Rendering of Media Center at Essex County College, Newark, NJ Media Center at Essex County College, Newark, NJ (Photo by Kate Glicksberg/RSC Architects)

NEWARK, NJ—A state-of-the-art media center and student lounge opens this month at Essex County College’s main campus in downtown Newark. Designed by RSC Architects, the renovated 18,800-square-foot “Information Commons” has 140 computer workstations, seven classrooms, breakout rooms, open lounges and a computer lab—creating an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, creativity and relaxation.