Rockland Community College’s Technology Center was the first permanent construction to take place on the school’s grounds in over 20 years. McLaren Engineering Group designed this three-story, 100,000-square-foot structure—which houses over 90 faculty offices, 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, a lecture hall and computer laboratories. The building increased classroom capacity on the Suffern, NY campus by approximately 40 percent and is LEED Silver certified.
McLaren’s team assisted with site selection for this project, studying four possible locations. McLaren also provided civil and structural engineering services for the building design. McLaren prepared the structural design, which integrated exposed braced frames of the lateral system into the architectural expression of the building. McLaren generated plans for the drainage, utilities, grading and site layout—while overseeing construction details, specifications and administration. In 2007, this project was named Tappan Zee Large Project of the Year by the New York Metropolitan Section, Lower Hudson valley Branch, American Society of Civil Engineers.