Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus

Hackensack University School of Medicine and Seton Hall University partnered in an untraditional fashion, bringing nurses, doctors, and other health professionals into the same facility. The two separate entities came together to form the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years.

Located on a former pharmaceutical corporate campus, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine shares the newly renovated 179,000 SF facility with Seton Hall’s College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences. The renovation provides instructional, administrative and student spaces for all three programs.

Individual and combinable learning studios are equipped with ceiling-mounted, motorized projection screens, multiple flat panel displays, and a wireless collaboration system at each student table. Labs and simulation rooms support the use of actors as well as medical manakins providing immersive learning opportunities. A touchscreen vitals monitor, wireless microphone system and loudspeaker system are located in supporting control rooms.

Other spaces include active learning classrooms, nurse’s stations, debriefing rooms, rehabilitation gym, conference rooms, huddle rooms, lounges, study areas, and offices giving students the foundation to thrive in the modern, technically demanding clinical setting.

Unified security operations between Hackensack University and Seton Hall University ensure the safety of patrons at the jointly operated building. NV5 planned, designed, specified, and provided construction administration services for video surveillance, access control, emergency phones, high-capacity turnstiles, intrusion detection, and video intercom systems.


Nutley, NJ


Seton Hall University
CO Architects
FXCollaborative Architects


Key Facts

  • Project Size:  179,000 GSF
  • Construction Cost:  $75M