Rutgers Business School Recognized by AIA
PISCATAWAY, NJ — The New Jersey Chapter American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) has recognized the Rutgers Business School with an AIA NJ Honor Award for Architecture. TEN Arquitectos, the firm that designed the school, will receive the honor at the AIA-NJ January awards ceremony.
This award comes on the heels of a New Jersey Association of Energy Engineers (NJAEE) award that recognized Rutgers University and Concord Engineering for the geothermal system that heats and cools the new business school. In addition, the school, located on the Livingston campus, was featured in the June issue of Architect magazine, in which it was given high marks for both style and function.
“This building is the gateway of the Piscataway Campus,” says Antonio Calcado, vice president of University Facilities & Capital Planning. “It clearly reflects the trend in business schools to provide collaborative space, both inside and outside of the classroom. We were very confident in TEN Arquitectos’ vision for this building. The resultant property is a building that competes in both functionality and design with other top business schools, and provides an excellent venue for academic enrichment.”
With its series of open lounges, labs and conference rooms enclosed by fogged glass, the school clearly captures the essence of today’s modern business schools.
TEN Arquitectos, with offices in New York City and Condesa, Mexico, is known for its gleaming white modernist buildings. The Rutgers Business School, rising 60 feet above Rockafeller Road, was designed to provide a physical gateway to the campus. Its interior space is equally striking with its bold main staircase and modern lounge space. The building is arranged in three bands: classroom, office, and public. These are connected vertically by an atrium, and horizontally by a variety of communal spaces, differing in shape, size, and purpose, but allowing for planned and spontaneous interaction throughout. Ten Arquitectos was one of over 90 projects submitted for this category.
About Rutgers University
Rutgers University is comprised of four campuses for a total of 27 million square feet and 1,009 buildings throughout the state. The University Facilities & Capital Planning organization is the agency responsible for construction, renovation, maintenance and repair of all buildings and grounds found within the campus perimeters and outlying areas.