Rutgers University, Frelinghuysen Residence Hall Renovations and Addition

New Brunswick, New Jersey

This residence hall, constructed in 1956 and situated on the banks of the Raritan River on Rutgers University’s historic College Avenue campus, consists of six stories of residence hall rooms, an entry level (primarily open air) and two lower levels of classroom space. The directive was to transform the entry level to accommodate two large, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$260.00FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges spaces; a new office for the building manager; and laundry facilities.

The renovation presented the opportunity to rebrand the building while also upgrading the interior spaces. The architect developed a color scheme for each building, this one being red. Energy-efficient storefront windows and a new glass entrance lobby were provided.

Within the main interior space, new student lounges, a conference room, recreation and support spaces are provided. The open layout and new glass enclosures maximize transparency, thus preserving the river views, while facilitating greater interaction among students. New information technology, audiovisual, lighting and mechanical systems were provided.