Johns Hopkins University’s Malone Hall opens to accolades!
In July 2014, JHU was proud to host the grand opening of their new 69,000 square-foot Malone Hall, which has been developed as the model for 21st-century networking and interdisciplinary collaborative research. The striking 4-story red brick and white marble Georgian-themed building houses three innovative research centers for the University. Having provided MEP design and construction phase services for Hackerman Hall, Gilman Hall and Mason Hall, which are also part of the Quad where Malone Hall is located, JPA joined the design-build team to provide similar services for Malone Hall, working with SLAM Collaborative and Whiting-Turner. The project is pursuing LEED Gold certification, citing sustainable design elements such as a variable-air volume underfloor air distribution system, radiant heating, a heat re-utilization system, energy recovery systems, LED lighting, daylight harvesting, and sub-metering of power and other building utilities. Engineers and scientists from many disciplines are now working side by side in the building, solving complex problems such as those being addressed in the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), which occupies nearly one-third of the building.