Mancini Duffy announces 7-year lease extension at Millburn regional office, sets eyes on North Jersey expansion

National architecture and design firm Mancini Duffy signed a seven-year lease extension for the firm’s Millburn office at 374 Millburn Ave. Brokered by JLL, the deal signifies Mancini’s continued commitment to delivering innovative design solutions in the northern New Jersey area.

Located in Millburn’s business district at historic Schoolhouse Plaza, Mancini’s regional office caters to the firm’s core and growing sectors, including corporate, aviation, multifamily, hospitality, health care and life sciences. Since opening in 2017, the office has worked with clients like Mars Wrigley, Sax LLP and Energy Capital Partners to create a buzz in the New Jersey market.

“We’ve seen an opportunity to engage in cutting-edge projects in northern New Jersey,” John Anthal, principal and Aviation Practice director, said. “Our Millburn office has its own unique culture and local presence while maintaining the creativity and ingenuity Mancini is synonymous with. Building such an energetic and collaborative team over the past several years has been extremely exciting, and that enthusiasm is reflected in our relationships with our clients.”

Anthal leads the Millburn office after being with Mancini for about a decade, working with clients in New Jersey such as Bell Works and multiple airline clients at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Mancini will fully renovate its current space to account for growing staff numbers and add the firm’s signature design lab, where it will conduct design sessions in a virtual space using Mancini’s patent-pending software, the Toolbelt. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Mancini has expanded upon the Toolbelt’s capabilities, allowing multiple users from any location to explore and manipulate 3D models in real-time with immediate output. In addition, Millburn’s Design Lab will provide an immersive hub for clients to use the technology in a local, in-person and collaborative environment.

“There is really exciting growth happening at Mancini right now, not just in terms of geographic expansion,” said Christian Giordano, co-owner and president of Mancini, who will celebrate his 10th year as the firm’s president this upcoming fall.

Since taking ownership, Giordano, William Mandara Jr., the CEO, and their partners have invested in an extensive research & development program that focuses on taking a proactive approach, inventing new technologies that are revolutionizing the design process.

“We know the challenges clients face in the New Jersey market. Not only does our approach have a track record of changing how clients engage throughout the design process, but the depth of our local knowledge has been vital to our success in the project’s outcome,” Giordano added.

Last year, the firm established an office in Red Bank, and this year it said it is looking to continue its growth in its northern New Jersey location.

“We are heavily rooted in New Jersey, and, as we all know, the various regions of this state take pride in their differences,” Mandara stated.

Mancini has worked with numerous companies in New Jersey, including Rutgers University, the Fidelco Group, Valley National Bank, TTT Hospitality, the Connell Co., Madison Field House, KPMG and Guardian Life Insurance.