The Livingston Campus at Rutgers University sets to provide a new identity for the institute and its surroundings
In the fall of 2007, the University set forth a new academic vision to transform the Livingston campus into a center devoted to business and professional studies building on Livingston’s “long-standing commitment to leadership, diversity, and social responsibility.” This vision provides Livingston with a new identity and opportunity for a unique model of engagement between the university campus and its surroundings.
The Master Plan for the Livingston Campus at Rutgers University promotes the ideals of the University, maximizes the impacts of near term development, and creates places for students, faculty, staff, and the community to come together and grow. This Plan establishes the principles and framework for future development through strategies such as enhancing the campus’s existing structure; providing a clearly defined edge along its perimeter; overlapping uses to create a vibrant campus; visually linking activity centers; multiplying connections; Integrating the Ecological Preserve; and creating signature spaces within the academic campus.
The architectural character of the new Livingston Campus will establish a unique educational environment for Rutgers University that integrates academic life and the local ecologies. Promoting openness, connectivity, and engagement, the new character will dramatically alter the existing campus environment through an architecture that is environmentally conscious and innovative; open, transparent and light; coherent yet diverse; and committed to the integrity of material use and expression.
Regarding sustainability, the project seeks to be in a minimum LEED Silver Standard; achieving goals like sustainable sites, water efficiency, building systems devised to limit energy consumption and incorporate renewable energy, among others.