The new academic center, of approximately 53,000 sf, contains facilities designed to significantly expand the resources of this campus to respond fully to the needs of the Burlington County College (BCC) diverse student body. The facility houses twenty classrooms, flexibly designed to function as computer classrooms with 24 students or as class/seminar rooms with 30 students. The basic teaching mission of the facility is augmented with a large group lecture room and a self-schedule computer-training lab on the ground floor. Formal and informal student activity, study and lounge space is accommodated on the ground floor adjacent to registration and student support functions. The placement and siting of the facility completes a significant component of the campus master plan, flanking the existing “tech center” and shaping the institution’s academic quadrangle. The building uses BCC’s established architectural vocabulary of traditional red brick, cast stone trim and sloped metal roofs in order to maintain and expand the dignified campus character.