One notable project this year is the first public golf course in Hudson County – The Skyway at Lincoln Park West. The Skyway project is a great example of PS&S’s “one-stop shop” approach. We first started working on the Skyway project in 2007. Back then, the land was overgrown and dormant, a mere remnant of a former landfill. PS&S was hired by the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) as the overall project manager to turn this forgotten, contaminated land into a 9-hole public golf course. PS&S’s services included the environmental engineering and regulatory permitting, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering and landscape architecture for the course. Also, structural engineering, MEP engineering and architectural services were provided for the course support structures (clubhouse, cart storage and maintenance buildings, etc.). The course opened in June with stunning, panoramic views of the adjacent historic Pulaski Skyway, the NYC skyline and other urban features adding to the public’s enjoyment of this newly created urban oasis. Clearly, the Skyway Golf Course in Jersey City is one of our biggest successes of the year.
2015 will also be remembered as a year of transition and expansion at PS&S. It was a year that welcomed new clients and new employees, and saw tremendous growth, both at our headquarters in Warren and throughout the region.
PS&S is proud to offer our clients multi-disciplined, full-service architecture, engineering, design and environmental consulting services and have been doing so for more than 50 years. This year, we have continued our steady expansion, elevated our firm’s profile and have had the opportunity to work on some terrific projects that diversify our portfolio.
A constant theme in our newsletters this year has been regional expansion and growth. On Long Island, we moved our office to Lake Success; in Cherry Hill, we doubled our office space and greatly enhanced our architecture and Health Care practice with the addition of Charles Clauser, Harry Wright and Stephen Sgro. In addition, we also grew our Cherry Hill land practice to include expanded services in our environmental, civil and survey offerings. Our Wall office has already seen growth in its existing utility/infrastructure and environmental services; this year we hired Bill Salmon as a Senior Director of Land Development to spearhead the enhanced presence for civil engineering and land development in the Monmouth and Ocean county regions. The goal is to double this office in size over the next five years.
Our business is never stagnant. There are continuous advancements in technology, new developments in building materials and ever-changing codes and regulations, which vary sector by sector. Whether it’s riparian design, energy utilities, master planning or remediation, having our integrated disciplines has been advantageous time and time again.
As we close out another great year, we want to thank our team here at PS&S. We think the collective dedication of our employees and collaborative ability to serve our clients with the utmost efficiency and excellence is unmatched and makes PS&S a unique company with which to do business.
We also want to thank our clients for allowing us the opportunity to work with you on your projects. Our success is measured by the success of our clients; the success of each project is our number one priority.
As we enter into 2016, we are excited to implement our growth-focused business plan: expansion into new locations, expansion of our current offerings, and expansion into new disciplines. All will result in career opportunities for current and prospective employees.
Wishing everyone and their loved ones a very happy and healthy holiday season!