College Park City Hall
Henry Adams provided the MEP/FP engineering design for the new $43M, 90,000 SF, Class-A City Hall and University Office Building. The building design has a connected atrium, as well as first floor retail space, and a prominent public plaza. It includes an adjoined parking garage to meet a majority of the parking needs. The project was designed to meet LEED Silver at a minimum, and a goal of LEED Gold (pending certification).
The focus of the project is to redevelop a prominent location as well as to demonstrate the cooperation and shared vision of the City of College Park and University of Maryland for an improved “College-City” environment.
The College Park City Hall was designed to meet the needs of its specialized public functions. This includes a building lobby with service windows and information counter, a City Council chambers with private conference room, state of the art audio-visual equipment, cable television recording studio, staff area and public seating, City Department offices, public meeting and conference rooms, as well as storage and shower facilities.
The University Office Building space will be adjoined and compatible with the rest of the City Hall. The ground floor of the building is anticipated to become retail space. There will also be a public plaza that will occupy the Baltimore Avenue frontage and will include programmable space, seating and other street furniture, landscaping, and public art.
The mechanical scope includes HVAC and associated controls, as well as sanitary, venting, water, and gas. Henry Adams assisted with planning energy and water efficiency goals. The electrical scope includes power and lighting. The fire protection scope includes fire alarm and sprinkler systems. Fire protection design will detail service entrance, locate zone assemblies and sprinkler mains, and include a performance specification for sprinkler system layout.
|Location||College Park, MD|
|Owner||City of College Park|