Gilman Hall Renovation

Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore, MD

This $59M renovation on the Homewood campus restored the 1915 iconic centerpiece building to its former grandeur. Upgraded classrooms and faculty offices were infused with modern technology but retained many historical elements of the 146,000-SF building. Much of the work was related to life safety and energy conservation improvements, and program driven elements which incorporated the 10 departments from the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Unique aspects of the renovation included conversion of former library stacks to 15,000-SF of additional academic space, and conversion of an existing large interior light shaft into a new 4,000-SF atrium with associated smoke evacuation system. The existing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems were replaced throughout the entire building and closely coordinated with the building’s historic character. The LEED Silver Certified project was the first LEED certified building on the university’s Homewood Campus.

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Architect: Kliment Halsband Architects

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