HEADQUARTERS MASTER PLAN
Munich Re’s American headquarters, located in Princeton, NJ, comprises four buildings on a suburban campus. Granum was retained to provide strategic planning and workplace consulting for two of the buildings totaling 265 KSF and housing 1,000 employees.
The process began with development of a high level program that identified Munich Re’s goals for the workplace, relevant HR policies, technical capabilities, and staff projections for a five-year horizon. This information was used to develop three different occupancy strategies for the organization. They included a fully open scenario as well as two options for various size offices and workstations.
Integral to this work was a revisioning of campus support and amenity spaces. The cafeteria was re-visioned as a social hub to support informal meetings throughout the day, and a “tech bar” was added to the public area to allow staff quick access to IT support.