440 Elizabeth Ave
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.