Owner

Bergen Community College

Location

Paramus, New Jersey

Total Area

60,000 sf

Scope

Architecture and interior design services

Consultants to RSA provided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, lighting, acoustics, technology and security design

Photo Credit

© David Sundberg/Esto

West Hall Communication Arts Building Exterior View
West Hall Communication Arts Building Interior View
West Hall Communication Arts Building Exterior View
West Hall Communication Arts Building Exterior View
West Hall Communication Arts Building Exterior View
West Hall Communication Arts Building Exterior View
West Hall Communication Arts Building Exterior View

West Hall Communication Arts Building

Program

New, multi-disciplinary arts education facility, encompassing: television and radio broadcast and teaching studio suites; instrumental music performance and composition labs; 75-seat performance hall and recording suite; and graphic and fine arts labs with exhibition hall

Challenges

Creating a formal gateway to the campus

Enhancing the College's standing through design excellence

Creation of facilities rivaling private universities on a limited budget

Organizing various educational program requirements into a cohesive whole