Seton Hall University: Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine

Academic Academic Medicine New Jersey
Seton Hall needed not just a new brand identity for their space but also needed to find the room for a large flexible classroom, a learning studio, 12 tutoring rooms and offices for administrative functions.

A determination of needs was made by combining observation, an inventory of space use by room, comparative benchmarking analysis, stakeholder interviews, and best practices. Dean Stanton provided one-on-one time to share her vision for the School and direction for prioritizing resources.  Dr. Stanton also participated in a joint workshop with her Executive Cabinet to discuss challenges and opportunities from their respective areas of expertise.  In addition, interviews were conducted with twenty (20) faculty and staff members. Based on a data-driven analysis the team identified significant space needs that will be critical to support the SOM’s enrollment, maintaining a competitive position in the marketplace, and remaining outfitted to deliver a TBL pedagogy. 

Priority initiatives include: 
1. Utilize the available space in the 4300 and 4500 Pod for academic spaces.
2. Secure the use of 4100 Pod and strategically infill the 4200 & 4400 Pods for use by the SOM as administrative, office, & conference space.
3. Plan for the Center for Discovery and Innovation’s research space expansion on levels 5 and 6 as highly sought primary investigators (PI’s) are recruited.    


Nutley, NJ


240,000 SF


Academic Programming, Stakeholder Engagement, Planning, Architecture, Interior Design

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