[insert-author-info] What better way to celebrate Rutgers Day—and in the university’s 250th anniversary year, no less—than to follow the annual weekend festivities with an intimate conversation on the future of our State institution. Approved nearly one year ago, Rutgers 2030 is the first comprehensive physical master plan for Rutgers University in over a decade, and the first to incorporate Rutgers’ Biomedical and Health Sciences. From new and renovated buildings to pedestrian bridges, athletic facilities and transit hubs, the implementation of Rutgers 2030 represents a significant and substantive work program for the design and construction community. Jointly hosted by the SMPS-NY New Jersey Affiliate and SMPS Philadelphia, this can’t-be-missed program represents the finest we have to offer—a lively and engaging discussion and networking opportunity that will help position your firm for the next 15 years of buildings, open space, transportation, and infrastructure projects at Rutgers University. Rutgers 2030 identifies a series of capital projects that support the strategic direction of each campus while accounting for capital projects already underway. As described by Rutgers, “input for the plan came from throughout the university, including survey responses from approximately 8,000 members of the Rutgers community, more than 30 presentations and town hall meetings, [and] discussions with faculty, student groups and administrators.” Broad input was necessary to complete the Physical Master Plan—and it will take broad involvement by the consultant community to make this vision a reality. Please join Antonio Calcado, Senior Vice President for Institutional Planning and Operations at Rutgers University and a member of the Rutgers 2030 Executive Steering Committee, and Christopher Paladino, President of the New Brunswick Development Corporation, as they share updates on the latest projects both underway and in the pipeline for planning, architecture, engineering, and construction services across all three Rutgers campuses. What’s more, President Barack Obama will be delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University. Is there any doubt Rutgers is the place to be this May!