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Academic Commons


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Project Name

Salisbury University Academic Commons

Project Location

Salisbury University Main Campus
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801

Project Size

  • 221,037 Gross Sq. Footage
  • 150,386 Net Assignable Sq. Footage

Project Type

  • Student Commons/Library

Design Team

  • Owner:  Salisbury University, via the University System of Maryland   (USM)
  • Architect:  Ayers Saint Gross   (Baltimore, MD)
  • Consulting Architect:  Sasaki Architects   (Watertown, MA)
  • Contractor:  Gilbane Building Company   (Laurel, MD)
  • Mechanical & Plumbing:  Mueller Associates   (Baltimore, MD)
  • Electrical:  WFT Engineering with Mueller assist   (Gaithersburg, MD)
  • Fire Protection:  WFT Engineering   (Gaithersburg, MD)
  • Energy Modeling:  Sustainable Design Consulting   (Washington, DC)
  • Civil Engineering:  Site Resources Inc.   (Phoenix, MD)
  • Landscape:  Floura Teeter   (Baltimore, MD)
  • Structural:  Cagley & Associates   (Rockville, MD)
  • Lighting:  MCLA   (Washington, DC)
  • Kitchen:  Birchfield Jacobs   (Baltimore, MD)

Project Description

Scheduled to open in fall 2016, the Academic Commons building will include:

  • Library space, Collections and Bound Periodicals
  • Areas for public events including outdoor platform facing The Square
  • Seating areas for quiet study
  • Research space and specialized materials
  • The creation of digital publications
  • Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
  • Center for Student Achievement (CSA)
  • Café
  • Carillon (48 bells, 4 octaves, keyboard and foot pedal play + pre-programmed music)
  • Computer Instruction Labs
  • Classroom Labs
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Dedicated 24/7 space for student use
  • Security Office
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibit Areas
  • Math Emporium
  • Conference Rooms
  • Faculty Development Studio
  • Graduate Commons
  • Assembly Room (for up to 400 people)
  • Board Room
  • Offices

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