Southern Management Corporation Campus Center - University of Maryland, Baltimore
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center - University of Maryland, BaltimoreBaltimore, Md. 2012
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is part of the dense urban fabric of the city’s west side. With most of its 6,100 students residing in graduate programs distributed among five separate urban colleges, the university lacked a true focal point for student life and public events. The objective was to create a vibrant new campus center that would serve as a catalyst for student programs, public events and a new sense of community spirit. The added challenge was to construct this facility on a tight site.
The resulting five-story facility combines 60,000 square feet of student life components with a 40,000-square-foot recreational/fitness/wellness center that also includes dining and lounge spaces, a 250-seat banquet room, student-organization offices, and conference and meeting spaces. Highlights include a comprehensive fitness center, a five-lane lap pool, a whirlpool, a wellness center and a rooftop patio. The top floor of the facility connects to a gymnasium and fitness area located on the top floor of an adjoining parking garage.
The exterior architecture is a creative blend of design based on the campus master plan and input from various neighborhood groups. A prominent tower delineates entry to the building while creatively responding to the streetscape along the busy thoroughfare it fronts.
Project DetailsArchitect: Whitney Bailey Cox Magnani LLP; Baltimore, Md.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: WTW Architects; Pittsburgh, Pa.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Counsilman-Hunsaker; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $43.4 million
Square Feet: 110,000
Occupancy: October 2009
Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Tanita Corp. of America
Badminton Equipment: Porter Athletic Inc.
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Gared Sports
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems
Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness
Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Cardiovascular Equipment: SCIFIT Systems Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Star Trac
Cardiovascular Equipment: TRUE Fitness
Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway
Court Panels/Glass Walls: Court Co., The
Divider Curtains: Performance Sports Systems
Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater
Flooring, Aerobics: Aacer Flooring
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free-Weight Equipment: Intek Strength
Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness
Lockers: Republic Storage Systems Co.
Misc. Sports Equipment: Spalding
Misc. Sports Equipment: Ektelon Racquetball/Fitness
Misc. Sports Equipment: Power Systems
Misc. Sports Equipment: Reebok
Misc. Sports Equipment: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Racquetball/Squash Courts: Aacer Flooring
Saunas/Whirlpools: Baltic Leisure, Div. of Penn Sauna
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Swimsuit Extractors: Perey Turnstiles
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Inc.
Wall Padding: Performance Sports Systems