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Richard Stockton College, located in the picturesque township of Galloway, NJ,
developed a Master Plan to transform the visual impact of the university and emulate the vibrancy of the surrounding growing community. Central to this goal was the creation of a new campus center, sited at what was to become the head of a new campus green.
According to lead architect Allan W. Kehrt, FAIA, LEED AP, the primary design goal for the building was to express steel and masonry in a graceful and elegant way to create a memorable façade for all who enter the campus. "Franklin Stone allowed us to create the formality we desired while also lending an image of permanence to the exterior," said Kehrt.
Rough-hewn Franklin Stone clads the exterior and continues through to the walls and columns of the "Great Hall" of the interior, creating a continuous, congruent design. Achieving Gold LEED® certification, the 153,000 sq. ft. facility offers space for dining, lounges, and offices for the Bursar, Dean of Students, and Student Services. The building also houses a 200-seat theater, as well as campus radio and TV stations.
Product: Oldcastle Franklin Stone
Architect Firm: KSS Architects - Princeton, NJ
Lead Architect: Allan W. Kehrt, FAIA, LEED AP
Associate Architect: VMDO Architects - Charlottesville, VA
General Contractor: Terminal Construction Corporation - Wood-Ridge, NJ
Mason Contractor: LaConti Concrete & Masonry, Inc. - Brick, NJ
Oldcastle Franklin Stone, manufactured by Northfield Block Company, is a unique concrete masonry unity that offers the clean lines of cast stone. This versatile block is available with either a smooth surface or the chiseled face of old world stone. Developed through the use of state-of-the-art technology, this decorative architectural high-density unit offers the natural look of stone for a fraction of the cost. The unique texture allows sunlight and shadows to dance across a building's façade to create an ever-changing visually appealing finish. Available in a variety of colors and shapes with the added benefit of water repellancy, Franklin Stone offers easy installation, is maintenance free, and is available with recycled content.
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