Construction has commenced on Ocean County (N.J.) College’s new social science center, designed by Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.-based DMR Architects. DMR, assisted by French & Parrello, Holmdel, N.J., and KS Engineers, Newark, N.J., is designing the building to be LEED certified. Ocean County College’s continued surge in enrollment, which has increased an average of 7% annually, necessitated construction of the 30,000-sf facility. The building will feature classroom space, computer labs, faculty offices, student and staff lounges, storage areas, and a conference room. The $12 million project is on schedule to be completed in September 2009.