Felician University, Education Commons

Rutherford, New Jersey


Arcari + Iovino Architects, PC


Felician University


30,000 sq.ft.

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The new Education Commons at Felician University was realized from the gut renovation of a 30,000-square-foot building that had lain dormant for many years.
Rehabilitating the facility required combining campus library and nursing functions and creating harmonious sightlines and pathways, all in a contemporary image that reflects the forward direction of the university
The Education Commons now houses a high-tech library and research center, as well as a nursing resource and simulation center.
The library contains a variety of student-focused amenities such as study rooms, 24-hour computer labs, lounges, a café, and conference spaces. It also houses the Toron Library collection of more than 10,000 volumes for use in student curriculum.
The nursing center is a state-of-the-art facility that features hospital equipment to replicate a nursing unit as well as simulation and testing rooms to provide a variety of professional training exercises.
The unique arrangement of spaces for the technology and nursing areas enables students to interact freely, yet focus on their respective studies when desired.

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Interior Renovation

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Mannington
Flooring by Mannington
Ceilings by USG
Ceramic Tile by American Olean
Door Hardware by Schlage
Doors by VT Industries
Insulation by Johns Manville
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Lighting & Accessories by Architectural Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Philips
Classroom Furniture by HON
Library/Media Center Furniture by HON
Lounge Furniture by HON
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by HON
Office Furniture by HON
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Washroom Accessories by Bobrick
Washroom Fixtures by Kohler
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Bobrick
HVAC Units by Lennox
HVAC Control Devices by Honeywell
Draperies/Blinds by MechoShade
Lockers by Scranton Products
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