Design by the Numbers | Molloy College - Design Bureau


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Design by the Numbers | Molloy College

Monday, August 26th, 2013

By Jordan Mainzer
Photos by Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography


Eight years—that’s how long it took BRB Architects to realize its design for Molloy College’s new campus center. Delayed multiple times, the center, whose planning started in 2004, finally opened last year to rave reviews from students. The space has helped transform Molloy from a commuter college to a 24-hour learning community. BRB Architects design director Mark Maljanian tells us about the digits that made this one-of-a-kind campus center worth the wait.

4: LCD TVs that cover the walls of the simulation room in the Information Commons, a combination printing room, Internet library, and group study area. “The goal was to build a collaborative and technologically enabled environment,” Maljanian says.

150: Beds in the new residence hall built simultaneously with the campus center. “[It gives] Molloy the ability to offer on-campus living to those who wish to have a more complete campus experience,” Maljanian says.

57,000: Square footage of the new campus center. “The design of the campus center is considerably more expressive than anything on campus previously,” Maljanian says. “Students’ response to the building has been overwhelmingly positive. The place is packed at all hours.”

550: Seats in the new campus center theater. “The Madison Theater allows more folks from the surrounding community to visit Molloy College and to experience the vibrant learning community it has become,” Maljanian says.

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