Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey
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Rowan University Wilson Hall

The Rowan University College of Performing Arts is currently located throughout multiple campus buildings. The university’s Dance Program is an integral component of the College of Performing Arts (CPA). CPA desired to centralize the program alongside other Wilson Hall programs. The goal was to fulfill CPA’s mission to provide excellence in arts education in a dynamic academic environment. The College of Performing Arts explored design options to facilitate the Dance Program and to secure accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance. The Wilson Hall project consisted of professional architecture and engineering, programming, design, and construction documentation and construction administration to support the expansion of the existing Dance Program as part of the College of Arts at Wilson Hall located on Rowan University’s Main Campus in Glassboro, New Jersey. The 7,500-square-foot addition to Wilson Hall includes two new dance studios, faculty offices and open areas. The new structure will house the academic program and companies-in-residence, allowing the University’s Dance Program to continue its growth.

David Mason + Associates (DMA) provided structural engineering services for this project. Our design was for a new single-story addition to the existing Wilson Hall building. The addition was designed to a conventionally framed structural system with steel bar joists spanning to steel l beams and columns. Our services included structural design in accordance with local building codes, drawing production using BIM software, generation of technical specifications, and value engineering.

DMA also provided civil engineering services for the project. Site development tasks included site demolition; utility distribution and new services; access and circulation including modifications to campus sidewalk paths; grading and drainage design. Our stormwater management plans required the integration of the project into the overall campus watershed plan and coordination for approvals from
local regulatory authorities.