Greater Newark Conservancy Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center

Location
Newark, NJ
Owner

Greater Newark Conservancy

Architect

Sage+Coombe Architects

Contractor

Hanini Construction

Sustainability

LEED Certified Silver

Services/Project Type
Structural Engineering
Buildings
The project consists of the renovation of an existing synagogue as well as the addition of an adjacent office building. This 15,800-square-foot building will be transformed into a large lecture hall/community space, environmental classrooms, a demonstration kitchen/laboratory, environmental exhibit galleries and meeting rooms. The addition is two stories above grade framed in steel and one story partially below grade framed in concrete walls. All of this is supported on concrete foundations. The project calls for below grade egress requiring the implementation of concrete retaining walls. Openings in the existing exterior synagogue wall are also created by utilizing steel lintels.
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