Engineering Hall

Rowan University
Published 3-21-2018
  • Roof Terrace

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig

  • Corridor Collaboration Space

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig

  • Undergrad Design Lab

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig

  • Automotive Laboratory

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig

  • Experiments Plaza

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig

  • Student Commons

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig

  • Enclosed Group Study Room

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig

  • Bridge, Outside Dean's Office

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig

  • Electrical & Computer Eng.

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  • First Floor Plan

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Envisioned to create a new engineering complex with existing Rowan Hall, the new Engineering Hall is home to teaching and research laboratories for biomedical, civil and environmental, and electrical and computer engineering. The building includes laboratory support spaces, shops, classrooms, faculty offices, collaboration spaces, group study rooms, and student commons. The two facilities are connected by a bridge crossing a campus roadway.

Electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering research labs are flexible and reconfigurable to support any type of team-based work.  Instructional project labs with movable tables, perimeter monitors, and overhead electrical services permit computer-based research as well as the reverse-engineering, fabrication, and testing of devices. 

The Center for Sustainability makes the building part of the educational experience, allowing students, for example, to study the effect on the room’s HVAC system when different types of control systems are tested. Students and faculty freely collaborate in corridor interaction areas, glass-enclosed collaboration rooms, and in the Commons.

Engineering Hall enhances the presence of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and begins the process of redefining Rowan University’s western edge. The new landscape provides a heightened sense of campus community and creates enriching collaboration spaces for the Engineering disciplines, including a roof terrace accessible from the Dean’s office suite in the bridge and from a large classroom in the main building. The experiments plaza outside two automotive labs provides students with an outdoor venue to test their projects—a proving ground of sorts right outside the labs.

Through its use of compatible exterior materials and window patterns, along with a careful manipulation of massing and scale, Engineering Hall creates a unified engineering complex with Rowan Hall. The two facilities are strongly connected at the ground level through the new landscape and at the third floor by the new bridge—which not only houses the Dean’s office suite and student interaction spaces, but makes an iconic, new gateway entrance to the university.  Visible south-facing photovoltaic panels are positioned on the bridge roof, and supplement the building with 22,174 kWh/year of electricity.

Exterior materials include calcium silicate panels, aluminum and glass curtainwall, clear/fritted glazing, and metal panels. Interior materials include aluminum and glass partitions, calcium silicate panels, colored concrete masonry units, porcelain wall/floor tile, terrazzo, perforated metal/aluminum baffle ceilings, and bamboo casework.

Project Data
Project Type: 
New Construction
Completion Date: 
June, 2017
Location: 
Glassboro, NJ
Delivery Method: 
General Contractor (GC)
Project GSF: 
90,500
Project NSF: 
49,755
Project Cost: 
$57,000,000USD
Construction Cost: 
$45,000,000USD
Building Descriptors: 
Biomedical
Computers
Education: Administration
Engineering
Higher Education
Laboratory
Laboratory: Biomedical Research
Laboratory: Research
Laboratory: Teaching
Office
Office: Administrative
Research
Research: Biomedical
Organizations
Ellenzweig
Design Architect and Laboratory Planner
Clarke Caton Hintz
Architect of Record
Stantec
Owner Project Manager
TN Ward Company
General Contractor
Clarke Caton Hintz
Landscape Architect
Vanderweil Engineers
MEP/FP Engineer
Harrison Hamnett
Structural Engineer
Pennoni Associates
Site/Civil/Geotechnical/Environmental Engineer
Architectural Lighting Design
Lighting Designer
Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates
Acoustical Engineer
Metropolitan Technologies
IT/AV/Security Consultant
Johnson Controls Inc.
Building Controls
Otis Elevator Company
Elevators
Allegion
Access Control Systems
Schlage
Access Control Systems
Haakon Industries
Air Handlers
Fume Hood Controls
LABRepCo
Lab Equipment Supplier
Mott Manufacturing
Lab Casework/Fume Hoods
nLight
Lighting Controls
SunPower
Solar Panels
KI
Furniture