Towson University | Burdick Hall Addition
This project provided for the expansion of Burdick Hall, a mixed-use facility including classroom and recreational sports programs. This project included construction of an approximately 94,500 GSF addition and connection of previously completed Phase 2 and 3 (which Lewis also performed) that provided new pedestrian walkways, site lighting, and utility upgrades. The addition includes gymnasiums, administrative offices, fitness center, locker rooms, and support operations space.
The project site is in a constrained, mid-campus location, and a significant portion of the campus’ main utility lines run through the site, many at significant depth. Existing conditions and project constraints severely curtailed the amount of forensic and investigative work that could be accomplished, forcing the design team to rely upon decades-old as-built documents in addition to their own utility locating efforts. Additionally, known utilities were in a densely packed configuration, often in the way of the structural design. The Lewis team encountered and bypassed a range of utilities, including sanitary, stormwater and steam lines, several telecom and electrical ductbanks.