The Gateway Building showcases a soaring entry atrium, vertically connecting all levels within. The building masses touch the ground lightly in response to the sensitive Pine Barrens site. A breezeway under the building functions as an outdoor shaded plaza. From ground level at the top of the hill, the design ascends five stories to a meeting room and observation deck with views of Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Project Challenges/Highlights Ground up construction involving helical pile supported foundations and large geothermal field for this LEED Silver building.
City: Toms River, NJ
Size: 80,000 SQ FT
Owner: Kean University
Architect: Blackney Hayes Architects