Rubenstein Commons

Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

W.S. Cumbyprovided construction management services for the construction of the Rubenstein Commons at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. The Rubenstein Commons include social and meeting spaces for research scholars, as well as a gallery space for the display of the Institute’s history, a basement living room and entertainment space, an indoor/outdoor café, and faculty offices.

The project’s scope of work included the ground-up construction of a building designed by world-class architect Steven Holl. The Rubenstein Commons features four intertwined reflecting pools with underwater photovoltaics, as well as high-end finishes including prismatic glass windows and a unique copper roof shaped into intersecting geometric “space curves.” The Commons’ interior finishes feature slate chalkboard walls and wood wall and flooring finishes.



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