915 N. Orianna St. Philadelphia, PA 19123 © 2017
Client: University Student Living
Location: Glassboro, NJ
Area: 302,900 sq. feet
Erdy McHenry Architecture's design for Rowan University's Holly Pointe Commons includes two interconnected wings joined by study bridges floating above the ground level. The building is organized along a gradual curve establishing a formal campus oval at the terminus to the existing pedestrian campus greenway. Anchoring the western end of the site, a new 550-seat dining facility overlooks historic Abbot's Pond. The building will enhance the campus and community by providing 1400 beds, study areas, and laundry facilities.
The oval plan creates a new campus gateway to visitors approaching the University while enhancing student safety. Situated with a sensitivity towards the natural landscape, the new structure is surrounded by a rain garden serving as a visual / physical buffer and an environmentally sensitive approach to water management.