Stockton University Unified Science Building Expansion and New Academic Classroom

Location Galloway, NJ

Client Stockton, NJ

Services Construction Management, Project Management

Project Value $52 million

Hill provided Stockton University with construction management services to support a major expansion that created a new entrance and student learning facilities for the Galloway Campus in Galloway Township, NJ. These contemporary buildings allow Stockton to support an increase in campus enrollment and prepare students for successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The academic “quad” expansion included a new main entrance featuring a gateway and center green, the Unified Science Center II, and an academic classroom building. These projects were designed in accordance with Stockton University’s Facilities Master Plan.

Designed as an open, distinct ingress to the campus, the main entrance of the academic quad is comprised of a gateway feature and a center-green-facing Vera King Farris Drive. This entrance provides an inviting space for community gatherings during small events and offers space for outdoor studying. The gateway serves as a central drop-off/pickup point, with access to the quad allowing free movement to other buildings through the center green. Features include landscape, hardscape, and walkways.

The new 56,000 SF Unified Science Center II was an expansion to the existing 64,000 SF Unified Science Center. The three-story building houses teaching and research labs for various science disciplines, classrooms, faculty offices, a cadaver lab, a vivarium, a multi-purpose room, and demonstration theater. This building is also be connected to the recently completed Unified Science Center I and was designed with LEED-equivalent principles.

The new, 36,000 SF academic classroom building includes space for the Health Science Department Sustainability Program, classrooms, faculty and staff offices, and collaboration areas with tables and chairs. Designed with LEED-equivalent principles, the work included landscape components, stormwater management, and utility infrastructure installment. 

As owner’s representative, Hill managed the entire program from conceptual design through bid and award of the contractor, field construction, and final close-out. Hill’s services encompassed preconstruction administration, constructability and design review, project management, sustainable oversight, value engineering, and change order management. Hill’s multidisciplinary team delivered project controls services using specialized software to manage scheduling and cost control and worked closely with campus officials and Stockton stakeholders, addressing any challenges to keep the project on schedule and within budget. In addition, Hill provided full time staffing, managed safety, and confirmed quality measures were met throughout the project life cycle.

Hill received the Project of the Year Award from CMAA’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter for Stockton University’s Academic Quad Expansion Project.