Montclair State University – The Heights

The first “Public Private Partnership” enabled by the New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009, this $200-million project is privately financed and adds 2,000 new beds and 24,000 SF of dining capacity on Montclair State University’s campus. This particular site was a rock quarry and posed many design challenges including steep slopes and shallow rock. Design had to accommodate a very aggressive schedule and budget goals as well as maintaining active utilities and roadways. Langan performed a site-specific shear wave velocity test which allowed the site classification to be upgraded. The result of the upgrade resulted in a 10% saving of the building superstructure cost. This project received LEED Silver certification by the USGBC.

ACEC NJ Engineering Excellence Award