to create a homelike, modern environment for our professionals to highlight the family culture of the firm while creating a warm, professional and welcoming environment for our clients.”
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Aline Lenaz, on September 28. She was a professional planner who worked for HUD-Philadelphia, NJHMFA, and Princeton University, where she managed the development of Forbes College, Wu Hall, and Prospect House renovations. In her second career, she ran Cloak & Dagger, a bookshop on Nassau Street specializing in mysteries, together with her husband, Gerald.
Linda M. Miller, 61, on October 3. She was a court reporter and owner of Mulligan Miller & Associates in Trenton.
James Stefane, 91, on October 7. He worked for U.S. Steel, the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, and the state Department of Human Services, and in retirement served as Sergeant at Arms for the state assembly.
Eleanor Walter, 82, on October 6. She was an administrative assistant with the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency, retiring in 2011 after 25 years.
John Morris, 91, on September 28. He joined AM radio station WHWH as a sales manager and eventually helped in the launch of WPST and became president of Nassau Broadcast Corporation. In 1993 he founded Morris Broadcasting Company of NJ and acquired gospel station WIMG.
Elizabeth Jane Toto, 93, on October 5. She worked at American Cyanamid until 1958, then opened Gale Dry Cleaners and Bill’s Men Shop with her husband at the corner of Witherspoon and Spring streets in Princeton.