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  • September 16, 2015

    New Mathematics & Science Hall Opens at CCBC

    Next week, the Community College of Baltimore County, GWWO, and associated design architect Ellenzweig, will celebrate the completion of the new Mathematics and Science Hall on the College’s Catonsville Campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  This excitement comes on the heels of GWWO and Ellenzweig’s recent selection to design a major expansion and renovation of the Health Careers Technology Building on the College’s Essex Campus.  

    The new Mathematics and Science Hall stands as a key connector between the College’s Main Quad, the Center for the Arts and a parking lot to the north, thereby placing the building on display.  Massing for the new construction is broken down into three components: atrium, planetarium and laboratories.  The two-story glazed atrium provides a visually light separator between the sculptural, three-story planetarium and laboratory volumes.  Field stone, masonry and glazed aluminum curtainwall—expressed in horizontal lines—clad the laboratory volume and further break down its mass, while playing against the vertical drum form of the planetarium to create a dynamic asymmetrical composition.  The $33.9M phased renovation and major addition totals 99,715-SF and includes over 34,000-SF of state-of-the-art laboratory and adjacent support spaces, as well as a planetarium, classrooms and lecture halls.  Designed to achieve a minimum level of LEED Silver certification, the facility will be the second sustainable building on the College’s Catonsville campus.