Bowie State University

Student Union | Bowie, MD

COST
$40M
 
COMPLETION DATE
2013
 
SIZE
85,000 SF
 
250 Seats
 
ARCHITECT OF RECORD
Grimm + Parker Architects
Baltimore, MD
 
DESIGN ARCHITECT
WTW Architects
Pittsburg, PA
 
MISC
3-Story Building
 
Open Kitchen Concept
 
Demonstration Kitchen
 
Catering Kitchen
 
SUSTAINABILITY
LEED Gold Certification
 
AWARDS
The American Institure of Architects
Maryland Architecture
Excellence in Design Awards 2014 - Submitted
 

With a growing student population, Bowie State University needed more space for co-eds to eat, study and, perhaps most importantly, embody and enhance student community on campus. Plans began for a brand new, 95,000 square feet, three-story student center. The completed, modern building features retail dining, student lounge spaces, a game room, multi-functional study spaces, a 250-seat theater, the campus bookstore, and an AYCE dining hall. Notably, this was the first building on campus to kick-off BSU’s sustainability commitment by meeting LEED Gold Certification standards. 

 

With freshly prepared food, a variety of seating options, private dining areas, and beautiful views of the campus, this building has now become a vital hub of campus with the dining hall at the heart of it. It’s open kitchen concept and food demonstration areas create an inviting and enticing gathering spot within. 

 

PUBLICATIONS
Maryland ArchitectsExcellence in Design Awards 2014, September 12, 2014 - Project Sheet