Residence Tower

Towson University • Towson, Maryland

A Comprehensive Renovation of a 444-Bed Residence

The renovation of the 14-story Residence Tower, a signature building on the campus of Towson University, involved major upgrades to both the interior and exterior of the circa-1972 structure. Optimizing energy efficiency and student comfort within the 102,000-square-foot, LEED® Gold building was a primary objective, involving the incorporation of several sustainable measures.

The tower houses 444 students in a quad-style residential setting, with four quads per floor. The two lower levels were transformed into community space, with a large kitchen, game room, laundry area, study lounges, a conference room, and other common areas. The upper floors were fully renovated with new bathrooms and room layouts, enclosed study spaces, and open community lounges on every floor.

Architect

DCI Architects

LEED Facts

Level: Gold
Type: LEED for New Construction
Status: Certified
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LEED® Facts

Towson University Residence Tower

Towson, MD
LEED for New Construction
Certified

  • Category: 
    GOLD
    Rating: 
    63*
  • Category: 
    Sustainable Sites
    Rating: 
    19 / 26
  • Category: 
    Water Efficiency
    Rating: 
    8 / 10
  • Category: 
    Energy & Atmosphere
    Rating: 
    12 / 35
  • Category: 
    Material & Resources
    Rating: 
    9 / 14
  • Category: 
    Indoor Environmental Quality
    Rating: 
    10 / 15
  • Category: 
    Innovation
    Rating: 
    4 / 6
  • Category: 
    Regional Priority Credits
    Rating: 
    1 / 4

Client History

2024: College of Health Professions; Perkins + Will
2024: Glen Towers Improvements; Design Collective
2018: Residence Tower Renovation; DCI Architects
2015: Burdick Hall Generator Replacement
2014: Burdick Hall Renovation; Marshall Craft
2014: Camus Utility Study
2013: Linthicum Hall Renovation
2010: Hawkins Hall HVAC Upgrade
2009: Cook Library AHU Replacement
2008: Cook Library Archives Renovation & Expansion
2006: Center for the Arts; Wilson Butler Lodge Architects/Design Collective
2004: Chilled Water Plan and Distribution System Study and Improvements
2004: Center for the Arts, Modifications to Medium Voltage Electrical Services
2002: Enrollment Services Building HVAC Replacement
2001: Campus Utilities Upgrades
1999: Fine Arts Building Chiller Replacement
1999: Newell Dining Hall Renovations
1999: University Union Building Addition
1997: Boilers 2 and 3 Replacement
1995: Cook Library Computer Room

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