September 21, 2010

Clark Begins 20-Story Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Housing Project

BALTIMORE, Md. – In July, Clark Construction Group, LLC, with joint venture partner Banks Contracting Company, began construction on the 20-story Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Housing project on the 900 block of N. Wolfe St. in East Baltimore. Developer Education Realty Trust awarded Clark/Banks a $43.5 million contract earlier this year. The 276,000 square-foot building will have 321 apartment units with beds for 576 students from the nearby Johns Hopkins medical campus. 

The building will be a post-tensioned, cast-in-place structure on top of caissons with a skin that includes brick, metal panels, a stacked window wall, and punched windows. The first eight floors are each 18,000 square feet. Floors 12 through 20 are each 12,000 square feet and form a distinct tower. Amenities within the completed project will include a roof terrace, fitness room, lounge, and central lobby. Three retail spaces, totaling 8,000 square feet, will be built on the street-level. 

The project is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Among the planned sustainable amenities is an extensive green roof on the ninth floor. 

The Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Housing project is expected to be complete in June 2012.