Community based. Food focused. Health driven. Rutgers University’s main principle is to “eat well, live well” and the new design displays just that featuring a vertical garden known as the “Living Wall”. A variety of fresh and healthy options are offered daily with a seasonal menu. Whole food made from scratch, brick-oven whole-grain pizzettes and flat breads, make-your-own ramen bars, Mongolian grills and an ever-rotating selection of ingredients allows students and staff to experiment with flavor while eating healthy.  

 

PUBLICATIONS

Rutgers SEBSNJAES Newsroom, Healthy Dining at IFNH’s Harvest is an Ideal Way to Celebrate National Nutrition Month, March 9, 2016
 
Food Management Magazine, A Look inside Rutgers' new chef driven, health-focused café, February 29, 2016
 
Rutgers News, Harvest Brings Healthy Eating to College Diners at Rutgers, January 20, 2016
NorthJersey.com, Rutgers dedicates new $55M institute for food, nutrition and health, October 28, 2015
MyCentralJersey.com, Rutgers alumni naturally bring walls to life, August 14, 2015
ECO Walls, Rutgers University, NJ Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health, June 2015
Rutgers, Building Information, 2015
 

Rutgers University

New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health | New Brunswick, NJ

COST
$55M
 
COMPLETION DATE
February 2016
 
SIZE
80,000 SF Building
 
3,000 SF Servery
 
125 Seat Cafe
 
ARCHITECT
Ballinger
Philadelphia, PA
 
MISC

Chef Rachel Reuben 2012 Food Network “Chopped” Champion

 

Two-Story high ceilings

 

Mechanical food digester Breaks Down More Than 500 lbs of Waste, Turning it into a Compost Tea

 

Cylinder-Shaped Brick Oven that Goes Up to the Second-Floor Ceiling

 

40-by-30 –Foot Vertical Garden “Living Wall”

 

3-Story Building

 
SUSTAINABILITY
Pursuing LEED Gold Certification