Morgan State University CBEIS (Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies)

PUBLIC BUILDING OF THE YEAR AWARD

Morgan State University CBEIS
Baltimore, Maryland

Architect: Hord Coplan Macht|FREELON
Client: Morgan State University
Design Team: Hord Coplan Macht|FREELON
Landscape Architect: Mahan Rykiel
Civil Engineer: RK&K
Structural Engineer: Faisant Associates
Mechanical Engineer: James Posey Associates
Electrical Engineer:  Diversified Engineers
Contractor: Barton Malow
Photographers: Mark Herboth; Patrick Ross

JURY:  “This building deftly addresses the primary issues facing public architecture – social space, environmental impact, and fiscal restraint.  Working urbanistically, extending beyond its borders with its ‘street’, the building first acts to serve its neighbors and campus.  The simplicity and directness of the striated plan, creates the clear order – the play with natural light, and surface articulation, enliven the spaces – both the labs and atrium.  The aesthetic result of the sustainable strategies is commendable; the shading devices on the primary facade – simple, direct and elegant work functionally and symbolically for the stated program.” – John Kelleher, AIA

“The building’s simplicity, deliberate restraint, and strategic fenestration strengthen and enhance the design while providing a successful platform for a sustainable public structure.” – Robert Maschke, FAIA

“A well executed building that responds to site and climate. The façade is gracefully done and the interior spaces are gracious and inviting.” – William Williams

“This is a strong and restrained composition that stood out as a great architectural design with a clear timeless quality.  Simple, clean, well composed, not predictable, yet comfortable and human.  Great work!” – Michael Schuster, FAIA

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