Home to admissions and other Student Services, Calvin & Tina Tyler Hall at Morgan State University provides a gateway to this North Baltimore HBCU campus, welcoming first-time visitors and providing a range of programs for students and community members. The building occupies the transition zone between the original, traditional campus architecture to the north and the more recent contemporary buildings to the south.
The entry plaza located on the 2nd floor is designed as an extension of the main campus pedestrian corridor. It provides generous arrival space for visitor buses and potential students with open space for student gathering. Informal seating areas accommodate admissions groups and current students – areas articulated by contemporary paving patterns and casual furniture. Abundant planting features shade trees and low shrubs/perennials for complete visibility throughout.
A lushly planted, 10,000sf green roof on the third floor serves faculty, staff and as special event space for the University President, affording direct views back to the historic campus core.
Stormwater treatment is visibly showcased throughout the site and the building has achieved LEED Silver certification.
Project Category: Education
Location: Baltimore, MD
Client: Morgan State University
Contractor: Barton Malow
Architect: Architect-of-Record: GWWO, Inc./Architects; Design Architect: Teeple Architects
Project Costs: $80,000,000