197 and 207 Van Vorst – Structural Engineering High-Rise

Standout Features

McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering design and construction support for two 16-story mixed-use buildings at 197 and 207 Van Vorst Street in Jersey City, NJ. The site features 408 residences and approximately 14,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. This project is built adjacent to St. Peter’s Prep High School and is within walking distance to NJ Transit’s PATH and light rail lines.

The McLaren Difference: Applied Ingenuity

The building, which is supported by steel-pipe-bearing piles, integrates two distinct structure types including innovative light gage steel framing in a nine-story structure atop a five-story concrete podium. McLaren’s team of engineering experts made a difference on this project by using light gage steel to help save on construction time, reduce the overall project material cost and make it environmentally friendly. The firm also designed a streetscape on a pile-supported structure.