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August 31, 2010

UMBC Breaks Ground on LEED Silver Residence Hall Addition September 3, Noon


Eleanor Lewis

Baltimore, MD – On September 3, UMBC will celebrate the construction of its first LEED Silver building – an addition to Patapsco Hall, which is scheduled to open in fall 2011.

The event begins at noon on the lawn outside of True Grits dining hall by the construction fence (Poplar Avenue). It will include remarks by President Freeman Hrabowski, Vice President for Student Affairs Nancy Young and President of the Resident Student Association Carl Gruhn. A reception will follow.

The $14.8 million project includes:

*189 new beds

*The university’s first green roof. This roof will also be used for research by faculty and students.

*Classroom in Patapsco lobby

*New volleyball and basketball courts

*Improvements in accessibility for the disabled at Susquehanna Hall and in the existing Patapsco Hall, including new elevators

*Landscaping, outdoor gathering areas and pedestrian paths

The project designer/builder is KBE Building Corporation and Newman Architecture, PC.

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Posted by elewis at August 31, 2010 9:51 AM