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Boston Properties

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY AT 701 CARNEGIE CENTER WEST

 

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LOCATION:
West Windsor, NJ
 
COMPLETED:
February 2010
 
TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:
120,000 sq. ft. 
 
PROJECT SERVICES:
Construction Management
 
AWARDS:
USGBC certified LEED Gold.

Torcon was Construction Manager for a new Class A, build-to-suit office building for Boston Properties. Located on a 560-acre site along the Route 1 corridor, 701 Carnegie Center is part of the Carnegie Center office park.

Boston Properties used architect Kling Stubbins to design the base office building. Princeton University, the building’s sole tenant, hired KSS Architects to simultaneously provide interior design. Torcon managed the construction of both the building and interiors.

The building is a four-story, 120,000 sq. ft. facility with an ornamental metal exterior and insulated glass windows. The design provides abundant light into the building’s interior through large windows and via a two-story atrium lobby with a floating ceremonial staircase.

701 Carnegie Center is the new home for Princeton’s Office and Information Technology and the University’s finance and treasury operations. The office design focuses on introducing light throughout the spaces, while maintaining an appropriate level of privacy. The interior offices have three seven-foot opaque walls plus two feet of glass wall on top. The fourth wall, opening to a walkway, is all glass.

Princeton’s space features 17 conference rooms, training rooms and a testing area consisting of back-to-back computers where internal clients can test their new programs on “clean” computers.  There is a quiet room, kitchens, a library and a “phone room” for personal calls. Consulting areas are also provided—spaces between workstations equipped with rolling tables and chairs that can roll together for quick meetings. The building also features a first floor cafeteria, a gym with lockers and showers, and an outdoor patio area for seating.

About 300 staff members were relocated to the office. Previously, the departments’ offices were scattered throughout the main campus.

The building is USGBC certified LEED Gold.