Bowie State Natural Science Complex

Location: 
Bowie, Maryland
Client: 
University System of Maryland
Contract Value: 
$88,000,000
Size: 
150,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2017
Certification: 
LEED Gold (targeted)
Sector: 

This 150,000 square-foot center provides 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 which integrated into the exterior aesthetic, and a three-story atrium with skylights. The building's exterior consists of metal panels, terra-cotta tile, and a curtain wall façade with terra-cotta baguettes. Portions of the curtain wall system feature dynamic glazing, which can change its shading factor and performance characteristics based upon outside conditions. The building is targeting a LEED Gold certification based upon this element and other sustainable features.

Awards: 
ENR Mid Atlantic - Award of Merit, Higher Education, Research