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  Edgewood Commons Student Apartments, Frostburg State University, Page 26Edgewood Commons Student Apartments, Frostburg State University
3200 Elm Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212

Frostburg, Maryland
Total Square Feet: 153,343
Construction Period: June 2002 to Aug 2003 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Harkins Builders, Inc. - 2201 Warwick Way, Marriottsville, MD 21104
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Morabito Consultants, Inc. - 2625 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Schlenger/Pitz & Associates, Inc. - 15 W. Aylesbury Road, Timonium, MD 21093
CIVIL ENGINEER & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: A. Morton Thomas - 12750 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852

In collaboration with Academic Privatization, Inc. and Harkins Builders, Probst-Mason designed Edgewood Commons, a private student apartment community on the Frostburg State University campus in Western Maryland.

The sloped site was an exciting challenge for the design team. Once the location of a lucrative coal mine, the geotechnical and structural teams faced the challenge of providing a stable foundation system for the four-story building that houses 404 bedroom units, a total of 107 suites. Though mostly four-bedroom suites are provided, some two-bedroom suites are incorporated into the design.

Each bedroom suite is provided with a spacious living room with bay windows, adequately sized bedrooms, a dining area, and kitchen facilities. Each unit is also equipped with a dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator, and clothes-washer and dryer. Each suite is wired for cable access; however, data connectors are wireless.

Each floor includes a student lounge and vending machine rooms. The first floor common area in the North wing has a spacious multi-purpose room with a wrap-around porch for interior and exterior functions, as well as fitness facilities and video/game rooms.

The building's U-shaped plan encloses a courtyard area with an attractive naturally-tiered amphitheater to be used for concerts, plays, and other various school functions.

DIV 03: Unit Pavers: Nitterhouse Products; Cast Stone: Hoyle Stone Products
DIV 06: Millwork/Trim: Fypon.
DIV 07: Insulation: Owens Corning; Shingles: Certainteed; Flashing & Sheet Metal: Copper Sales; Gutters & Downspouts: Englert Inc.
DIV 08:
Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer; Metal Clad Doors: Therma-Tru®, Benchmark; Doors & Frames: Markar Architectural Products; Pre-Hung Doors: C&S Doors.
DIV 09: Gypsum: United States Gypsum, National Gypsum.

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