Netta Architects created a new residential housing project at Kean University. The project’s funding was delivered through a unique public-private partnership.
As lead architects selected by University Student Living, Netta designed a project that consists of two six-story buildings that includes housing for 1,200 upperclassmen and freshman students. Amenities include study and social spaces, food courts, game rooms, mail rooms, a fitness center, trade shops, and a conference center. The design focuses on a creative plan that transforms the current original campus’s building site into a student community centered around a vibrant “piazza.” The central piazza and common green contains an outdoor food court, seating and a ‘big-screen’ for films and live entertainment. The project is connected to the main campus fabric via the renowned “Cougar Walk.’