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15 Washington Street

Client
Rutgers University
Location
Newark, NJ
Size
244,000 SF
Completion
2015
Beds
344
Tags
Higher Education Historic Residential Life Interiors

Newman performed a comprehensive Building Conditions Assessment and Feasibility Study to renew the historic 15 Washington Street building to adaptively reuse this building for a mix of student housing, academic, public and social uses. During the study, Newman examined multiple alternative space distribution options and various options for the first floor social, academic and public spaces.

The project transforms this formerly dilapidated building into a beacon for the Rutgers-Newark community. It houses 344 undergraduate and graduate students in apartment-style residences, and include much needed campus-wide amenities such as a large-volume lecture hall, additional classroom space, a cafe and bookstore, and a landscaped rooftop terrace for resident use and University social events.