Decker Student Center v2.0
After decades of solid service, the Decker Student Center at McDaniel College is in need of new looks, function and feel. Foodservice venues need to be modernized and upgraded, new student gathering and activity opportunities need to be provided, and more accessible student support space is required. Not to mention the typical infrastructure, code and energy efficiency upgrades necessary in the modernization of an aging facility.
MCA is working with College staff and students to redefine the student experience in this central campus activity hub. Following on tremendous success with MCA’s design for the renovation of the main Englar Dining Hall, our design team is creating a more integrated, relevant and modernized facility, working with the program ingredients of student activity, gaming, and meeting spaces, bookstore, a satellite dining venue, a convenience store and student support services. MCA is teamed with Colburn & Guyette, accomplished foodservice consultants out of Boston, noted nationally for their recent work at Boston University.
Newcomer Hall tops out
The exterior restoration and interior renovation of historic Newcomer Hall at the Maryland School for the Blind hit a milestone in September, 2018 with completion of much of the exterior envelope restoration. Following Department of the Interior Guidelines and as approved by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), the exterior facade of the c: 1910 masonry façade has undergone a complete restoration, now reaching completion as removal of the elaborate construction scaffolding, which encased the entire structure, begins.
Newcomer Hall is one of several buildings that MCA has been working on with Maryland School for the Blind for the past three years, as part of a major capital improvements initiative. The MCA designed Andrews Hall re-opened in 2017. Construction on Newcomer Hall and the adjacent Case and Campbell Halls is expected to last through July, 2020.
University of Maryland Shore Medical Campus at Cambridge
Marshall Craft Associates has designed a new free standing medical facility to be built in the City of Cambridge, Maryland. The building will be a two story, 82,000 square foot facility that functions as an Emergency Medical Facility as well as a Medical Office Pavilion with ambulatory care services to serve the community’s medical needs.
The first floor will house the Emergency Department along with medical lab spaces, an infusion suite, medical imaging suite, and an outpatient behavioral health program. The first floor will also have access to a docking station for a mobile MRI unit and a heliport for rapid patient transport to further expand the facilities capabilities.
The second floor will have a full outpatient surgery suite as well as spaces for outpatient imaging and rehabilitation. The remainder of the floor will house suites for pediatrics, cardiac diagnostics, outpatient procedures, and primary care.
This new facility is being constructed as a replacement to the UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. The building is under construction and is set to be completed in the summer of 2021.
The Retrievers Activities Center
First built in 1969, and with its most recent addition in 1999, the Retriever Activities Center (RAC) was outdated and did not compare to other comparable universities’ student athletic and recreational facilities. In order to provide improved facilities for intercollegiate basketball, volleyball and the athletics administration, UMBC constructed a new Event Center which made more space available in the RAC for student recreation uses. UMBC’s goal was to enhance the student experience and promote fitness and wellness.
Marshall Craft Associates, Inc. (MCA) was selected to create the Program for the improved facility and modernize the facility by expanding recreation space and upgrading existing systemic building systems. When completed, the RAC will provide significantly upgraded facilities for student recreation, raise the energy efficiency of building systems, and extend the useful life for the building as a whole.