Colleges and Universities

Jersey City, New Jersey

Carbon Reduction, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Project

Phase I

Completed in February 2013, the first phase of the Saint Peter University Carbon Reduction, Renewable Energy, and Energy Conservation Project encompasses a holistic energy conservation approach among many of the University’s buildings. The centerpiece of the project is a 320 kilowatt tri-generation plant with a 150 ton hot water absorption chiller for year-round heating and cooling of three of the University’s buildings while providing electricity for seven of its buildings. Four of the buildings contain a total of 200 kilowatts of solar energy production. The University’s athletic facility has undergone a lighting retrofit to all of its high-use areas. In addition to these three energy conservation measures, the University has installed an intelligent peak load control system, three new high efficiency steam boilers, steam trap replacements, and weatherproofing to many exterior doors.

Phase II

The second phase of the project continues with the holistic energy approach of the first phase. A 160 kilowatt tri-generation plant with a 60 ton hot water absorption chiller has been installed to produce thermal efficiencies in two dormitories while providing electricity for the Thomas MacMahon Student Center. Solar panels are fitted on three roofs for a total capacity of 90 kilowatts. Finally, the lights in three dormitories have been retrofitted with a combination of new high-efficiency fluorescents and LED lighting.

Phase III

The third phase of the Saint Peter’s project adds resiliency to the campus’ electric service through the use of gas generators and stand-by generation capabilities to the two tri-generation plants installed in the first two phases.

McMahon Student Center

This new, cutting-edge Student Center is situated in the heart of a vibrant urban campus with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. The six-story, 88,000 square-foot, steel-frame and concrete structure is imaginatively clad in multi-tones of brick, metal, and glass to form a bold and stunning building. The Center’s forward-looking design was created by award-winning, internationally acclaimed architects, Shepley Bulfinch.

The Center’s ground floor comprises a main lobby that serves as the launch point to a large, gracious living room with a working fireplace, the campus store and bank, Jazzman’s Café, and the campus ministry and mission office. The Center’s second and third floors house a two-story, full-service dining complex featuring a kitchen and servery on each floor for both unlimited meal plan and cash customers as well as private dining for special occasions and faculty dining. The fourth floor contains a state-of-the-art fitness center, a large billiards and game room, a performance area, and the campus radio station. The fifth floor has offices, conference rooms, and work spaces for all student clubs and activities. A magnificent, 430-seat banquet facility sits atop the building on its sixth floor with an expansive, east-facing glass wall framing unobstructed, spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. This awe-inspiring space welcomes students, alumni, faculty, trustees, and benefactors to large, special events such as symposiums, conferences, galas, weddings, and celebrations of every kind.

Laboratory Research Facilities for Higher Education

NJ EcoComplex

Bordentown, New Jersey

This environmental science experiment station is a 25,000 square-foot, two-story, steel frame and metal clad structure. The facility comprises analytical and biological research laboratories; a teaching laboratory; a 165-seat sloped-floor lecture hall; a library; classrooms; conference facilities; and administrative offices.

Montclair, New Jersey

Academic Building

This eight-story, 270,000 square-foot, high-tech academic complex is a steel and concrete structure with light-gauge curtain walls and masonry stucco faccades. Multi-level red tile roofs and a magnificent ten-story clock tower accent the building. Its authentic Spanish colonial design compliments the existing campus architecture. The facility’s main 200-seat, sloped-floor, lecture hall is augmented by six 100-seat, sloped-floor lecture halls, all laden with the latest in audio-visual technology. The complex houses a library, departmental offices, the campus IT data center, foodservice and nutrition laboratories, fitness laboratories, a commercial kitchen and banquet facilities, and a multitude of academic classrooms for undergraduate and graduate instruction.

Caldwell, New Jersey

New Academic Building

This 30,000 square-foot, three-story, state-of-the-art academic facility is a steel structure with brick and split-face block veneer. Its neo-gothic design complements the campus architecture. The building houses a 120-seat, sloped-floor lecture hall, two 70-seat lecture halls, classrooms, seminar rooms, the President’s office suite, three departmental office suites, the Graduate School office suite, and a student lounge.

Theatre and Jennings Library Addition

The Caldwell Univeristy Theatre and Jennings Library Addition are combined in a 20,000 square-foot, two-story, curvilinear steel structure with brick veneer. The library and 275-seat theatre are complemented by a circular, glass-enclosed promenade. The building also comprises a suite of offices for the Continuing Education Department.

Riverdale, New York

Maryvale Hall

The initial project of the multi-year campus master plan upgrades for the College of Mount Saint Vincent on the Hudson River in Riverdale, New York, is a 6,900 square-foot, two- story, masonry and concrete addition to Maryvale Hall as well as a gut renovation of the existing 6,700 square-foot building. A video/radio production studio and control room, a computer laboratory, an art history and studio workshop, as well as administrative offices comprise this new state-of- the-art media communications center. The project also includes extensive site and site utility work.

Mastronardi Hall (New Residence Hall Wing)

This 37,000 square-foot, six-story, state-of-the-art residence hall wing is a steel structure with facades of glass, brick, and ground face block veneer. The new wing addition to Seton Hall houses 185 beds.

Alumnae, Spellman and Marillac Halls

New residence halls adjacent to Spellman and Alumnae Halls and behind Marillac Hall creates a true residential quadrangle.

Peter J. Sharp Athletic and Recreation Center

The new 17,800 square-foot Peter J. Sharp Athletic and Recreation Center comprises a gymnasium as well as a lobby connector to Hayes Hall, which is home to the gymnasium built in 1930. The new recreation center includes a NCAA regulation-size basketball court, two practice cross courts for basketball, a regulation-size volleyball court, and seating for more than 700 spectators. The project also includes renovations to the existing Cardinal Hayes Auditorium with the addition of approximately 4,500 square feet and improvements to the existing athletic facilities.

Hoboken, New Jersey

Laboratory Research Facilities for Higher Education

Vincent A. Rocco Center for Lifecycle Product Management       

This state-of-the-art environmental engineering and plastics research and development laboratory is an 11,000 square-foot, three-story steel structure with brick, split-face block, and stucco veneer. The facility comprises organic and metals analytical laboratories; a characterization laboratory; a molecular biology laboratory; a floor-scale, production proto-type laboratory; conference rooms; and administrative offices.

James C. Nicoll, Jr. Environmental Laboratory

As head quarters for the Stevens Center for Environmental Engineering, this 6,000 square-foot laboratory facility is as “cutting edge” as the applied research performed within its walls. The facility is a two-story, steel structure with brick and split-face block veneer.

Lower Campus Laboratory Projects

This multi-laboratory program comprises five complex, high-tech, engineering /science research laboratories:

  • Highly Filled Materials Institute Laboratory
  • Microstructural Characterization Laboratory
  • Synthesis and Optical Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Advanced Telecommunications Laboratory
  • Physical Kinetics Laboratory