Towson University recently celebrated a major construction milestone on its new Science Complex. The topping out ceremony recently took place where the final beam was placed to mark the final height of the building. Members from the university, construction and design teams were present to sign the beam and enjoy some barbeque and ice cream.
The new Science Complex will open in fall 2020 as the largest academic building on TU’s campus. Located along York Road just south of the historic Stephens Hall, the building will contain:
- 50 teaching laboratories
- 30 research laboratories
- 50 classrooms
- 10 collaborative student spaces
- 8 lecture halls
- 1 outdoor classroom leading into the Glen Arboretum
The complex will also include a rain garden for stormwater control, planetarium, observatory, rooftop greenhouse, museum and vivarium. (source: https://www.towson.edu/facilities/construction/science.html)
This science facility is designed to efficiently and gracefully serve the present and future faculty and student needs on Towson’s historic campus. Internally, it will be a state-of-the-art design of both highly functional teaching spaces and collaborative environments for students visiting daily. The exterior will contribute to the evolving campus context while announcing its arrival on the campus’s York Road frontage.
Here are a few images from the groundbreaking: