The Route 5 Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements project is underway. This project includes the realignment of the Trinity Church Road entrance at Route 5, brick paved sidewalks, bicycle paths, architectural lighting, and relocation of the northern crosswalk at Trinity Church. This project will also provide improved handicapped accessibility along the Route 5 corridor and to the waterfront.
Archives for September 2014
The new sign was installed in front of the Office of Admissions building giving viewers information about the geothermal heat pump that was installed last summer. The system is predicted to save 50% in heating costs, and 30% on cooling costs.
The Anne Arundel Hall Replacement Project has begun. The old building has been razed with construction of the new building scheduled to begin early Fall 2014.
We are pleased to welcome Maury Schlesinger, Planning and Facilities new Capital Project Manager/Planner. Maury’s office is located at The White House. He can be reached at ext. 3077 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction for the new Campus Center Parking Lot is complete!
Construction began Fall 2013 on Mill Field Parking Lot with 186 spaces being added and the entrance into the parking lot being realigned with Old State House Road to enhance safety. This environmentally friendly lot uses open cell turfstone pavers that allow rain water to pass through them and absorb into the soils underneath thereby significantly reducing storm water runoff. The new parking lot can now comfortably accommodate Faculty and Staff, Calvert Hall Student Residents with a decal as well as commuter students and visitors.
This past June 2014, the Office of Sustainability funded the installation of eight (8) new EZ H2O Water Fountains with refillable container capabilities. The goal of this project is to encourage the use of refillable water bottles and reduce the use of throw away plastic bottles. Locations for these new water fountains are:
- Queen Anne (second right)
- Dorchester (second right)
- Caroline Hall (second right)
- Prince George Hall (second right)
- Goodpaster Hall (first floor)
- Campus Center (bottom floor)
- ARC (by the weight room)
- Schaefer Hall (lobby).
- Wireless Internet Installation
- Lobby expansions which included new furniture and paint for PG Hall, Dorchester Hall and Caroline Hall
- Dorchester Hall Foundation Drainage Replacement
- Window replacement in Queen Anne Hall and May Russell Lodge.
- Dorchester Hall gutter replacements.
- Replacement of Townhouse (Greens) Heat Pumps (coming soon).
- Replacement of all exterior doors for Queen Anne Hall, PG Hall, Dorchester Hall and Caroline Hall.
- Laundry Rooms were painted and new furniture and equipment were in-stalled in Townhouses (Greens), The Crescents, Waring Commons, Lewis Quadrangle, Queen Anne Hall, Dorchester Hall, PG Hall and Calvert Hall.
- Installation of new study room furniture for Calvert Hall, Caroline Hall, Queen Anne Hall, Dorchester Hall and PG Hall.
- Campus Center Balcony and Stairs resurfacing.
- Over 200+ Campus Light Poles painted.
- Renovation of St. Mary’s Hall basement.
- Design began for Dorchester Hall and Queen Anne Hall Air Conditioning for projected Summer 2015 installation.
- New Fountain installed in Garden of Remembrance.
Please join the Department of Planning and Facilities in welcoming our new Sustainability Fellow, Shelby Kalm. Shelby can be reached at The White House, ext. 2093 or email her at email@example.com.
The Sustainability Office is in the process of forming a diverse committee of passionate individuals to generate green ideas and solutions to campus issues. We are looking for students, staff and faculty interested in sustainability, whether it be one specific idea or just a general interest in being green! First-years and transfer students welcome, no large time commitment required! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SMCM has received a Federal Transportation Alternatives Grant to design and build bike paths across campus! The 15-year Campus Master plan includes plans for an extensive network of bike paths to keep pedestrians and bikers safe.