The Gateway Building showcases a soaring entry atrium, vertically connecting all levels within. The building masses touch the ground lightly in response to the sensitive Pine Barrens site. A breezeway under the building functions as an outdoor shaded plaza. From ground level at the top of the hill, the design ascends five stories to a meeting room and observation deck with views of Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Student Center incorporates a wall of windows, taking advantage of natural light and beautiful campus views. The first floor features a bookstore, cafeteria, and extended hours coffee house. The second level includes offices for Student Affairs and Student Life, conference rooms, lounges and club /activity rooms. The Student Center will become a central gathering location for students seeking entertainment or simply a quiet place to relax or study.
220 Rowan Boulevard is a mixed use facility consisting of student dormitories, apartments, healthcare facilities and retail spaces. The apartment style student dormitories provide private sleeping rooms, furnished common areas with flat screen TV and stainless steel appliances. Centrally located on Rowan Boulevard, these dorms provide a fresh approach to the college experience where students are able to live, shop and dine.
The new Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center is a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center, upgraded training/medical facilities, and academic support serving the student athlete population at Villanova University. The athletic center also includes football team locker room, offices, meeting rooms, and a large reception hall.
Residual space is filled between the track and the existing Jake Nevin Fieldhouse and defines the west end of the stadium, providing a ceremonial entrance for the football team as well as game-day spectating opportunities from the reception hall’s balcony.
Rowan University and the Borough of Glassboro formed a public/private partnership leading to the creation of an ambitious redevelopment plan consisting of a mixed-use corridor lined with shops and restaurants, topped by apartments and offices. Blackney Hayes designed a residential facility, followed by an academic building and parking garage. The latest facility consists of retail and healthcare space, suite style student residences and market rate apartments.
The Inn at Villanova was transformed into a modern conference center located on the grounds of the historic Montrose Mansion site in Radnor, PA. The center houses various meeting spaces, 60 guest rooms, a large ballroom and Villanova’s Executive MBA program.
The new canopy draws guests into the two-story glass atrium in the main lobby and newly added café and bar. The updated ballroom provides a warm, neutral backdrop for wedding receptions and corporate events. Guest, conference and meeting rooms were upgraded with modern technology and amenities.
Blackney Hayes Architects completed the design and documentation of a 24,000 square foot addition to the Edberg-Olson Football Practice Facility for Temple University. The addition extended along the length of the football field, thereby providing improved academic support and training areas. It includes a new 10,000 square foot weight room, Coaches’ locker room, equipment room, expanded training room with three new Hydro-Therapy pools, team event room and multi-purpose room.