Owner

Council for Higher Education in Newark (CHEN):

  • Rutgers University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Essex County College
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey
  • Location

    Newark, New Jersey

    Total Area

    15,000 sf

    Scope

    Architecture and interior design services from programming through construction

    Consultants to RSA provided civil, landscape, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, acoustic / vibration, and cost estimating services

    Photo Credit

    © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Laboratory Building External View

Laboratory Building

Program

Cornerstone building for University Heights Science Park

First floor:

  • University Heights Science Park administration

Second and third floors:

  • Generic laboratory spaces for research of biomaterials and medical devices

Designed for future two story vertical expansion

Challenges

As the corner building of the $200 million science park, the building serves as both an anchor and a threshold to the campus

The opaque walls emphasize the building's biomaterial lab function, while the glass stair tower opens up the building's corner to three major streets and at night becomes a beacon of light to the campus

Awards

  • Excellence in Architecture Design Award - 1997 American Institute of Architects, Long Island Chapter
  • New Good Neighbor Special Award New Jersey Business & Industry Association