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Rutgers University Life Science II

Construction of a 101,000 SF building addition to the Rutgers University Newark Life Sciences Center making this project and attractive teaching and research hub in the science industry.

The new building addition is seven stories above grade and one story below grade. The new facility will house classrooms, chemistry labs, biology labs, a vivarium, a greenhouse facility, among other spaces. The basement level of the facility will house an emergency generator, a mechanical room, a main plumbing service room, and an electrical main service room. In addition, the basement will also house an IT service room. Part of the space will also be devoted to “entrepreneurial science” research labs for faculty working on technology-transfer research.

The new facility will be sandwiched between Life Sciences I, Boyden Hall, and Aidekman Hall, which houses the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences. It will connect all three buildings via their respective first floors and become the nucleus of a five-building Life Sciences complex, taking into account Olson Hall, which is already connected to Life Sciences I, making this project an attractive teaching and research hub in the science industry.

The Life Sciences Center is planned as an addition to the existing Life Sciences Center on Rutgers University’s Newark Campus.  The basement level includes mechanical equipment rooms and technical laboratory space. The ground floor includes the entry lobby and an auditorium. Floors 2 through 6 are to be research labs and ancillary spaces. Some areas are scheduled to be shell space for future fit-out.