January 31, 2018—Following a soft opening last weekend, Lewis Contractors joined Towson University on Wednesday in officially celebrating the successful completion of the multi-year renovation and the campus’ fitness center and educational classroom building, Burdick Hall.
Originally constructed in 1973—when TU’s enrollment was a fraction of what it is today—the Burdick Hall gymnasium has received a 94,000 SF, three-story expansion and 8,000 SF of renovation to convert the once overrun athletic building to one of the most comprehensive recreation centers throughout the State of Maryland.
Exciting features guests will find in the reimagined Burdick Hall include two multi-activity courts—with rubber athletic flooring lined for volleyball, badminton and Futsol—five studios for group fitness classes—including a state-of-the-art cycling studio, a “skills studio” with retractable heavy bag system, speed bags and boxing equipment—and 22,000-square feet of open fitness floor space for cardio with all new cardio machines, strength training machines, and free weights.
Even more revolutionary is the inclusion of a sprint hill and simulated stadium stairs for interval training, a new outdoor adventures center with its re-opened 33’ tall climbing wall, and Ninja Warrior style training course based upon the popular television show.
This new addition to Burdick Hall utilizes natural lighting through extensive glass curtain wall systems overlooking the Towson University campus. Work on this project also included administrative offices, locker rooms, new pedestrian walkways, site lighting and utility upgrades. This project is the third project Lewis Contractors has completed in Burdick Hall in the last decade—earlier phases included a systemic mechanical/electrical and systems upgrade in 2011 and a building envelope improvement project in 2013.
“We are delighted to have joined Towson University’s project team on this reimagining of Burdick Hall,” said Tyler Tate, President of Lewis Contractors. “It is an honor to have a role in creating this leading-edge health and wellness facility and to have touched a space that will improve the lives of so many students.”