New School of Management, Delaware State University|
The Marshall Group, LTD., Architects
11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #11, Reston, VA 20190
Total Square Feet: 95,903
Construction Period: Nov 1996 to May 2000
Construction Manager: EDiS - 110 S. Poplar St., #400, Wilmington, DE 19805
Structural Engineer: Carson K.C. Mok, P.C. - 9001 Ottawa Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: John L. Christie & Associates - 5028 Wisconsin Ave., NW, #200, Washington, DC 20016
Tele-Comm Engineer: Paragon Engineering - 708 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809
Lighting Design: The Lighting Practice - 327 North 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fire Protection Engineer: Systems Approach - 3 Mill Park Court, Newark, DE 19713
The design of the new School of Management at Delaware State University is the result of a program developed during a dynamic process in which the former Dean and members of the faculty participated with the architects.
Like previous work by this architect on the Delaware State University campus, the design was conceived to be in context with its surrounding environment while continuing to elevate the quality of architecture to continue to express the recognition that good architecture in educational facilities stimulates positive gains in teaching and learning. This new facility is another element in the campus revitalization and continues the focus on facility quality improvement. The University is well on its way to reaching their goal of making this a walking campus and the siting of this building furthers this goal by as another element in the campus academic quadrangle. The facility is fully responsive to the ADA requirements and the state of Delaware Architectural Accessibility Criteria.
The design incorporates state of the art distance learning systems enabling students and faculty to collaborate with other institutions of higher learning nationally and internationally. The system includes uplink and downlink interactive audio visual links with other institutions of higher learning as well as the corporate world. In addition to the distance learning class rooms, the 350-seat auditorium also has this capability. Plus, each seat in the auditorium is equipped to permit students to plug in their lap top computer. During the design process the former dean remarked that he could "envision the day when the state of Delaware would elect to utilize the auditorium for the State Bar and CPA exams with the candidates being able to immediately receive the results of the exams electronically."
In addition to the normal business and economics curriculum the New School includes a Hotel and Restaurant Management curriculm. To accomodate this training, the building includes a state of the art commerical kitchen and dining facility designed to train the chefs and restaurant and hotel managers of tomorrow.
The facility was also constructed by the process which the architect designates as a "slow-fast track." This terminology is the result of the necessity to keep construction fund obligation in sequence with the state legislatures appropriation of funds. To facilitate this approach, the administration engaged, under seperate contract, a construction manager, EDiS of Wilmington, Delaware. The architects worked closely with EDiS to develop the construction documents into separate bid packages that were compatible with the funds, while fixing the final project completion date. The building was occupied in May of 2000, and has been well received by the students and faculty.
Exterior Walls - EIFS: Dryvit; Brick Veneer: Glen Gery Brick; Aluminum Windows:
EFCO Corporation; Columns: Plastrglas, Inc.; Lighting:
Roof - Single-Ply EPDM: OMNOVA Gen Flex; Metal: Berridge Manufacturing.
Floors - Quarry Tile & Ceramic Mosaic: Dal-Tile; Porcelain Tile: Crossville Ceramics; Carpet: J & J Carpet; Tile Grout: Bostik Hydroment; Wood Flooring:
Interior Walls - Paint: Sherwin-Williams; Vinyl Wall Covering: Bolta; Acoustical Ceilings: Armstrong.
Elevators - Delaware Elevator.