University Park Student Housing, Salisbury State University|
Probst-Mason, Inc. Architects
3200 Elm Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211
Total Square Feet: 217,430
Construction Period: Sep 1999 to Aug 2000
General Contractor: Harkins Builders, Inc. - 2201 Warwick Way, Marriottsville, MD 21104
Structural Engineer: George Evans Associates, a Member of McLaren Engineering Group - 2227 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Schlenger/Pitz & Associates, Inc. - 15 West Aylesbury Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Landscape Architect: McCrone, Inc. - 119 Naylor Mill Road, #6, Salisbury, MD 21801
University Park Student Housing, located at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland is the extension of the traditional character of the southern traditional building. The architecture is characterized by Georgian proportions, Maryland terra cotta covered red brick, and off-white German siding with traditional cornicing.
A new campus community has been established consisting of seven residential buildings and a clubhouse. These buildings provide four bedroom suites that are complete with kitchen, living-dining room, two bathrooms, and a laundry room. The total occupancy is 576 students and a two bedroom manager's apartment is included.
Sensitivity to the community in a project such as this was extremely important. The site design places buildings along curving community streets with parking areas set back from the living units. This permits landscaping, thus creating a bucolic peacefulness rather than a rigid community.
The site does not appear crowded as landscaping, building placement, and the community building (clubhouse) all work together. The clubhouse is complete with a beach volleyball court, a swimming pool, and a storm water collection basin that remains full forming a reflecting pond.
The clubhouse is approximately 5,000 square feet and contains a large lobby, a fitness center, a TV/sitting room, a university-run deli, a lounge with a fireplace, toilets, and the leasing office.
As a fast-project, design work on the project began in February 1999. Cost of construction was finished without Errors & Omissions change orders by a thorough and compatible design, construction development, and management team.
DIV 07: Building Wrap: Dupont Tyvek Weathization System; Vinyl Siding: American Legend by Wolverine; Fiber Cement Siding: Certainteed.
DIV 10: Architectural Columns: Fypon.