The Ballinger-designed Nexus Building combines training and teaching space for the School of Nursing with innovative learning environments and resources for the wider campus community.
Prominently located at the entrance to campus, the building’s exterior responds sympathetically to nearby historic McKim, Mead & White-designed buildings, while the glass curtainwall secures its position as a contemporary landmark.
The state-of-the-art facility is L-shaped, integrating with existing campus buildings and a below-grade parking structure. The east wing includes a public Welcome Center while the larger south wing houses the primary learning spaces. 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. A green roof and terrace, along with other sustainable features, contribute to the LEED Silver design.