Bowie State University Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Nursing

Location: 
Bowie, Maryland
Client: 
University System of Maryland
Contract Value: 
$70,000,000
Size: 
150,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2016
Certification: 
LEED Gold (targeted)

The 150,000 square-foot center will provide Bowie State University with state-of-the-art classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, and computer labs.

A three-story elliptical multipurpose room, clad in curtain wall, anchors the building’s south elevation. Additional unique building features include a green house, integrated into the exterior aesthetic, and a three-story atrium with skylights. The building exterior will consist of metal panels, terra-cotta tile, and curtain wall façade, with terra-cotta baguettes. Portions of the curtain wall system will utilize dynamic glazing, which can change its shading factor and performance characteristics based upon outside conditions. This element, along with other sustainable features, will help the building achieve a LEED Gold certification.

Once the facility reaches substantial completion, the project team will demolish the existing Crawford Science Buildings, making way for a new campus greenscape.

Design is underway and construction will begin in the summer or fall of 2014. Substantial completion is scheduled for 2016.