New Building Highlights
Rutgers Business School’s $83 million facility, One Washington Park at Rutgers University–Newark, opened in 2009 in Newark’s Downtown Arts District near the Prudential Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and Newark Bears Baseball Stadium. One Washington Park is 9 miles to Manhattan.
100 Rockafeller, Rutgers Business School’s new $85 million building at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, ranks among the 50 most beautiful business schools in the world according to the online publication Top Management Degrees. 100 Rockafeller is 35 miles to Manhattan.
Rutgers University has invested in bringing the best classroom experience to the business school facilities on both campuses. 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.
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 it was a very comfortable, efficient building. Norten also said the building "represents the personality of a cutting-edge, forward-looking institution.” [Read full Q&A with building Architect Enrique Norten]
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.