New York, NY – The architecture firm of architects Jodi Kantor and Tom Verrillo has announced plans for a project in New Jersey that will rebuild an entire building for a total of six floors, to be completed by the end of the year.
The New Jersey-based firm is teaming up with the University of Southern California to undertake the work, which is the first of its kind in the country.
The plan calls for the building to be built in the new city, but will also be used as a meeting space, a cafe and a conference room.
The firm will also provide support to the project, including providing a $10,000 donation for the cost of the initial project.
Kantor said in a statement the project is an important first step toward restoring the historic downtown Newark building.
“We hope to create a place where people from all walks of life can come and work and meet and be a part of our city’s revitalization,” she said.
“Our vision for Newark is that Newark will be the next Newark, and that Newarkers will be able to walk, work, live, play and visit.”
This article has been updated with details of the project.