Holly Pointe Commons at Rowan University

Rowan University’s newest freshman dormatory is designed as 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 of the existing pedestrian campus greenway. The building enhances the campus with 1400 new beds for incoming freshman, multiple study areas, and a proper gateway to the campus.

BEAM reflected the architect’s vision to produce a vibrant lighting design for the entire building. Special consideration to the exterior and the bridges highlights key architectural features and major pathways to and around the building. Cove lighting at the edges of the bridges illuminates the ceiling and creates the ‘floating’ planes the bridges emulate.

The interior lighting conditions are critical since students spend a majority of their time in these spaces. The corridors utilize a vertical recessed fixture in the wall to create a unique syncopation. The public spaces include cove lighting, decorative pendants and downlights.

Holly Pointe Commons at Rowan University

Rowan University’s newest freshman dormatory is designed as 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 of the existing pedestrian campus greenway. The building enhances the campus with 1400 new beds for incoming freshman, multiple study areas, and a proper gateway to the campus.

BEAM reflected the architect’s vision to produce a vibrant lighting design for the entire building. Special consideration to the exterior and the bridges highlights key architectural features and major pathways to and around the building. Cove lighting at the edges of the bridges illuminates the ceiling and creates the ‘floating’ planes the bridges emulate.

The interior lighting conditions are critical since students spend a majority of their time in these spaces. The corridors utilize a vertical recessed fixture in the wall to create a unique syncopation. The public spaces include cove lighting, decorative pendants and downlights.

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