A design of a school in a city setting.

Project Details

  • Location: Newark, New Jersey
  • Client: New Jersey School Development Authority (NJSDA)
  • Type: Design-Build
  • Size: 110,000 SF

South Street Elementary School

SSP Architects worked with Ernest Bock and Construction on the completion of the new South Street Elementary School in Newark. The 110,000 SF building houses students in grades PK-8. Specialty design elements include a rooftop paver play area with overhead trellis, a gymnasium over the cafeteria impacting acoustics, strict flood hazard area storm water controls, and LEED certification.

Work was executed through the New Jersey School Development Authority (NJSDA) Design Build program, which has resulted in the seamless delivery of the project within an expedited schedule.

A playground design for a school with very colorful play areas.
Inside a classroom with multiple tan desks, various shaped chairs, a book area, and a large screen mounted on the wall.