The Hun School of Princeton


Location   Princeton, New Jersey

Client   The Hun School


Survey Base Mapping, Site/Civil Engineering, Stormwater Management Consulting, Drainage Analysis, Wetlands Investigation, LEED Support Services, Land Use Permitting, Construction Phase Surveying, Construction Phase Engineering and Observation


Van Note-Harvey  has recently provided site/civil engineering, environmental consulting, and surveying services for the construction of the 30,000 square foot Global Commons and Resident Life Building containing living areas, a book store, classrooms, offices, and an activity area.  Associated site improvements included SWM design and modifications to existing SWM system, the removal of five existing tennis courts and the construction of three new tennis courts, pedestrian walks, courtyard, landscaping, and lighting.  VNHA’s scope included base mapping, wetlands investigation, schematic/concept design, stormwater evaluation and consulting, preliminary/final site plan approval, municipal/ regulatory approvals, and construction phase engineering and surveying.  LEED support was also provided.

Consulting engineering services were previously provided for The Hun School’s General Development Master Plan including base map preparation, water and sanitary sewer utility plans, and stormwater management evaluation and planning for their 45 acre campus.  VNHA subsequently conducted detailed surveying, site/civil engineering, stormwater management and associated environmental permitting for new facilities including the central library and dining area expansion, the ‘Heart of Hun’ academic center entrance, and fine arts building, as well as site lighting, parking lot expansions, and bus drop-off areas.

Engineering design services were also provided for improvements to Hun’s existing athletic facilities including a building addition to the existing gymnasium, the addition of a permeable synthetic turf material to the existing athletic field, and demolition of the link between the existing gymnasium and the athletic support building.  Other site improvements included the construction of a looped road, Lower Campus entrance improvements, the installation of retaining ground walls and a detention basin, pedestrian pathways, landscaping and lighting, and associated signage.  VNHA’s services included base map and stream corridor survey, as-builts, wetlands evaluation, concept engineering, preliminary/final site plan approval, Mercer County Planning Board and NJDEP approvals, stormwater management consulting, athletic field drainage analysis, water system modifications, construction phase engineering, and construction observation.  In addition to the Township Planning Board, approval was also obtained from the Princeton Township Historic Preservation Committee due to several proposed improvements being located within the Princeton Battlefield and Stony Brook Settlement Historic District.