The Cafaro Company Corporate Offices

Re-envisioning the marketplace of tomorrow, the Cafaro Company Corporate Offices were developed to provide a mix of retail, entertainment, and foodservice with commercial office space in a mall setting.  The three-story office building of nearly 50,000 SF, was designed to create not only new offices for the national retail developer, but to also develop a grand entry that provides access to existing retail areas and a redeveloped conference facility.


The Cafaro Company Corporate Offices


The project included not only the need for new office space, but also a new entry to a mixed-use space that was to be accessible to the adjacent mall complex.  The intent was to also develop a new conferencing area that would be a connector between the offices, mall, and adjacent hotel. This intersection of uses required Phillips|Sekanick Architects to carefully review the access and occupancies of each to create a space that provided an open and inviting entry while maintaining the security needed for the private offices.


Using a multi-story entryway, the new space provides access to the existing mall concourse and the new conferencing space.  Through an adjacent corridor carved into the back side of the existing tenant spaces, access was provided to the existing hotel.  In order to provide the security needed for the commercial office space, a new secure entrance was developed on the main level with bridges connecting the two halves of each of the upper two floors.  The selected exterior finishes set a new direction for exterior expression at the formerly all white brick mall façades.