After breaking ground on the $26 million Lanham Hall project at Prince George’s Community College last year, Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects and its partners have been hard at work on what M&D's Todd Grove calls a "transformation project."

The project will transform and repurpose the existing classroom building to a new facility to serve Prince George's Community College. The structure will improve the overall student and faculty experience by creating a one-stop shop that includes:

  • various student support and services;

  • centralizing Workforce Development and Continuing Education offices;

  • modernizing learning spaces for the Academy for Health Sciences Middle College High School; 

  • and housing the Campus Print Shop and Supply and Mail Rooms. 

So far, the team has completed erection of the West Addition steel, started MEP overhead and in-wall rough in on all levels, started interior framing installation on all levels, set rooftop equipment and completed masonry elevator and stair shafts.

Recent work has included installing windows in the masonry façade, installing the curtainwall system, installing the PVC roof, erecting steel for the lecture hall and zig zag corridor and starting interior finishes.

Lecture Hall View

Lecture Hall View

"One of the things we’re doing is recreating a multi-story lobby using high technology, high-performance material, which is exceptionally more energy efficient," says M&D's Peter Schwab.

The team also decided to rethink Lanham Halls’ hallways so that, rather than simply traversing from one end of the building to the other, students find inviting, informal nooks and work stations.

Lanham Hall: Exterior, Aerial

Lanham Hall: Exterior, Aerial

The project is expected to be be completed in mid-December 2017.


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