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Morgan State University Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Open its New Student Services Building

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.

Barton Malow team members and Morgan State University administrators gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new student services building.

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.

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