Master Planning Services

Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Campus Facility Analysis and Master Plan

Development of a 20-year master plan for the Columbia campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) to provide a means for implementing a long-range vision. Serving deaf children from birth to eighth grade, the three buildings total 95,000 sf and include Baker (a dormitory), Denton (middle School, gym and auditorium) and Steiner (elementary school and cafeteria); services included a field survey to assess overall physical condition and maintenance/life cycle cost issues, a code compliance assessment, code review and analysis; programming services to develop a plan and building functionality; cost estimate for improvements, renovations or new construction; and an implementation plan.

Architect: Murphy and Dittenhafer
Location: Columbia, MD
Completed: 2020

University of Baltimore, Academic Center

Planning studies supported preparation for renovation of the 217,000 GSF facility to replace and/or upgrade building infrastructure. This followed a project to update the Ten-Year Master Plan. At that time, 13 buildings including this one, were studied and evaluated.

Architect: GWWO
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Completed: 2017

University of Baltimore, Master Plan Update

Facility assessments were conducted of 13 buildings on campus utilizing observations, assessments, and discussions; included space utilization evaluations, MEP system assessments and energy management system analysis, documentation of space utilization and determination of program needs for the buildings.  Services included reviewing all existing documents for each building, surveying the buildings, documenting the existing building systems’ current conditions along with life expectancy.

Architect: GWWO
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Completed: 2016

Montgomery College Master Plan Studies

This phased project involved a MEP study of the College’s Facilities Renovation and Construction Program comparing sample projects against industry standards for similar facilities; preparation of options to consider for MEP systems design and procurement; and a report of findings with detailed computerized energy use modeling of HVAC systems on both campuses evaluating central plant versus de-centralized HVAC options, multiple energy conservation components and criteria to be incorporated into “Montgomery College Design Standards.”

Architect: Marshall Craft
Location: Rockville & Germantown Campuses
Completed: 2012