Situated at the top of the sloped campus, this 50,000-SF, state-of-the-art new facility serves as the “gateway” to the core of the College’s academic facilities. A landscaped courtyard created between new and existing facilities unifies the complex and creates informal gathering space.

Within the building, views out to the surrounding countryside are emphasized. Natural light floods lounge and study spaces. Faculty offices are strategically positioned to have direct access and visual communication to both the lab areas and the public circulation.

“The firm has demonstrated an excellent ability to listen to our needs, and to transform them into a design solution.” – Ethan A. Seidel, Vice President, McDaniel College



  • 13 modular biology/chemistry teaching labs
  • Specialty animal testing labs, greenhouse and darkroom
  • Shared storage areas and support facilities