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Rowan College Finalizes the “ULTIMATE MODERN CAMPUS”


A new Student Success Center, designed by USA Architects in collaboration with Moody Nolan, opened in time for the Fall, 2017 semester. The building serves as the gateway and signifies the completion of a newly transformed Mount Laurel Campus of Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC). Acting as the centerpiece to an aggressive master plan, the building allows for a shift of operations and programs. By doing so, the college can better serve students, faculty, and the community and reach its goal of creating the “ultimate modern campus.”

The two-story, 79,500 square foot building supports all student services. Moreover, it features a knowledge commons library, bookstore, fireplace, and twenty-screen media wall in the central lounge, a coffee bar, fresh foodservice with healthy options, dining area, tutor rooms and a test center.

The intention of the design was to create an environment where students would feel welcomed, encouraged to learn outside of the classroom, and build a stronger sense of community among students and faculty. As a result, particular efforts are made by incorporating a mezzanine that takes advantage of natural sunlight and landscape views of the campus; increasing focus and energy within the student. Meanwhile, closed off spaces such as student services offices are located on the first level which allows for immediate wayfinding among new visitors and less distraction for those above. The tone of the space feels cozy and fresh, and it reflects the culture of the student body through its color scheme and modern amenities. The building unifies the student’s overall experience on campus and enhances engagement. Now, longer time can be spent on campus and students will become more active in clubs and organizations.

“This collaborative initiative ignites a new approach and redefines how any college can serve its students better.” states USA Architects CEO, Paul R. Swartz. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this forward-thinking approach that sets the student’s experiences at high priority. ”

CANstruction – 14th Annual New Jersey Competition

14th annual New Jersey design/build competition

2012 – call for entries

It starts with one can, to feed the hungry, to lift the spirit, to change the world. Can- struction is a charity committed to ending hunger, using “one can” as a catalyst for change. Every month, over 500,000 New Jerseyans access hunger reflief programs supported by the Community Food Bank of NJ. New Jersey’s design/build competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the state’s best and brightest designers.

Think you have what it takes to design and build a structure entirely out of canned food? Enter today! Get creative and help!

This year’s theme:      “Back to School!”

WHO – Teams of NJ Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Designers, and students attending Schools of Architec- ture, Engineering, and Design

WHAT – Design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10’ x 10’ x 8’H space.

WHERE – Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ

WHEN – August 1: Deadline for entry
September 20:  Build Day
September 21:  Judging & Awards Gala

HOW – Complete entry form below. Entry fee $100.
Make check payable to:

“AIA Newark/Suburban Chapter”

Mail to:  Christy DiBartolo Gensler
10 North Park Place
Morristown, NJ 07960

Complete rules & regulations will be emailed upon receipt of entry form. Teams are responsible for acquiring canned food.


2011 Entries

NK Architects
15 Minutes of Fame of Fight Hunger

Milrose Consultants
The “Can” Film Festival

USA Architects
Egg-Nite the Fight Against Hunger!


For further information, contact Christy DiBartolo at 973.290.8544

[email protected]

Sponsored by AIA New Jersey