440 Elizabeth Ave

Newark, NJ
Building Significance

Mancini worked as architect of record with Ishay Group to design a renovation of the abandoned building at 440 Elizabeth Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. This building is in a district that, prior to the riots of 1967, was an affluent neighborhood. Across the street is a hidden gem of a public park—one of the last designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Ishay Group felt that the building still had “good bones” and had potential to serve as a good location for families, and thus wanted us to determine the most thoughtful architectural interventions available to revitalize it, and by extension, the neighborhood.

440 Elizabeth Ave Upgrades

The 25‑story building has 216 rental units will be completely upgraded—including new finishes, fixtures, lighting, mechanical, and electrical systems.

The ground floor and cellar will see a full renovation and upgrade which will include a new lobby, fitness center, event space, lounge, laundry, child play areas, and a yoga room.
The site will also see significant upgrades, including new landscaping, paving, entry canopy, community garden, and outdoor barbecue area.