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Adelphi Nexus Building Wins 2019 Honor Award

Ballinger’s design for the Adelphi University Nexus Building was awarded the 2019 AIA Pennsylvania Honor Award. Winners were selected based on significant contributions toward a better and more sustainable built environment in the categories of architecture, historic preservation, interior architecture, regional and urban design, and impact design.

The Nexus Building serves at the University’s welcome center and houses training and teaching spaces for the School of Nursing as well as innovative learning environments. As the Adelphi campus is an arboretum, landscape and environmental sensitivity were design drivers, and combined with other sustainable features, contributed to LEED Silver certification.

The award ceremony was broadcast live at a variety of viewing parties in the Philadelphia region.

Adelphi University Nexus Building Receives LEED Silver Certification

The Nexus Building at Adelphi University was certified LEED Silver by the United States Green Building Council. Completed in 2016, the state-of-the-art campus hub features a green roof and terrace as well as energy efficient systems. The Adelphi campus is an arboretum, so landscape and environmental sensitivity were design drivers. The 100,000 SF building is a visual representation of Adelphi’s commitment to community, collaboration and academic excellence.

Adelphi University Celebrates Opening of its Ballinger-Designed 100,000 SF Nexus Building with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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.