In 2004 Jordan Rogove led the team at Morris Adjmi Architects that was selected over competition finalists Kohn Pederson Fox and Hillier Group to design a new, Newark-based home for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.
In the three years that followed, close collaboration with the City of Newark, Devils Renaissance Development, and Executive Architect HOK Sport+Venue led to the successful and expeditious construction of the 18,000 seat arena, opening on time for the start of the 2007 NHL season.
Known to locals as the Brick City, Newark has a rich tradition of masonry buildings that the Prudential Center adds to with it’s red and iron-spot black bricks. The bricks, actually half-bricks that were cast in pre-cast panels, were assembled off-site and installed rapidly, greatly reducing construction time. Large glass towers demark the corner entries to the arena. A large glass curtain wall in the center of the east elevation provides views of the New York City skyline from the main concourse, and the frame for a 4,800 SF Daktronics screen that will broadcast matches to a public plaza to be constructed as part of the Newark Master Plan.