Rutgers University: Sojourner Truth Apartments at The Yard
January 1, 2018 | College Planning & Management
Rutgers University’s new mixed-use residential community, Sojourner Truth Apartments at The Yard, is designed to support the university’s developmental goals for each student, providing apartment-style accommodations to foster individual independence and self-awareness in students preparing to transition to life post-college. Designed with unprecedented levels of public access in support of this goal, the residential community has become a new social hub, a shared common ground at the College Avenue campus not only for students, faculty, and affiliates of the university, but also for New Brunswick, NJ, residents.
The project is located just off-campus adjacent to the most historic parts of the Rutgers University College Avenue campus, with over 300 feet of frontage along College Avenue. It is the result of a partnership between Rutgers University and a nonprofit development agency, New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco), with Elkus Manfredi Architects as architect.