Garden City, New York  

Adelphi University commemorated the opening of its largest campus project, the $76 million new Nexus Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the facility.

The Nexus Building, which opened in the fall of 2016, is the Ballinger-designed home of Adelphi University’s highly-regarded College of Nursing and Public Health, the Center for Health Innovation, and a hub for core student services. Nexus is also a welcoming space for prospective families who visit Adelphi’s admissions office and alumni who access the advancement office. 

The 100,000 SF building is a visual representation of Adelphi’s commitment to community, collaboration and academic excellence.  Adelphi University’s Dr. Christine M. Riordan, President and Ronald Lee, Chairman of the Board of Trustees spoke at the ribbon cutting along with several student representatives.  Ballinger’s design team was represented at the event by Principal Designer Terry Steelman, Senior Designer Zak Whiting, and Senior Project Architect Sean Harrington.

Nexus’ airy, open floor plan promotes student interaction—both academic and social.  A three-story glazed commons serves as the central connector for the varied programmatic elements.  Flooded with natural light, the space extends the existing campus pedestrian passageways through and alongside the building, weaving it into the campus fabric and celebrating its prominence as a campus destination.

The Adelphi campus is an arboretum, so landscape and environmental sensitivity were design drivers. This state-of-the-art LEED Gold-designed building, features a green roof and terrace, energy efficient systems, clinical simulation, research and informatics labs, and over 15 contemporary learning spaces adding over 11,400 SF of classrooms and over 21,000 SF for Adelphi’s health-related programs.

The Nexus Building broke ground in 2013, and has received the following awards:

  • AIA Silver Award, Unbuilt, Philadelphia Chapter, 2014
  • AIA Merit Award, Unbuilt, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2013

Read more about the Adelphi University Nexus Building here.