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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. 

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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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

Story by: Glasshape Ltd

Photography by: Glasshape

02 Jun, 2019

Glasshape, established in 1986, is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of curved, toughened and laminated specialty glass. Family owned and based in Auckland, New Zealand, Glasshape’s philosophy of growth through innovation, ingenuity and customer service sees it deliver best-in-class glazing solutions in a variety of categories, with notable success in marine, architectural (residential and commercial), high security and heavy machinery projects.


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