Rutgers University

With a growing student intake, the university transformed a former lobby area into a 2-level building on the Busch Campus where the second floor, being accessed via a sweeping glass and stone staircase, includes a clinical and hospital simulation suite, classrooms, mock admixture rooms, and the administrative suite. 

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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy was founded in 1892 and merged with Rutgers University in 1927. The institution currently has 1300 students registered, with a typical 6 year study period to graduation, making it one of the largest pharmaceutical institutions on the East Coast of America.

With a growing student intake, Rutgers transformed a former lobby area into a 2-level building on the Busch Campus. The addition wraps around the existing facility and features a prominent main entry facing a number of the Busch Campus quadrangles. The first floor features a community practice suite, lecture halls, student commons space, a café, and a number of offices and student collaboration spaces. The second floor, being accessed via a sweeping glass and stone staircase, includes a clinical and hospital simulation suite, classrooms, mock admixture rooms, and the administrative suite. The addition is designed to meet the LEED Silver Certification Requirements.

S C Railings (Trex Commercial Products) won the contract to supply the railing package. They utilised Glasshapes on-site digitising service to scan the raw staircase, create an As-Built 3D CAD Model, and produce the glass. You can view the progression of the site measure and design process below.

The Glass specified for this project was 19mm (3/4″) Toughened Laminate with SGP structural Interlayer. As a turn-key supply, Glasshape supplied both bent and straight glass on this project.

Glasshape®would like to congratulate S C Railings (Trex Commercial Products) for completing yet another stunning Spiral Staircase and Balustrade project.

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Jun 07, 2019

Credit list

Railing Supplier:
S C Railings (Trex Commercial Products)
Glass Installer / Contractor:
All Action Metal and Glass
Glass Supplier:
Glasshape® N.A L.P.
Architect:
Clarke Caton Hintz
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