Essex Residential Group Center
Newark, New Jersey
LWDMR Architects renovated and upgraded an existing 3-story plus basement, 30-bed residential group facility, c.1900, for juvenile offenders. Work performed by LWDMR Architects included newly constructed, rear addition with barrier free access, service entrance with storage, egress stairs and restrooms. Substantial rehabilitation of existing ground floor and basement included new kitchen, dining, classroom and recreation facilities. Upgrades to electrical, plumbing, life safety, air conditioning and fire suppression systems were facilitated. Exterior work performed included masonry repair and restoration, and re-roofing. Site work included new drainage and utilities, 20 -space parking area, and recreational facilities with lighting and landscaping.