New Building Highlights
Rutgers Business School's Impressive new building on the Livingston Campus
With a state-of-the-art home in revitalized downtown Newark and a new six-story, $85 million building on the Livingston Campus in New Brunswick, Rutgers Business School offers the most cutting-edge technology needed for business education.
The Livingston Campus building, which opened with the start of the 2013 fall semester, contains nearly $4 million worth of technology. The majority of the technology is wired into more than two dozen teaching rooms, including a 440-seat, theater-styled auditorium. The seating in the classrooms and lecture halls can, collectively, accommodate more than 2,000 students.
Within its 143,000 square feet, the building also contains three student technology centers, student lounges and 21 break-out meeting rooms. There are also 91 WiFi access points ensuring that students and faculty are able to connect to the Internet from a variety of locations.
The business school building, with its glass exterior and five-foot-high columns, adds a dramatic gateway to the Livingston Campus. It also represents one of the latest examples of Rutgers University’s commitment to renewable energy.
Two solar fields on campus will supply the building with electricity and a nearby geothermal field will provide its heating and cooling. Those features qualified the building for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Sustainable Design Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
In an interview about his work on the building, Architect Enrique Norten said the main idea was to create a “state- of-the-art facility.”
“It would be a very comfortable building, a very efficient building,” he said, “but it would also represent the personality of a cutting-edge, forward-looking institution.”
The 1 Washington Park building in Newark, which opened in 2009, also ranks as one of the largest capital investments in Rutgers history. A total of $83 million was committed for the purchase, complete renovation, and expansion of the facility. PSE&G, Prudential and PNC Bank were vital partners in the development of the building.
1 Washington Park, Newark