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New Eating Disorder Unit, RWJ University Hospital Somerset


January 11, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset
110 Rehill Ave
Somerville, NJ 08876



Join AIA Central New Jersey for the Section’s January tour event: 

New Eating Disorder Unit, RWJ University Hospital Somerset

Wednesday, January 11


1 AIA/HSW CE (pending)


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset

110 Rehill Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876

Participants to meet in the hospital main lobby

Tour provided by NK Architects

Registration for this session is FREE for all participants.

When you register, please include your AIA number in the Special Instructions field, if applicable. Please contact if you have any questions. 

RWJ University Hospital Somerset New State-of-the-Art Eating Disorder Unit

Designed by NK Architects, Morristown, NJ

“Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset is transforming its first-floor West Wing into a state-of-the-art inpatient unit for their nationally recognized Eating Disorders Program, and the first-phase reception area is now open.

When complete, the newly designed, 18,400-square-foot space will provide an exceptional healing environment capable of accommodating the physical, biological, psychiatric, psychological and social needs of adolescents and adults coping with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The unit will expand from 14 to 20 beds, with private rooms and separate areas for adolescents and adults.”

Course Summary

RWJBarnabas Heath recently completed a multi-year, multi-phased 13,000 sf renovation/expansion of an inpatient Behavioral Health Eating Disorder Unit (EDU) located on the 1st floor West Wing at the Somerset campus. The completed EDU adds voluntary Behavioral Health beds for a total complement mix of semi-private and private psychiatric beds; including 10 adult beds and 10 adolescent beds. The units are separated and secured, but share several centrally located support spaces. 

  • Participants will learn about design drivers, program development and compliance with the current FGI Guidelines and building codes associated with this unique program.  
  • Participates will gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities to renovate in phases while minimizing disruption to the adjoining areas during construction. 
  • Participants will learn about integrated design features such as lighting capable to mimic circadian rhythms, finishes and materials selected for safety, durability and aesthetics in order to provide a calming environment.
  • Participants will learn about integrated security / safety features

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