EDISON — Middlesex County College recently celebrated the opening of its West Hall, a one-stop facility designed by DMR Architects to enhance the communication flow between students and school administration.
DMR visited several universities and colleges in the Northeast in order to design Middlesex County College’s building to support the School’s new business model.
The two-story, 32,000 square foot building at Parkside Drive and College Drive East, will allow the college to house departments for enrollment management, including admission, financial aid, advising, registration, scholarships and student accounts in one building to replace offices that are currently in two buildings.
“There is a lot of competition for New Jersey students from out-ofstate schools,” said Donald Drost, Jr., executive director of Facilities Management, Middlesex County College, said in a news release. “DMR helped us create something groundbreaking that will appeal to local high school students while increasing functionality and communications among departments, and decrease redundancy of efforts and time for students and administrators.”
“This was an exciting challenge for us to design a building that would properly support an entirely new business model for the school,” said Lloyd Rosenberg, president and chief executive officer of DMR Architects. “Middlesex County College is a trailblazer in recognizing that investing in an easier administration process today will lead to a better learning experiences for generations.”
West Hall is the second building that DMR Architects has designed on the Middlesex County College campus, along with David B. Crabiel Hall.
DMR has designed several educational facilities in the past 12 months including Monmouth University’s Pozycki Hall, a 20,000-square-foot, two-story multi-functional building, plans to repurpose a medical building into the new La Scuola d’Italia which is currently under construction in New York City, and Hudson County’s new High Tech High School, currently under construction in Secaucus.
The firm has also designed buildings at Bergen Community College, Raritan Valley Community College, Ocean County College, Fairleigh Dickenson University, and National Education Technology Center University in Nigeria.
Headquartered in Hasbrouck Heights, DMR Architects is a full-service architectural firm specializing in architecture, master planning, sustainable design, programming, interior design and construction administration. Founded in 1991, DMR serves a diverse client base in all market sectors, including public, corporate, education, residential and healthcare.
This article originally appeared on myCentralJersey.com.