Hood College

Beneficial-Hodson Library and Technology Center

LOCATION

Frederick, MD

PROJECT SIZE

66,500 sf

SERVICES PROVIDED

Mechanical
Electrical
Plumbing
Fire Protection
Lighting
 

Hood College

Beneficial-Hodson Library and Technology Center

The renovation project consisted of approximately 66,500 square feet of space within the existing Library for a new Learning Commons that will create a student-centric facility combining the functions of a library, laboratory, classroom and lounge into a single community gathering space. Leach Wallace provided full design services (schematic thru construction documents) as well construction administration services. New features to the library include a 50 percent increase in study seats, 16 new collaboration rooms, Café, Office of Academic Services, Information Technology help desk, and Tutoring spaces. Also included were new archives and special collections space with dedicated reading room, Computer lab, Seminar-style classroom space for three doctoral cohorts, increased daylight from glass walls on south and east sides, an expanded board room and Improved ADA accessibility and energy efficiency.