Credit: John Bartelstone

Princeton University, Arts and Transit Neighborhood

A master plan for the Arts and Transit Neighborhood creates a vibrant nexus of campus and community life and provides a new gateway to Princeton University and the surrounding area.

The master plan for the 18-acre neighborhood anchored by the University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and Princeton Station, a multi-modal transit hub, creates a series of public plazas, improved traffic circulation, as well as retail, restaurants, and cafes to serve patrons of the arts, university students, residents, and visitors. A new facility for the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music, designed by Steven Holl Architects, supports expanded arts education for Princeton students and a wide range of public programs as a regional arts destination. The new Princeton Station, designed by Rick Joy Architects, provides NJ Transit “Dinky” rail service to Princeton Junction and the Northeast Corridor, as well as connections to buses and shuttles, commuter parking, and an on-site bike center featuring covered bicycle parking and rental. Sustainability strategies include geothermal heating and cooling, green roofs, photovoltaics, gray water harvesting, bio-swales, and sustainable landscape design.

 

Client

Princeton University

Location

Princeton, NJ

Size

18 acres

Completed

2015

Construction Cost

Confidential

People

AICP, IIDA, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
Senior Associate
AIA, LEED AP
Principal
AIA, AICP
Partner, Director of Planning & Urban Design