Prince Frederick Hall

College Park, Maryland
University of Maryland
WDG Architecture, PLLC
186,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Gold (targeted)

Clark and design partner WDG Architecture constructed the Prince Frederick Hall project, a design-build dormitory for the University of Maryland (UMD). The new dormitory is located just east of the Robert H. Smith School of Business on UMD’s College Park campus.

Prince Frederick Hall is a new 470-bed, six-story residence hall, with one below-grade level. The scope of work also included the relocation of Preinkert Drive, a main traffic artery on the campus, and construction of a satellite central utility building on the basement level, which will generate and distribute chilled water and steam to several adjacent buildings. The building features traditional and suite-style dorm rooms on each floor, a communal kitchen and energy star, and water-conserving appliances. 

There is lounge and study space on each floor along with an 140-seat multipurpose room and 75-seat seminar room on the main floor of the building, with two smaller seminar rooms on the ground floor.


The project was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. The building’s location on the University’s south campus defines a new lush quad for passive recreation. Residents are provided interior bike storage with additional exterior bike parking for residents and guests. Other sustainable features include bio-retention ponds, permeable paving, and on-site vehicle charging stations.

S2N Technology

S2N managed the installation of the structured cabling, security, audio visual, and distributed antenna system.