College Hall (In Progress)

“To be able to finally work on the design and construction of College Hall after working at Montclair State University since 2000 has been one of the greatest milestones of my career. The building’s rich history and status as an icon for the university has allowed us to create a unique brand for our campus and the student’s we serve. Finally, after more than a century of use this tired building will be restored in all its glory to continue to serve as our our new “student services center” to enhance the student experience.  It will continue to be our flagship and icon for another 100 years.”

– Frank Cunha III
University Architect

College-Hall-Plans

It’s Back to the Future for Montclair State’s Iconic College Hall

Project Information: Click Here to Learn More

My Role: University Facilities, University Architect

Architect of Record: HMR Architects

Client: Montclair State University, Student Development and Campus Life 

Phase 1 Construction Schedule: 2017-2018

Phase 2 Construction Schedule: 2018-2020

Phase 2 Status Update: Construction Documents; Plan Review & Bidding


New Computer Science Facility for College of Science & Mathematics

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Mallory Hall, a 52-year-old, three-story, 34,400 GSF facility, is being renovated primarily for Computer Science instructional and research programs. The renovation will include a new addition to the building in the form of an additional floor resulting in a four-story 43,800 GSF facility. This renovation include space for offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, teaching and research labs and two specialized centers (Cyber Security/Forensics and Data Science) for public events and teaching forums. The building will also be life cycle renovated to include a new heating and cooling system, plumbing and electrical upgrades, life safety systems replacement, environmental systems remediation, new flooring, ceilings, and walls, and a new exterior façade and roof system. The building has been designed to implement sustainable features including very energy efficient lighting, lighting controls, low-flow plumbing fixtures and state of the art mechanical systems. Mallory Hall is currently under construction.

Project Team:
Client: Montclair State University, College of Science & Mathematics
Project Manager: Chris Danish
Owner’s Representative: Frank Cunha III, AIA, University Architect
Architect of Record: Clarke Caton Hintz
Contractor: Delric Construction
AV Integrator: Sony Corporation
Telecommunication: Commercial Technology Contractors, Inc.
Photographer: Mike Peters


School of Nursing & Graduate School

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The new School of Nursing & Graduate School is a transformation of an existing four-story, 49,000 SF building located at the heart of Montclair State University’s campus in Montclair, NJ. The project entailed a complete interior renovation providing state-of-the-art facilities for the University’s burgeoning nursing program as well as our graduate studies program.

Three floors are dedicated to the school of nursing clinical training program. Work included a modern nursing skills laboratory, simulation labs with observation rooms, a mock quarantine room, debriefing rooms, anatomy and physiology labs, support and prep space as well as renovations to existing tiered lecture halls and faculty offices.

Student amenity space was augmented to include vastly improved lounge space for impromptu student get-togethers and study sessions. The building was improved to respect the original architectural fabric of the campus in a post modern “Spanish Mission” revival style.

Project Team:
Client: Montclair State University, School of Nursing, Graduate School
Owner’s Representative: Frank Cunha III, AIA, University Architect
Architect of Record: Clarke Caton Hintz
Contractor: Hall Building Corporation
AV Integrator: Sony Corporation
Telecommunication: Commercial Technology Contractors, Inc.
Photographer: Jeffrey Totaro