A new tenant is leasing space in an old cigar factory building in Emmaus.
The Architectural Studio Ltd. now occupies the third floor of a building at 22 S. Second St. in Emmaus.
"The new location is all one-floor; it's a renovation of an old cigar factory," said Curt Santee, one of the firm's principals. "We could collaborate a lot easier. The space just lends itself more to our firm."
The firm moved 22 employees from Seventh and Turner streets in Allentown, where it occupied three buildings.
The firm has provided architectural services in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1974. Santee said the firm has a lot of clients in the K-12 and higher education sector. The firm also does work for residential clients, in addition to banks and gas stations.
"We have room for expansion, there is a lot more collaboration spaces, and we almost quadrupled our conference/meeting space," Santee said.
Ryan C. Dietrick of Dietrick Group LLC, South Whitehall Township, represented the landlord, and Kelly L. Berfield of Dietrick Group represented the tenant in leasing about 5,735 square feet of office space.
The company joins first-floor tenant Xperia Solutions LLC, an apparel, footwear and accessories software company.