Peter Rodino Federal Building

The Peter Rodino Federal Building is a 16-story office building in downtown Newark, New Jersey that houses wide variety of federal agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office, and a General Services Administration field office.

As part of the 2009 Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Dattner Architects was awarded the commission for developing design documents for a complete exterior and interior renovation of the facility. The exterior renovation consists of a suspended overclad system that will provide blast protection to the building’s occupants, increase energy efficiency, protect the existing precast concrete cladding from further deterioration, and provide a more welcoming exterior appearance. The interior renovation consists of asbestos abatement and gut renovation of nine floors, as well as building-wide mechanical upgrades.

Responsibilities included documentation of existing conditions, day-to-day design of the interior renovations in coordination with the Project Manager and Design Principal, and supervision of project team members in the production of construction documents according to GSA standards.


  • GSA Design Award, 2010

Completed while employed at Dattner Architects, 2007 – 2010
Design Principal: Richard Dattner
Project Manager: Joel Brown
Renderings: Doyong Um / Dattner Architects