Rutgers Expands Footprint in Camden
New School of Nursing and Science extends educational opportunities in southern New Jersey
Hunter Roberts has commenced work on a new four-story School of Nursing and Science building at Rutgers University’s Camden Campus. The project is being constructed on a vacant parking lot in the center of Camden and is adjacent to the New Jersey Transit Rail Line and the Walter Rand Transportation Center, which will provide students with easy access to public transportation. Included in the scope of work is the relocation of the New Jersey Transit electrical signaling lines in order to excavate for the project.
The structural steel-framed building is being constructed in the shape of a triangle, which matches the shape of the existing parking lot. The 101,000-SF building will serve as the primary teaching facility for students and faculty in the areas of biology, chemistry, computational and integrative biology, nursing, and physics at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.
The new facility will have state-of-the-art teaching spaces consistent with the most current trends in higher education, including clinical skills laboratories that simulate a variety of healthcare environments, computer labs, lecture areas, classrooms, offices, a large auditorium, student gathering spaces, and study areas, while creating a corridor connecting the Rutgers–Camden campus with the Cooper Medical School and other nearby entities. Concrete panels with curtain wall and metal panels will make up the façade of the building.
The new School of Nursing and Science Building is part of the expansion of the Camden Campus from its current location to the south side of City Hall. Students are scheduled to begin utilizing the building and all it offers in the spring 2017 semester. This project and the expansion of Rutgers’ existing Camden Campus will beckon the rebirth of this area of Camden.
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