The Architecture & Engineering and Construction Services groups in Facilities Management coordinate all projects involving new campus construction and renovation. Information and images of campus construction projects completed within the last five years are provided below.
TU in Northeastern MD
Completed August 2014
Towson University constructed a 60,000 gross square foot building on the campus of Harford County Community College to support our TU in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) program, which improves access to baccalaureate degree programs for students in the region. The building provides academic and support space to seamlessly transition students from two- to four-year degree programs.
Campus Site & Safety Phase II
Completed August 2014
This project focused on making two key areas of TU’s campus easier and safer to navigate. A pedestrian bridge was constructed above Osler Drive to aid students traveling from the West Village residential area to the campus's main academic precinct, and a new traffic light was installed to make vehicle travel safer. A pedestrian walkway was also constructed to increase accessibility from the southeast end of Linthicum Hall (closest to “the beach”) east along Cook Library to Newell Hall.
Health and Counseling Centers
Completed January 2014
This project renovated the former Ward and West residence halls into office, clinical and programming space for the university's Health and Counseling Centers. It included the construction of 9,000 square foot addition to connect the buildings, provide lobby space and allow for ADA accessibility. The project is making way for the outdated Dowell Health Building to be demolished as part of the construction of the College of Health Professions building, and is providing much-needed space for the Counseling Center to accommodate our growing student body.
Completed Winter 2012
This project includes the development of a new campus gateway off of Towsontown Boulevard near Burdick Hall. Marked by brick pillars and a large, open plaza, the gateway will serve as a major campus access route, giving Towson University's campus the main entrance that it's always lacked. The gateway is designed to give campus visitors a sense of arrival and serve as an entry point for the entire campus community.
Completed Fall 2013
Tiger Arena is a companion arena that connects to the Towson Center. The addition contains 5,000 seats, state-of-the-art video screens, entertainment suites/boxes and expanded lobbies. Construction on the approximately 90,000 square foot addition was completed in fall 2013.
The two-story Public Safety Building contains administrative and support space for Towson University's Office of Public Safety, which includes the Police Department and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. The 25,000 square foot building is located east of General Services and is accessible via an access road from Towsontown Boulevard.
The renovation of Newell and Richmond Halls--the university's oldest residential facilities-- included the complete restoration of the buildings' exteriors, interior renovations to increase the buildings' accessibility, and replacement of the buildings' aging mechanical and electrical systems. The renovated buildings house the same number of student beds, but feature an improved aesthetic and better accommodations for students.
The construction of the largest academic building in the history of TU's campus was completed in two phases. The first phase, completed in August 2009, included the design and construction of 100,000 square feet of the nearly 300,000 square foot building, as well as the expansion of the campus's Central Utility Plant to provide the necessary infrastructure to support campus growth. Phase two encompassed the construction of the additional 193,000 gross square feet which connected to phase one to complete the building.
Anchored by two large open atriums, the LEED Gold-certified building houses general purpose classrooms and computer labs for classes containing between 25 and 90 students. The building contains faculty and departmental offices, meeting rooms, study lounges and a small café. It also provides much-needed specialization space to support the Psychology Department, including an animal vivarium, research space, observation rooms, and a children's clinic.
The first two phases of the nearly 1300 bed West Village Housing complex are complete, with additional phases outlined in the campus master plan. The first phase of the project opened in August 2008 and created two residential buildings in the area west of Osler Drive, near the Towson Run Apartments. The buildings, known as Paca House and Tubman House, were financed using a public-private partnership and contain nearly 160,000 square feet of space and approximately 650 beds for freshman and sophomore students. Phase two of the project created two additional residence halls, Douglass House and Barton House, which are mirror images of the phase one buildings but were constructed with system funding. All four buildings contain single and double-occupancy rooms as well as communal lounges, study space, meeting rooms and community centers. The buildings offer wireless internet and sound mitigation systems to reduce the transfer of noise between rooms.
The LEED-certified West Village Commons building is an 85,000 gross square foot mixed-use facility that supports the residential population of the campus's West Village precinct. The building features dining, retail, meeting, office and other student service spaces that enhance the area's living and learning environment, contribute to the development of its community, and serve as a central gathering space for residential students. Construction on the project began in summer 2009 and was completed in August 2011.
The West Village Garage is a 489,000 square-foot parking facility located west of the Towson Run Apartments in the West Village precinct of campus. Construction on the six-story garage began in August 2010 and finished in August 2011, providing 1,500 parking spaces for TU students, faculty/staff and visitors. The garage also features LED lighting, which consumes 50% less electricity than standard garage fixtures.