April 10-12, 2014
Crossroads & Grassroots: The Intersection of Architecture and Engineering in Planning and Design
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Dundalk/Sollers Point High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
1901 Delvale Avenue
Dundalk MD 21222
Parking is in a small lot in front of the school or street parking on any of the various streets around the school.
GWWO Architects & Perkins Will Architects
Educational Systems Planning
The new Dundalk/Sollers Point High School complex is a new $78 million 365,307 square-foot facility will have two separate high schools sharing common core facilities on the existing Dundalk High School site. Dundalk is a comprehensive high school while Sollers Point is a career and technical school. The high school complex is the single largest project undertaken by Baltimore County Public Schools. Dundalk High School will accommodate 1,226 students and Sollers Point Technical 722 students with a combined size of 300,265 square feet. A major feature of the building is the atrium which contains the café space of the Sollers Culinary Arts program and the shared Media Center. The school opened in August 2013.
Baltimore Design School: Baltimore City Public Schools
1500 Barclay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Seawall Development Corporation
Educational Systems Planning
The Baltimore Design School is an adaptive reuse of an abandoned 1915 historic factory building which will serve as a new Baltimore City transformational middle and high school. The 120,000 SF renovation will serve the fashion, architecture and graphic design program for the new school. Baltimore Design School opened in the fall of 2011 in a temporary building with grades 6/7. The school incubated for two years in the temporary building while construction was completed on the new space. The completed adaptive reuse renovation opened in August 2013 and by 2016 it will be a full 6-12 school. The historic nature of the school requires innovative technology infrastructure pathways which don't allow surface mounted raceway, communications outlets on exterior brick walls, and requires more extensive use of wireless technology. The design focuses on creating a collaborative and progressive educational environment in which technology is integrated into teaching and learning. In all three design areas students will produce small scale conceptual models, plans, elevations, sections, axonometric and perspective drawings. Students will translate hand drawings to computer-aided drawing. Internships with architecture firms complete the process as students work in the professional world.
Classroom AV systems shall include a combination of content origination sources, input sources and display devices to provide a rich multimedia experience within the classroom and studio environment. The system shall be integrated with other classroom equipment such as the LCD projector, laptop, DVD, telephone and data networks.