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Felician College, Education Commons & School of Nursing
Rutherford, New Jersey
The new Education Commons building houses a Nursing Lab and Digital Library. This project involved the gut renovation of a 30,000 SF building that lay dormant for years. This multilevel structure had been added onto a couple of times during its life that resulted in a circuitous flow of spaces. The repurposed building was designed with harmonious sightlines and pathways, and given a contemporary image to reflect the direction of the College.

The Education Commons houses spaces including study rooms, lounges, café and exhibit spaces; all which can be used by the entire student body. The Nursing Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art hospital equipment, simulation rooms, patient recovery beds and accessory rooms to allow for a variety of professional training exercises. The Digital Library is the information center of the College and provides access to equipment and data through a variety of meeting spaces and 24-hr. computer labs.