Renovations at College At Burlington County, Mt. Holly & Mt. Laurel, NJ
The 112-acre Mount Laurel Campus, opened in 1995, quickly became the most popular community college campus within the Burlington County system due to its convenient location at Routes 38 and I-295 itsaccess to the thriving business community in Mount Laurel and the region. It was designated the college’s main campus in 2015. However, the buildings were dated and needed to be renovated to meet pedagogical requirements.
L.R. Kimball was commissioned to transform the dated campus infrastructure into a vibrant learning and student-centric environment and add much needed faculty offices and conference rooms. The project also needed to accommodate the relocation of program areas from the nearby Pemberton campus, which was to be closed. In order to allow the campus to remain operational during construction, the project was executed in multiple phases to accommodate class schedules.
The project involved over 182,000 SF of improvements in six buildings:
- The Briggs Road Center renovation created a new identity for a former office tenant building by converting it to the new campus Health Sciences Center. The building includes state-of-the-art dental labs, a radiology suite, a sonography suite, nursing labs, and an EMT training lab with a custom designed ambulance simulator.
- Three new science labs were designed and constructed in the space of the former campus bookstore in the Science Center. Two existing labs were renovated to meet the current needs of the College.
- In the Technical Center, a large banquet space and lecture room were converted into several classrooms and small group rooms giving the College more flexibility in scheduling classes. Administration office expansion was also part of this building renovation.
- In Laurel Hall, the focus was to increase the number of faculty offices by reconfiguring existing offices and converting classrooms on each floor into faculty suites.
- The relocation of the College library from the Technology Building to a new building allowed for the area to be renovated into classrooms, small group rooms and a large student lounge
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