As part of a long-range program to make the campus more functional and attractive, New Jersey City University (NJCU) has commissioned a new Arts & Science Building. The tower will replace a razed 1954 structure and connect to the existing Media Arts Center at the first-floor level. The six-story tower will be a focal point of the 14-acre main campus, adding COST PER SQ FT$229.62FEATURED IN2003 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress classrooms, laboratories, studios and administrative spaces.
A two-story exterior colonnade along the south elevation responds to the major circulation path connecting Hepburn Hall, the historic heart and symbol of NJCU to the east, and the student union to the west. The building’s southeast corner is articulated as a pyramid-topped tower faced in light gray-green glazed tile atop a two-story column of the same material. The building’s color ranges from terra cotta to ochre to cobalt blue, and its materials include precast concrete panels, architectural cast stone, glazed tiles and glazed block.