Rutgers University School of Nursing and Science Building

HealthcareHigher Education


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


  • Nelson Architects & Perkins Eastman


  • Camden, NJ

This new School of Nursing and Science Building is located in the center of Camden and faces the new plaza in front of City Hall at the corner of Fifth and Federal Streets. It includes state-of-the-art teaching spaces consistent with the most current pedagogical trends in higher education, ranging from case-study-style lecture halls to SCALE-UP “Discovery Labs.” Shared Nursing and Science student areas consist of an undergraduate lounge, a commons with food service, graduate student lounge, and numerous group study rooms and collaboration spaces. Specialized School of Nursing instructional spaces include a range of clinical skills labs that simulate a variety of health care environments. The specialized simulation spaces for advanced teaching include patient simulation labs and a standardized patient health assessment suite that are equipped with advanced audio visual technology designed to record student performance for both testing and debriefing with faculty and peers. A LEED Silver Certification is planned for this project.