University Design Standards

Rutgers University's Design Standards Manual was prepared for architectural and engineering consultants, contractors, and university staff involved in design, new construction, and renovation of university facilities, systems, and properties.

The Design Standards Manual  provides both general guidelines and specific requirements for design and specification of materials, systems, and components of facilities. Prior to construction, all designs for repair, renovation, alteration, and new construction are reviewed by the Office of Planning and Development and reviewed and signed by the University Architect.

Both state and university agencies are responsible for review and approval of various elements of planning for all university projects. The office of Architecture and Design must review and approve all modifications to university buildings.

Design Standards Manual
Part I
Part II
Part III - TOC - Technical Requirements of Materials & Methods of Construction
Part IV - Design Details
Part V - Sample Specifications