RU-N has made great progress in our ambitious endeavor to realize a key element of our strategic plan and effectively revolutionize honors with our Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC). Indeed, we are now on the cusp of the HLLC building becoming a reality.
We identified a developer and architect to create the HLLC building. RBH Group, whose work in Newark with projects such as Teachers Village and AeroFarms is garnering praise both here and well beyond, was selected as the developer and Perkins Eastman, an internationally renowned architecture, design and planning firm, will design the project. Sure to be a new landmark, the Honors Living-Learning Community building will include residences, classrooms/work spaces, street level retail and parking (helping to alleviate the parking shortage), as well as a vibrant, open space that will be a gathering place for RU-N students, faculty, staff, and community members alike, designed by the Manhattan-based ICRAVE studio.
The building will be located on the block bounded by New, Washington, Halsey and Linden Streets, a site that is right across Washington Street from the Center for Law and Justice. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019. The development will respect the historic architecture of the James Street Commons Historic District and aim to balance socialization and privacy for the students and community.
Kofsky, Jared. “Rutgers Transforming Newark Parking Lot into Honors Living-Learning Community.” Jersey Digs. June 12, 2017, https://jerseydigs.com/rutgers-honors-living-learning-community-newark/. Photo credit: Perkins Eastman.