Essex County School of Technology -
Newark Tech Facility Upgrades
Di Cara | Rubino Architects recently provided design services for a three-story, 16,500 square-foot addition at the Essex County Newark Tech Campus. Built on an existing parking lot facing Raymond Boulevard, The addition includes a modern entry lobby on the ground floor, with an expansive media center and cafeteria occupying the second and third floors, respectively. A curved curtain wall window facade, and extended roof line has added a contemporary flair to the existing building. The remainder of the steel framed structure is adorned with brick, cast stone, masonry veneer, and composite metal panels. Site work included sidewalks, curbing, paving, signage, and landscaping, as well as tie-ins to the existing utilities for sewer, stormwater, and a new electrical upgrade to the existing building.
Along with the new addition, interior renovations totaling approximately 165,000 square feet have created significant improvements to existing spaces. The scope of work includes two new physics labs, new nurse suite, new TEAL Center II, and new classrooms. Also included was the renovation of the cafeteria kitchen and serving area, faculty lounge, cabinetry lab, and office spaces to support the TEAL Center. The renovation also involved the refurbishment of an existing wheelchair lift and freight elevator, as well as new ADA-accessible student and staff toilets. A new state of the art HVAC system with automated controls for the entire existing building, new fire alarm system, upgraded electrical distribution and AV/IT systems were also provided.
2023 - January