George Karnoutsos Arts & Science Hall
George Karnoutsos Arts & Science Hall
New Jersey City University

George Karnoutsos Arts & Science Hall

New Jersey City University

Optimizing a Pivotal Site

Karnoustsos Hall occupies a pivotal position at NJCU physically and programmatically and connects students and faculty with each other as they traverse the campus. The project commenced with a master plan and conceptual alternatives that showed how various arts and science components would be integrated with the adjoining Fries Hall, shape the building and define a new quadrangle with the student center. A two-story colonnade along the south side  of the building reinforces a natural campus pathway from Hepburn Hall and the original campus to the student center. The distinctive entrance tower on the corner creates a new visual focus and is similar in height to the Collegiate Gothic campanile of the original campus.

Project Details

Project Market(s):

Higher Education

Project Service(s):

Master Planning

Conditions Assessment


Interior Design

Professional Credits:

Associate Architect – STV


Jersey City, New Jersey


77,000 SF

Completion Date:



American Schools & Universities Education Design Excellence Portfolio 2003

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