Rutgers University School of Nursing and Science Building

Camden, NJ
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This project featured the construction of a new, state-of-the-art School of Nursing and Science Building for Rutgers University. Located in the center of Camden, NJ, the facility faces the plaza in front of City Hall at the corner of Fifth and Federal Streets. As the new facility is located adjacent to the New Jersey Transit Rail Line and the Walter Rand Transportation Center, the initial work included relocation of the New Jersey Transit electrical signaling lines in order to excavate for the project.

The facility 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. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was utilized on the project for trade coordination and punch list. LEED Silver Certified.

Rutgers University
Owner's Representative
Nelson Architects
Perkins Eastman
101,000 SF
Completion Date
August 2017
LEED Silver
2018 Best of Healthcare Education: South Jersey Biz Magazine
2018 Willard G. Rouse lll Award for Excellence: Urban Land Institute
2018 Best Project, Award of Merit: ENR, New York
Photo / Rendering Credit
AC Photo