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Project: Hagerstown Community College Student Center Expansion

Project Details

  • Client: Hagerstown Community College
  • Project Size & Type: Student Center Expansion & Modernization
  • Address: 11400 Robinwood Drive
    Hagerstown, MD 21742
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Project Description

Size & Type of Project - Student Center Expansion & Modernization

Founded in 1946, this campus is the oldest community college in Maryland. In 2012, the college decided to expand and renovate the Student Center building. The existing Student Center consisted of approximately 19,000 SF. The new addition is three levels and consists of approximately 29,230 SF. The enlarged and renovated Student Center will feature improved student lounge areas, study spaces and meeting rooms for campus clubs. Similarly, existing student services offices were expanded including the HCC Campus Store, the Student Activities Office and the Dean of Students Office. The Hilltop Grill was also enlarged from its previous seating capacity of 60 to 300 with outdoor dining space. Smart device charging stations were added as well as a walkway connecting the second floor of the Learning Resource Center to the college library. The improvements also included a 10,000 SF outdoor patio and recreation area bringing the total square footage of indoor and outdoor areas to more than 59,000 SF.

Structural framing systems consisted of a structural steel skeleton carrying elevated hollow core precast decks. The building is supported by typical spread foundations.

MCE Scope of Services

Meyer Consulting Engineers functioned as the Hollow Core Precast Structural Systems Engineer of Record for the project. Key MCE personnel include Lawrence S. Nagielski, P.E. (Principal-in-Charge/Quality Assurance), Sanjoy Bose, P.E. (Principal Project Structural Engineer/Production) and Terrance Cox, E.I.T (Project Structural Engineer).

Ground breaking was on September 12, 2014 with completion in October 2015. The construction cost was $15 Million.

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