Owner

Heavy & General Construction Laborers' Union

Location

Ironbound Section, Newark, New Jersey

Total Area

30,000 sf / $ 4.5 million

Scope

Architecture and interior design services from programming through construction

Consultants to RSA provided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and cost estimating services services

Photo Credit

© Otto Baitz/Esto

H&GL Professional Services Building

Program

Basement: Classrooms for member education programs

First Floor: Medical and dental facilities

Second Floor: Legal offices

Challenges

Developing a design that evokes the ideals of the largest builders' union in New Jersey

Using masonry and exposed steel to celebrate the robust union image as well as the inner-city landscape of the neighborhood

Awards

  • 1989 Gold Award for Design Excellence American Institute of Architects, Long Island