Middlesex County Community College
Middlesex County, NJ
Built between 1966 and 1970, Middlesex County College’s biology and chemistry labs, located in Main Hall and L’Hommedieu Hall had reached their life expectancy. The College commissioned L.R. Kimball to design a new Science Building. The new two-story, 35,000 square foot South Hall Science Building features 7 biology labs, 5 chemistry labs and 2 general science labs.
Designed to foster collegiality, corridor spaces are minimized to lend a strong sense of community and ample areas for collaboration. The L-shaped building’s courtyard space creates a new campus green. A two-story atrium at the intersection of the building’s wings becomes a glowing lantern at night, giving the building a strong identity.
Collegiate red brick was utilized as the major material with light stone accents introduced to add scale and detail. To achieve LEED Gold status, the building features an abundance of natural light, providing both user well-being and reduced lighting costs. Shaded glass on the south, east, and west facades minimize solar gain within the building, thereby reducing energy costs.
With completion of the South Hall Science Building, a new link was added to connect to the re-purposed Allied Health labs in L’Hommedieu Hall.
“Middlesex County College had a very successful experience working with L.R. Kimball and our students are now benefiting from their work.”
Donald R. Drost, Jr.
Executive Director, Facilities Management
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