Construction is almost complete on Stevens Institute of Technology‘s new two-tower Student Housing and University Center in Hoboken, New Jersey. Designed by Design Collective and Wallace Roberts and Todd, the 392,000-square-foot structure is comprised of 16- and 18-story towers rising from a 70,000-square-foot podium, and is the largest expansion in the institute’s history. The new building will accommodate 994 students, bringing Stevens’ cumulative resident capacity up to 3,500. The project is located along the Hudson River waterfront and is expected to cost $256 million.
Since our last update in August 2020, the reinforced concrete superstructures have topped out and are almost fully enclosed in their final façades. All that remains to be completed is the mechanical extensions above the roof level and the gaps in the curtain wall on the western elevation where the exterior hoists were attached.
The best perspective to see the two buildings is from Manhattan along Hudson River Park. One can see between the towers further south, while further north displays the identical glass envelope cladding each edifice.
The development is set to contain a fitness center, a game room, dining venues, a convenience store, a private dining room to host guests, flexible lounge areas, and a multipurpose space for conferences, lectures, and university events. Living spaces range from single, double, and suite-style apartments, while amenities include kitchenettes in each unit, private in-suite bathrooms, a refuse/recycling room on each level, and shared study lounge on the residential floors. One of the highlights in the construction is an elevated two-story sky bridge framed with large diagonal trusses that spans the two towers. This area will contain a recreational room, study, and lounge spaces, while also providing views of the Hudson River and New York skyline with abundant natural light exposure.
The Student Housing and University Center will open next fall.