UPDATED :: Hard Hat Tour of the Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies

Hard Hat Tour of the Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University designed by Hord Coplan Macht in association with The Freelon Group

Saturday March 24th 10:00 a.m., COST $15

Don your hard hat and join us as we get an exclusive behind-the-scenes preview of the Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure, which is anticpating a LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC. The tour will be led by Project Manager Julie Wilson, AIA and by the Dean of Architecture and Planning, Dr. Mary Anne Akers. Also attending and ready to answer all your technical questions will be Project Principal Tom Spies, AIA LEED AP and Project Manager Jeff Kreshtool, AIA of Hord Coplan Macht.

The Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) will be a 126,000 GSF shared facility for academic engineering and design programs at Morgan State University. The Center will house research and instructional programs for Civil Engineering, Transportation, Architecture, and Planning in a highly collaborative environment within and among these disciplines.

CBEIS is being designed as a gateway building on the northern edge of the Morgan State campus. It will also create a strong link with and relate to the existing campus. The building will interact with two very different environments: the urban context along Perring Parkway and the natural landscape of the Herring Run Watershed. CBEIS will be the link between these two environments.

Along with the site and the program, Morgan State has mandated that the new facility be at the forefront of sustainable design practices, utilizing high performance materials and systems, serving both as a demonstration and an incubator of responsible planning, design, engineering and cutting-edge technology. The minimum requirement for the CBEIS building is to achieve LEED Silver certification, however, LEED Gold or Platinum certification is being targeted as not only possible, but strongly probable.

Some of the specific features of CBEIS include:

  • 34 Classrooms/Studios/Computer Labs
  • 100 Offices
  • 10 Group Study Rooms, Conference Rooms, Jury Roos
  • 4 Labs
  • Model Shop
  • Atrium spaces with skylights
  • Lounges
  • Green Roof
  • Loading/Service and 300 Parking spaces.

CBEIS was designed by Hord Coplan Macht in association with The Freelon Group, an architectural firm located in Durham, North Carolina which is currently designing the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The projected occupation date is Fall 2012. For more information please visit the Morgan CBEIS site here.


Due to the construction, this tour is limited. Please RSVP. A limited number of hard hats will be available. If you have one, bring one!

Please RSVP to Tracey at baf@baltimorearchitecture.org



(also payable by check or cash on day of tour)


Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering
Morgan State University
5299 Perring Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21214

Please park on the street and meet in front of The Clarence M. Mitchell Engineering Building at 10:00 a.m.

Campus Map:: Mitchell Building #35 (top of map on Perring Parkway)