Tom Fantacone's successful and enduring partnership with Middlesex County College (MCC) in Edison, NJ began in 1987 with the commission to design the Technical Services Center. Over 30+ years, the collaboration saw the design and construction of eight building projects and a Facilities Master Plan:
- Technical Services Center (now Billy Johnson Hall) - a 45,000 SF, two-story building housing engineering disciplines and computer-related programs.
- Instructional Resource Center - a 40,000 SF, two-story building which connects to the Library and Johnson Learning Center, creating a study and learning complex. The Center houses an expansion of the library to house much-needed study and collaborative space, computer labs, faculty offices, and a distance learning classroom.
- Gateway Building - a 5,000 SF building situated at the College's main entry gate serves to welcome visitors to the campus. The Gateway Building houses a welcome center, and police and security offices for the campus.
- Blue Colt Bookstore?- a 12,000 SF facility housing the college bookstore.
- Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies - a 40,000 SF, two-story building comprised of engineering and science labs for academically-gifted high school students in the County, who take college level classes and use the college cafeteria and physical education facilities.
- College Hall Renovation - complete renovation of the existing student life center created a more vibrant facility with comprehensive building system upgrades.
- Performing Arts Renovation and Addition - addition of a studio theater and expanded entry to the existing Performing Arts venue on campus.
- South Hall Science Building - a 40,000 SF, two-story science building houses 14 chemistry, biology and general science labs, faculty offices, and support functions.
- Facilities Master Plan 2012 - the master plan outlines facilities improvements, additions and new structures to serve as a blueprint for campus growth over the next 10 years.
Tom's work with MCC built upon the unique campus context with a cohesive aesthetic vocabulary. These projects represented nearly $60 million in construction value over the 30-year period of the collaboration.
These projects were completed by Tom Fantacone prior to joining Posen Architects.