School of Pharmacy Renovation & Addition
Notre Dame of Maryland University: Baltimore, MD
The School of Pharmacy is the first of its kind for a women’s institution of higher learning in the United States. It is the second institution in the state of Maryland to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and the only private institution to educate pharmacists. JPA’s involvement in the creation of the new pharmacy school building began with a feasibility study in 2006. It now houses the department of clinical and administrative sciences, the department of pharmaceutical sciences, and the office of experiential education.
After three phases of both new and renovated construction, the School of Pharmacy houses 39,000-SF of technology-rich classroom, laboratory and research space to accommodate 210 students and 40 faculty members. Chilled water, heating water, and laboratory compressed air services supporting the program of the new construction were installed within the ceiling of the initial construction phase and connected to the new facility via a utility trench. Air handling units and exhaust fans are integrated into an attic mechanical space with sloped ceilings while maintaining generous service access. Laboratory exhaust discharge is carefully routed into a masonry chimney feature, concealing the ductwork from pedestrians. Total construction cost of the LEED Silver facility was $14 million.
Photos © Alain Jaramillo Architectural Photography
Architect: Melville Thomas Architects, Inc.