MMA’s Higher Education project reflect an approach that we utilize for all of our projects. Contributing not only to the development of this nation’s youth with our Pre – K – 12 school projects, we wish to help students further their education. We wish to provide students with a sense of efficiency, improve their facilities with great and unique design perspectives that nurture their learning experience. Our passion and innovative design approach is a direct result of MMA’s in-house environment that has been created and organized in a manner that allows our employees to comprehensively focus on every detail from project implementation to successful delivery.

Stevens Institute of Technology came to MMA when others said it was impossible to combine the financial aid, bursar and registrar offices. Stevens’ objective was to bring their three service areas together and make things easier for the students Our solution created a unified student center. The space became a functional, technologically advanced center that created a welcoming and comforting environment. 

Rutgers invited MMA to respond to an RFP, along with a select group of 5 architectural firms, to design the “Student One Stop and Commuter Lounge”. An exciting opportunity to work with one of NJ’s top institutions, this project would be sited along the iconic entryway to the upper campus of Rutgers-Newark at Boyden and Conklin Halls, a beacon on campus. Rutgers shortlisted MMA as one of the highest ranked firms, and MMA presented our updated vision to the steering Committee during our formal presentation, which including conceptual images and a walk-through animation.

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During his tenure at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and after earning his Bachelor of Architecture, Tom has spent close to Thirty Years in planning, design, construction and contract administration for a wide range of large and small-scale projects. He joined the company in early 1997 and as one of MMA’s Principals, he has been responsible for overseeing the growth and success of the educational design studio for the last two decades. His responsibilities include contract generation, establishing budgets for hard and soft costs, design consultant coordination, and overseeing construction administration and project close-out. Tom attributes his success to his attention to detail, and his ability to work effectively with all stakeholders.