William Paterson University’s University Hall Awarded a Silver Citation!
NK is proud to announce that William Paterson University, University Hall, in Wayne New Jersey, has been awarded a Silver Citation for interior excellence in the 2016 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase. The latest addition to William Paterson sits in the heart of the campus and sets the tone for all future master plan development which focuses on the renewal of an ageing academic core.
“Great Connection between common space along spine and outdoor terrace, as well as between floors,” Interior Showcase Panel Jury 2016.
University Hall embodies NK’s commitment to sustainable architecture and enriching design for Higher Education. At over 80,000 square feet, University Hall is the new home for the departments of Nursing, Public Health and Communication Disorders. A combination of general academic classrooms, nursing simulation labs and academic offices are anchored by a café, unscheduled collaborative spaces, a three-story common social spine and a green roof and terrace which provide an inspiring addition to one of New Jersey’s top providers of Health and Sciences Education.
“These programmatic elements give the building a rich cross-section of users and spaces that result in an interactive social hub that is widely used by the University community throughout the day,” says NK team member Andrew Lewis.
In addition to an interactive and collaborative social atmosphere, numerous sustainable design strategies such as ample day lighting and a focus on energy, resource and material efficiency will help achieve the University’s goal of a LEED™ Gold certified building. The green roof and outdoor terrace have advanced the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability and engaging learning environments.
Dr. Kathleen Waldron, President of William Paterson University, describes the building as “a significant step in the revitalization of our main instructional facilities as we provide faculty and students with state-of-the-art teaching, clinical, and research space.”