The AIA New Jersey Committee on the Environment (AIA-NJ COTE) recently presented DMR Architects with the 2012 AIA-NJ COTE Top 10 Green Projects Merit Award for DMR’s work on John C. Bartlett, Jr. Hall at Ocean County College.
John C. Bartlett, Jr. Hall is a LEED Silver Certified Building located on the College’s main campus in Toms River, N.J. The academic building, completed in 2009, provides classrooms, computer labs, faculty offices, and meeting spaces for the College, which has a steady 7% annual increase in enrollment.
The modern academic space doubles as a teaching tool for the College’s more than 10,000 students, faculty and staff, and nearly 100 monthly visitors. Permanent educational signage throughout the building highlights sustainable aspects, which include car charging stations, rooftop solar modules, high efficiency windows, and recycled, locally manufactured materials. In addition, the College utilizes the building to host children’s camps that provide Ecological Environment and Arts courses. +