36 Jones Street – Studio ST Architects. – 36 Jones Street is a ground-up mixed-use building located in Jersey City, New Jersey Commercial Space. The 2,045-square-meter structure includes an 84-square-meter street-facing commercial space and 10 apartments across five floors.
36 Jones Street – Studio ST Architects. – The building strives to create not only individual homes but also a sense of community for families and young professionals. It breathes new life into the burgeoning New Jersey neighborhood. The boutique-sized multifamily housing building is unusual for Jersey City, which has recently become known for its high-rise building developments with smaller living units. 36 Jones Street targets the swathe of families and young professionals looking for New York-style buildings just across the Hudson River. Its walkability and proximity to public transit facilitate access to professionals working in New York City.
36 Jones Street – Studio ST Architects. – The building’s developer believes people are social creatures who need to connect with each other. 36 Jones Street celebrates the balance between private space in one’s apartment and communal connection in the building’s public areas. The roof deck, gym, and shared bookshelf in the lobby all offer moments of connection between residents.
The building was designed to exceed energy standards and create many opportunities for indoor/outdoor living. One-third of the building’s roof was dedicated to a green roof, reducing the heating and cooling consumption. The building offers bike storage to further encourage sustainable living. The façades exceed the required energy codes and triple-glazed windows lower energy costs while also reducing the transmission of street noise, creating a calm environment.
Nestled in a quiet street, the building’s multi-tone exterior–clad with metallic, gray, stacked bond-pattern bricks and wood-paneled balconies–provides a crisp, modern look that balances warmth with durability, while maintaining continuity with the vibrant surroundings. The façade is enriched by planters on each balcony and visible greenery from the communal green roof. The structure makes full use of the building site, which formerly contained an outdated single-family home.
The angled dark brick façade steps back from the sidewalk and property line to maintain a regular footprint, providing a tucked-away entry and a transition from the street into the building. This angled gesture widens the sidewalk in front of the building’s commercial space, whereas the entry and outdoor balconies above, demarcated by cherry wood siding, maintain continuity with the angle of the adjacent buildings and street. The design for this modern and sophisticated building addresses families’ and professionals’ needs for larger interiors, access to outdoor living spaces, and affordability.
Company Name: Studio ST Architects
Company Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company Address: 330 West 38th Street #1209, New York, NY 10018, United States of America
Company Website: https://studio-st.com/
Category: Residential – Housing
Project Name: 36 Jones Street
Site Area: 465 square meters (5,008 square feet)
Building Area: 2,045 square meters (22,000 square feet)
Year of completion: 2022
City: Jersey City
State: New Jersey
Photographer/s: Bilyana Dimitrova (email: email@example.com, Instagram: @bilyanadimitrovaphoto)
Longboard Architectural Products: exterior 6″ metal siding – light cherry
Endicott Brick: thin brick – Manganese Ironspot (Velour finish)
Stone Source: Petite Granite (honed finish)
Ikon Windows: storefront and windows
Hydropack: green roof
Archatrak: roof pavers
Polywood: outdoor furniture
All Modern: exterior lighting
All the team:
Design architect: Studio ST Architects (Esther Sperber, Ann Goldhirsch, Aaron Foley)
Architect of record: Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier
Owner’s representative: Winston Consultants, Inc.
Structural Engineers: Firmitas Engineering & Structural Design
MEP engineers: Concord Consulting
Civil engineering: Dresdner Robin
General contractor: Atlantic Artisan Construction – New Jersey Commercial Space