Paterson, NJ

Project Highlights / Scope of Work

• Project was built in a registered historic district: design and materials were subject to approval by

   Paterson Historic Commission

• Demolished existing two-story building

• Constructed new three-story, four floor facility for non-profit group

• Designed new playground area

• Installed all interior systems including plumbing, HVAC, electric, lighting and fire suppression

• Installed full kitchen with commercial-grade appliances

• Performed exterior site work including paving, granite curbs, decorative sidewalks, drainage

   and parking



• Lack of space characteristic of working in an urban environment

• Frequent changes made by Owner during construction

• Restrictions / regulations of historic district


Project Description
Oasis-A Haven for Women and Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and children.  Having outgrown the church basement they occupied, this new $4 million 23,000 SF structure was built to house their expanding programs and services. 

The property, in a historic district of Paterson, NJ contained an old two-story warehouse in disrepair.  After demolishing the warehouse, a new three-story, four floor building was constructed using concrete block walls and pre-cast concrete plank floors and deck.  All interior systems including heat, air conditioning, plumbing, power, light and sprinklers were installed.  Flooring is a combination of carpeting, ceramic and vinyl tile.  The plumbing includes water saving fixtures.  The building contains six classrooms, two childcare centers, ten offices, a multi-purpose room, a full commercial-grade kitchen, dining room with seating for 140 people, bathrooms on each floor and storage areas in the full basement.  An elevator and dumbwaiter were also installed.  

The exterior of the building has a decorative brick and pre-cast concrete facade in front with a stucco finish on the side and back walls.  Pavers, asphalt driveways and aprons were constructed along with drainage and a new parking area.  Ornamental fencing, granite curbs and specially scored sidewalks mimicking flagstone were added as required by the Historic Commission. 

Oasis now has a modern, welcoming facility in which to carry on their mission, and a new, permanent place to call home.