Opened in September 2021, the 68,000-square-foot academic and research building provides a holistic learning environment for students pursuing in-demand careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. As the gateway to the east end and academic core of Rowan University’s Glassboro, New Jersey campus, the new Discovery Hall offers expanded space to meet growing enrollment in the School of Earth & Environment and the College of Science & Mathematics.
To optimize acoustics, a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.70 NRC was specified to absorb sound in student collaboration areas, while still providing an energetic atmosphere. Durability and maintenance also were key to the university’s facilities team. In designing Discovering Hall, KSS Architects LLP selected Rockfon’s ceiling systems to provide a biophilic wood-look design with sound-absorbing, moisture-resistant, fire-resistant and sustainable performance.
Watch a video tour of Discovery Hall to learn more about the project.
Rowan University, Discovery Hall