Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has opened the doors on its new 501-bed Busch Engineering, Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) student residence hall. With a total development cost of $57 million, B.E.S.T. is the first on-campus residence hall constructed by Rutgers since 1994.
Designed by Niles Bolton Associates, the 153,996 sf residential community is located on Rutgers’ Busch Campus in Piscataway, N. J. The community incorporates many design features designed to foster interaction between students and faculty, including a large courtyard space for special events, outdoor studying and recreation.
Additional amenities at B.E.S.T. include a social program space for up to 300 students, an 80-person study lounge, smaller private group study spaces and a computer lab that serves classes of up to 60 students.
Niles Bolton Associates provided architectural, interior and landscape design services for B.E.S.T. Hall. BD+C