U of MD Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center

Providing Classroom Space for 10,000 Students Daily
This signature building is destined to be one of the most popular and heavily-used on campus, and it is a dramatic step forward educationally. Up to 10,000 students per day from across campus will learn there. It will give students every educational advantage that you'd expect from a world-class university.
Wallace D. Loh, President, University of Maryland
Location: 
College Park, Maryland
Client: 
University of Maryland
Architect: 
Ayers Saint Gross
Contract Value: 
$40,000,000
Size: 
95,800 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2016
Certification: 
LEED Gold
Sector: 

The new, 95,800 square-foot facility is located on the university's College Park campus.

To prepare for the new academic building, Clark and its team first demolished the university's Shriver Laboratory and part of Holzapfel Hall. Clark then renovated 27,400 square feet of Holzapfel Hall and constructed a 63,400 square-foot addition. The scope of work also included constructing a 5,000 square-foot central utility building as well as performing site and utility improvements.

The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center accommodates 2,000 students in multiple classrooms ranging in size from 80 to 320 seats. All spaces are equipped with the latest classroom technologies managed from a centralized technology service unit. This is the first new building on campus dedicated solely to classroom space in 50 years. The university estimates that 10,000 students take advantage of the facility every day.

The project earned LEED Gold certification.