The Rowan Hall renovation accommodates the university’s expanding engineering programs, research labs, teaching space and storage needs.
Initially, HERA worked with the university to develop a recommended space program and strategy for the allocation of 47,000 NSF for chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and STEM departments, general-purpose classrooms, materials testing core lab and shared space. Subsequently, HERA provided design development for 2½ additional floors, including finding efficiencies in lab space. Specialty spaces include research labs for advanced materials discovery & applications, geotechnical engineering, environmental research, materials resources (includes a 3D printer), thermal-fluids/combustion and a manufacturing & automation.
The project was completed over two phases to capitalize on the scheduled closure of portions of Rowan Hall created by the new College of Engineering addition currently under construction. The first phase was limited to the first floor south wing of the building and includes the STEM lab, project and manual machine teaching lab, manufacturing and automation research lab, requested upgrades to the chemical storage rooms and infilling the high bay lab floor. Phase Two was completed after the new College of Engineering building was complete.
“HERA’s expertise was critical for our project. One of the biggest project accomplishments was to satisfy our chemical engineering faculty, who came in with specific ideas about what the project should look like. We were pleased with the listening that brought forth a design that looked different from the faculty’s original ideas but in the end better met their needs and also (importantly) met the budget allowing us to get the maximum amount of renovations done.”
Dean, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
Glassboro, New Jersey
Programming, planning and design, equipment planning
Clark Caton Hintz