Morgan State University celebrated the grand opening of its new Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall Student Services Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, October 22 in Baltimore, Maryland. The 142,000-SF, mixed-use facility is designed to support the University’s undergraduate, graduate, and executive educational and research programs, and features administrative offices, student support departments, a mechanical/data center, and a Grab and Go Café.
The new development enhances the vibrancy of Morgan State’s campus, showcasing sloped ceilings with wood accents, a massive video board inside its first-floor entrance, and a striking exterior incorporating Morgan State University orange that draws connections to both the historical setting and the new modern buildings on campus.
The award-winning project is representative of a robust partnership between Barton Malow and Morgan State that began in 2010 with the construction of Morgan State’s Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies.
The venture focused on a locally sourced workforce and diverse business partners with a significant portion of the total project volume being awarded to minority-owned contractors.
Accolades have been rolling in since construction completion earlier this year: including Society for College & University Planning (SCUP) Excellence in Architecture Honor Award; Architizer A+ Awards Finalist and Popular Choice Winner for Higher Education and Research Facilities; AIA Maryland Honor Award; AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design Award for Design and Grand Design; and AIA Maryland 2021 Public Building of the Year. Tyler Hall was also recognized by Engineering News-Record as a 2021 MidAtlantic Best Project in the Higher Education/Research category and was a finalist for the publication’s Project of the Year Award.
For more information, visit www.morgan.edu.