Lewis to Handle $34M Expansion at Towson University

May 16, 2014 – Lewis has been chosen to handle a $34 million expansion to Towson University’s Burdick Hall.

Towson University Burdick Hall

Click here for Baltimore Business Journal’s article on the expansion.

The project will involve a 95,000-square-foot addition that will create a state-of-the-art campus recreation facility inclusive of multi-purpose athletic courts, additional fitness and group exercise studios, offices and added support spaces.

Currently the firm is completing its second stint of renovations and upgrades to the existing student recreation and educational classroom building in preparation for the expansion that it was recently awarded.

“It’s an honor to have been chosen to construct this exciting new phase of improvements to Burdick Hall,” said Tyler Tate, President of Lewis Contractors. “This state-of-the-art facility will be another excellent offering for current and prospective Towson students.”

Work done by the firm during its two phases of comprehensive renovations and upgrades involves the replacement of major mechanical and electrical equipment and systems serving the gymnasiums, locker rooms, and the building’s lower level. Additionally, the entire HVAC system has been replaced with a more energy-efficient system using chilled water produced at the central utility plant. Lewis will also replace lower roofs and associated rooftop mechanical units and renovate the entire building envelope.

Work on the new expansion project is planned to begin following the completion of the current phase of work that is expected to be finished in September 2014.

The estimated completion year for Burdick’s expansion is 2017.

Headquartered in Owings Mills, Lewis Contractors has been involved in several recent capital projects on the Towson University campus including the construction of the  LEED Silver Certified  Public Safety Building and the 90,000-square-foot renovation of the University’s iconic Newell and & Richmond Halls.