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The Universities at Shady Grove Camille Kendall Academic Center

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The Universities at Shady Grove Camille Kendall Academic Center

  • The Universities at Shady Grove Camille Kendall Academic Center
  • The Universities at Shady Grove Camille Kendall Academic Center
  • The Universities at Shady Grove Camille Kendall Academic Center
  • The Universities at Shady Grove Camille Kendall Academic Center
  • The Universities at Shady Grove Camille Kendall Academic Center

Skanska provided construction management services for the Camille Kendall Academic Center located at the Universities at Shady Grove campus. The new 198,000-SF building houses enhanced classrooms, computer rooms, open class laboratories, and related support spaces for student services, administrative, faculty, storage functions. Other specialized areas include food service, bookstore, lounge, central computer control center, and the telecommunications center for the entire campus. To accommodate this rapidly changing industry the Camille Kendall Academic Center was designed as a “speculative university building”, a building flexible and generic enough to accommodate future changes in technology and curriculum.

The project received LEED® Gold Certification. A new parking lot constructed prior to beginning the project uses an aeration and filtration system that filters the runoff water before it reaches the underground water table. The topsoil and trees removed from the area for construction were stored and used for the grounds subsequent to the completion of the building.

The project incorporates far-ranging operational cost-saving initiatives, including reduced energy consumption, the use of high-efficiency equipment, HVAC systems with demand ventilation and the introduction of natural daylighting, as well as building envelope performance that exceeds ASHRAE requirements. The building’s southern exposure and an array of photovoltaic panels mounted on high rooftops capture solar energy, while a “green” roofing system reduces heating, and cooling costs and storm water runoff.

Contacts

Pamela Monastra
SVP, Head of Communications
Skanska USA Inc.

Facts

Service: Construction
Mark segment: Higher education
Start date: 2005
Completion date: 2007
Clients: University of Maryland, College Park
Country: United States
City: Rockville
Project status: Completed

Awards

Washington Contractor Award for Best Sustainable Project: New Construction
The Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan Washington, DC. 2008
Washington Contractor Award for $75-150 Million: New Construction
The Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan Washington, DC. 2008
Award of Excellence for Best Green Building
MD/DC Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) 2008
Public Building of the Year Award, Green Building Design
Maryland AIA, 2007

Certifications

LEED