Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Allison Road Classroom Building

Piscataway, New Jersey

  • FIRM

    KSS Architects LLP


    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • AREA

    53,000 sq.ft.





Rutgers University required a building to support programs in computer services and mathematics for Rutgers students and the outside community. This new 53,000-square-foot building contains 14 classrooms, a library/study area, a 500-seat lecture hall, and offices for graduate and post-doctoral students.

The building is fully equipped for the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$141.00CITATIONCollegiate CitationFEATURED IN1999 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms technologies, including: all classrooms include equipment for slide and media projection; the 500-seat auditorium and two smaller lecture halls have each seat wired for students to plug in laptop computers, allowing them to interact with the lecturer or access the Internet; the entire building is prewired for connection to the campuswide computer network.

The architect worked closely with Rutgers to design specialized classrooms, which include a general-access computer laboratory, a media-development laboratory with the latest in video, data and other communications equipment, and several labs for microcomputer instruction.

Throughout the building, bright colors and interesting materials create an engaging learning environment.

Photographer: ©Matt Wargo Photography

"Energy and life in a computer services and math building. Great use of colors; great use of materials."—1999 jury