28 November 2018
Towson’s Student Union is making headway on its transformation into a more functional and exciting space for the University’s growing community. The dated building has served Towson University for over 45 years and is in need of a major facelift. Extensive renovations and an 85,000 SF addition will properly accommodate the range of activities Towson plans on providing to its students.
The “new” $84M, 256,000 SF building includes a 300-seat auditorium and movie theater among other new spaces. The enhanced dining experience will feature a new food market inspired by local food marketplaces around Baltimore. Anticipated food outlets include Dunkin’ Donuts and Chick-Fil-A. Other key features of the project include a 15,000 SF ballroom, relocation and expansion of the Career Center, expanded meeting areas, and maximized student activity space.
The primary goal of this project is to expand and renovate the Union to achieve the University’s vision for developing a student-focused facility that supports the campus community and accommodates the growing student body. The building was initially designed for a university population of 9,000 students. Towson University has outgrown its union and is in need of a facility that supports their 22,000+ enrolled students.
Construction kicked off this fall. The Union is one of the most utilized buildings on Towson’s campus. To avoid having to halt all activities within the Union, the project is split up into two phases over a period of 36 months so areas of the building will remain open and in use.
Henry Adams provided the MEP engineering design for the exciting project expected to be complete in 2021.