Towson University, University Union
HENRY ADAMS provided the mechanical and electrical engineering services for the $96.1M est., 256,000 GSF renovation and expansion to the Union. The goal of the project was to achieve the University’s vision for developing a student-focused facility. The other objective was to address maintenance concerns in the existing building. The University Union is the hub of student social life on the Towson campus.
The overall project includes a renovation of 171,000 SF (completed in 2022) and an addition of 85,000 SF (completed August 2021) to the existing building, totaling 256,000 SF. The existing building was designed for a renovation that includes space alteration, building system distribution reconfiguration, upgrade and/or replacement, and new finishes.
Highlights of the project include a 300-seat auditorium and movie theatre; a new food market inspired by local markets such as R House and Mount Vernon Marketplace including seven food outlets; a 15,000 SF ballroom, a relocated and expanded Career Center; and double the current student activity space, including new and expanded meeting areas.
The mechanical scope involved HVAC and associated building controls. The electrical scope involved building power distribution, emergency system evaluation and design, short circuit and coordination study, and lightning protection design. Additional services included life cycle cost analysis, preparation of design development drawings and final working drawings and specifications. The project was designed to achieve LEED Gold using Revit modeling for typical and unique spaces to what is regarded as a Level 300 or general design level.
Project delivery method: CM at Risk.
|Location||Towson, MD 21204|