The Lively

Jersey City, NJ

This mixed-use 18-story tower in the heart of Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District features a residential mass above a retail and public arts podium. The black box theatre and residential portions of the building are demarcated by complementary entry portals clad in chamfered bronze panels. Double and triple-height lobbies of the respective spaces open up to the street through curtain glass walls, while the interlocking volumes of interior spaces introduce a sectional complexity. These are mirrored on the façade, where offset windows are organized into striated patterns framed by soft-white brick. Extruded bronze trim on a select number of windows punctuate this pattern further. The top floor has mezzanine apartments with their own double-height living spaces, and a roof deck contains numerous amenities.