Southern Management Corporation Campus Center - University of Maryland, Baltimore

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Southern Management Corporation Campus Center - University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, Md. 2012

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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: Mondo

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

Dryers: UniMac

Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater

Flooring: Armstrong

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.

Multipurpose: Mondo

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

Washers: UniMac