University North Hall|
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
120 Sanhican Drive, Trenton, NJ 08618
Location: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Date Bid: Apr 2010 Construction Period: June 2010 to July
Total Square Feet: 22,658 Site: 1.75 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 11,207; second floor, 11,451; total,
22,658 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 15’; second floor, 15’; floor to
floor, 15’; total, 36’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
CMU, brick, curtain wall, metal panel, stucco. Roof: Metal,
membrane, vegetated. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU,
metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Harrison-Hamnett, P.C. - General Contractor:
Seacoast Builders - 566 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Schiller and Hersh Associates,
Inc. - 110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Oreland, PA 19075
Civil Engineer: Maser Consulting, P.A. - 331 Newman Springs Road,
#203, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Landscape Architect: Synterra, Ltd. - 4747 S. Broad St., Navy
Yard Bldg. 101, Philadelphia, PA 19112
Rider University, understanding the need for additional academic and
faculty space, opened its new facility, North Hall, in the fall of 2011.
The building, with its nine classrooms, two seminar rooms, sixteen
faculty and departmental offices, and multi-purpose conference room, is
the first strictly academic facility to be built on the Lawrenceville
campus since Sweigart Hall in 1988. The building houses the History and
Philosophy department offices, but its classrooms serve all programs
throughout the University, including one of the large seminar rooms
acting as the President's Board Room. The building's construction was
part of a $12.9 million combined project that also included a large
outdoor plaza connecting North Hall to the adjacent Memorial Hall,
creating a student gathering space which was previously missing from the
campus vernacular, and a substantial renovation of the Bart Luedeke
Center Theater, all designed by Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
North Hall is certified LEED® Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Some of its sustainable features include sunshades, green roof, VOC-free
paints and adhesives, rapidly renewable materials, low flow fixtures,
daylighting, detention basin for storm water management, fly ash content
in concrete, green power purchase, recycling storage, water efficient
landscaping, bike racks, and regionally-sourced materials. "The LEED
Gold certification for North Hall exceeded expectations and is a great
example of the teamwork and expertise that went into designing and
building this project," said Mike Reca, Rider's associate vice president
for Facilities and Auxiliary Services. North Hall was designed and
constructed from beginning to end with sustainability as a driving
Rider University has committed itself to sustainability. "Achieving LEED
Gold for North Hall just shows how far Rider has come with its green
initiatives," said Melissa Greenberg, sustainability manager at Rider
University. "This is real proof that with the signing of the American
College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, an impact was made,
and Rider has chosen to dedicate resources toward achieving the goals
that it set out to complete."
Beginning with a master plan, in conjunction with a carbon neutrality
study and action plan, Rider University, with Spiezle providing the
guidance and expertise, has carved a path to be a leader in
sustainability among higher education institutions. In fact, earlier
this year, Rider University was named one of the most environmentally
responsible colleges and universities in the United States and Canada by
The Princeton Review, which selected Rider for inclusion in the third
annual edition of The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Colleges: 2012
Edition. North Hall is another step in the University's charter of
providing the optimal learning environment in a sustainable approach.
LEED® Points Achieved
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality 11
Innovation in Design
Brick: The Belden Brick Company
Metal Panels: Bamco
EPDM Roof: Carlisle
Vegetative Roof: Furbishco
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: YKK AP
Translucent Insulated Wall Panels: Kalwall
Flooring: Armstrong VCT, Fritztile, Mohawk Carpet.
Lighting: Architectural Area Lighting, Finelite, Columbia, Emergi-Lite