Floura Teeter worked with representatives and architects from the University of Maryland to reimagine and reconstruct the north plaza and entrance to the Stamp Student Union. The project location serves as a crossroads for myriad circulation movements including pedestrians and cyclists moving between on-campus housing to the student union, as well as vehicles accessing nearby parking garages and adjacent service access for trash and deliveries. Ensuring safe movement and access of all users during and after construction was of paramount concern. To ease conflicts during construction the design proposes a new accessible curb ramp and crosswalk and phasing of construction to maintain an accessible building entrance on-site throughout the duration of construction.
Floura Teeter guided design for complete reconstruction of the plaza focusing on improving the site’s aesthetics and functionality for improved circulation, accessibility and place-making for student gathering. Our services included site grading, drainage design, planting design, and coordination with product manufacturers as we developed details and specifications for custom seat-walls and stand-alone seating elements, custom tables with USB charging capability, and new site lighting. Construction administration services were provided including review of RFI’s, shop drawings, material samples and mock ups.
Project Category: Education
Location: College Park, MD
Client: University of Maryland
Contractor: DPR Construction
Engineer: Wallace Montgomery
Project Costs: $1,600,000
Landscape Construction Costs: $370,000