Connecting Campus, River and City
The former Frick Chemistry Laboratories at 20 Washington Road has been fully renovated and with strategic new additions is the new home for key academic and administrative units at Princeton University. The Julis Romo Rabinowitz (JRR) Building houses Princeton’s Economics department and related research centers, and the University’s international initiatives are newly sited in the Louis A. Simpson International Building. This project realizes the University’s Master Plan vision to create a hub for social sciences, and transform the large, monolithic building into a porous, transparent and welcoming learning and research environment.
The building is located in the north-east precinct of the campus and occupies a prominent position east of Washington Road on Scudder Plaza – on the seam where the historic west campus meets the more contemporary east campus. The campus pedestrian pathway system was extended into this precinct as part of the landscape design, and a new south atrium and bridge entrance to the Simpson Building directly connects to Scudder Plaza. On Washington Road, the Beatrix Farrand landscape has been restored and forms the entrance court to the JRR Building. New glazed rooftop pavilions complement the heritage façade, and deliver flexible meeting and seminar rooms with remarkable views to the historic campus to the west.
Material Used :
1. Masonry: Argillite Stone, Indiana Limestone
2. Metal/glass curtain wall: National Glass & Metal Company, Inc.
3. Moisture barrier: Sarnafil
4. Metal panel: Kingspan, Alucobond
1. Built-up roofing: Tremco Incorporated
2. Thermoplastic Waterproofing: Sika Sarnafil
1. Metal frame: Hope’s Windows, Inc.
1. Glass: Viracon, Fry Reglet, Herculite, SaftiFirstSuperLite, Starphire, Noise-Lock
2. Skylights: National Glass & Metal Company, Inc.
1. Entrances: Hope’s Windows, Inc.
2. Metal doors: Hope’s Windows, Inc.
3. Wood doors: Graham / Patella Woodworking
4. Sliding doors: Faram Holding and Furniture Inc.
5. Fire-control doors, security grilles: Cookson Rolling Grilles
6. Special doors: Modernfold Styles, Inc.
1. Locksets: Best
2. Closers: LCN/Dorma
3. Exit devices: Von Duprin
4. Pulls: Rockwood
5. Security devices: CACS
1. Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong / AWI
2. Suspension grid: Armstrong
3. Demountable partitions: Faram Holding and Furniture Inc.
4. Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Patella Woodworking
5. Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore
6. Paneling: RPG Diffuser System, Inc. / Patella Woodworking
7. Plastic laminate: Formica
8. Solid surfacing: Cambria / Avonite / Corian
9. Special surfacing: Lightblocks
10. Floor and wall tile: Mosa / Stonetile
11. Resilient flooring: Nora
12. Carpet: Interface / Tai Ping
13. Raised flooring: Tate
14. Stone Flooring: Bluestone -Endless Mountain
15. Glass Floor: Greenlite Glass Systems
1. Office furniture: Gunlocke / Teknion
2. Reception furniture: Walter Knoll, Zeitraum, Arflex, Carl Hansen
3. Chairs: Herman Miller, Andreu World, Geiger, Teknion Studio
4. Tables: Davis, Randers, De La Espada, Tacchini, Studiolise
1. Interior ambient lighting: Selux
2. Downlights: USA Illumination / Edison Price
3. Tasklighting: Lim / Artemide
4. Exterior: Penn Globe Lighting / Lucifer / BK Lighting
5. Dimming system or other lighting controls: Lutron / Graphic Eye Ecosystem
1. Elevators: GAL
1. Waterclosets: Sloan
2. Lavatory: Custom Corian
3. Faucet: Toto
4. Drinking Fountains: Filtrine
5. Water Dispenser: Quench
1. Energy management or building automation system: Siemens Building Technologies