Kean University’s Green Lane Building Named the NJCAA’s 2014 Grand Award Winner

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March 21, 2014

New York, NY– Desimone Consulting Engineer’s project, the Green Lane building at Kean University, won the grand Prize at the 51st New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (NJCAA) awards.

The awards ceremony, sponsored by the NJCAA and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, was held at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, on May 8, 2014.

Unlike most academic buildings which are usually restricted access spaces reserved only for students, the Green Lane building invites access to those outside the Kean University community. It features a Barnes & Noble college bookstore and cafe, classroom and administration space, and a conference center and rooftop terrace offering views of New York City.

The second through the fourth floors house various academic classrooms and department offices during the academic year, but are designed with enough flexibility to be used as conference space when classes are not in session. The fifth floor houses the School of Design, including administrative offices and studio space. The roof of this new building accommodates outdoor event space, in addition to necessary mechanical support equipment.

Marking the west entrance to Kean’s campus. The Green Lane building, which has already won an AIA Newark and Suburban Architects Gold award, was designed by Gruskin Group, a leading design firm based in Springfield.

Read about the Green Lane Building’s opening here:

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