Owner

Kean University

Location

New Jersey

Total Area

100,000 sf / 5 Stories

Scope

Architecture and Interior Design Services

Coordination of consultants for Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electric, & Fire Protection Engineering, Site Remediation, IT/Technology & Security

Kean University Academic Building Computer Concept Drawing
Kean University Academic Building Computer Concept Drawing
Kean University Academic Building Computer Concept Drawing
Kean University Academic Building Computer Concept Drawing

Kean University Academic Building

Program

Within the context of existing campus materials of brick and glass curtain walls, we have created an elegant building that brings the highest degree of aesthetic quality to the University Campus.

Challenges

The integration of the building's program into the volumetric of this conceptual design provides significant opportunity to engage the student, faculty, and public.

The public functions of the book store & cafe and banking services at the first level provides for significant pedestrian interaction with the site and the building.

With landscaping enhancements, the vehicular nature of this site can be reduced and balanced with the need for pedestrian accommodation.

The upper levels of academic space offer the opportunity for visual stability and comfort for the building envelope. Design of the outdoor terraces on the second and roof levels allows the interaction of all students and faculty. The roof garden is positioned in a manner that will permit a bird's eye view of the existing campus.

Design of the outdoor terraces on the second and roof levels allows the interaction of all students and faculty. The roof garden is positioned in a manner that will permit a bird's eye view of the existing campus.