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Rowan University

Rowan Hall (College of Engineering) Renovation

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 46,986 net square feet for Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and STEM departments, general-purpose classrooms, materials testing core lab and shared space. In addition to the programming, this step also concluded with a preliminary cost estimate for the proposed renovations.

Subsequently, HERA provided design development for 2½ additional floors, including finding efficiencies in laboratory space for the University. HERA worked with the architect and Rowan to ensure their budget was met for all areas of the project.

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 includes the STEM lab, project and manual machine teaching lab, manufacturing and automation research lab and requested upgrades to the chemical storage rooms, as well as infilling the high bay lab floor. The second phase 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.”

Anthony Lowman
Dean, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Location

Glassboro, New Jersey

Size

76,300 GSF

Services

Programming, planning and design, equipment planning

Architect

Clark Caton Hintz

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