McDaniel College | Merritt Fitness Center Addition
This project can be best described as a wrap-around structure encompassing two existing gym buildings. The two-story Fitness Center, faced with aluminum curtainwall and glass, is a concrete and steel structure. The high-ceiling main entrance and fore-court feature intricate paving patterns and the use of stone and glass. The rear entrance also features stone and glass. A student meeting area and café tie the two entrances together. Also included are new roads, parking areas, and landscaping. The project was constructed in the midst of a fully-occupied college campus—site safety and security were paramount. This project was a cover feature and an “Outstanding Building” in the American School and University Magazine’s Architectural Portfolio.