Higher Education

Outstanding Design – Classrooms

Our Rector Science Complex project for Dickinson College is featured in the August 2014 issue of American School & University for the Educational Interiors Showcase.

EwingCole Completes First Design-Build Project for the United States Military Academy

West Point, NY (March 2012) – EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and interior design firms, is the Designer of Record for the recently completed $98,000,000 relocation of the US Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) from Fort Monmouth, NJ to the grounds of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point.
“The mission of USMAPS is to provide focused academic, military and physical instruction in a moral and ethical environment, and to prepare, motivate and inspire candidates for success at the USMA,” said John Capelli, AIA, principal and leader of EwingCole’s government practice. “The team developed design solutions that support this mission while leveraging the natural opportunities of the site.”
The 57-acre campus development includes the following:
• 73,000 sf classroom and administrative buildings
• 87,000 sf athletic and fitness space
• 14,000 sf dining and exchange facilities
• 246-bed student quarters
• 3 NCAA athletic fields
Site constraints led to the configuration of the building as a continuous ribbon stretched along the edge of a large, open plane on a steep hillside. This freed virtually the entire plane for athletic fields with little disturbance to the forested hillside, a primary amenity of the site. A gently curving drive leads to the center of the academic block – the heart of the school.
“The new campus seamlessly integrates comfortable dormitories and dining facility, modern classrooms, well-placed office space, and a state-of-the-art athletic complex into an extremely functional and aesthetically pleasing design,” said Col. Tyge Rugenstein, USMAPS Commandant, who took weekly walk-throughs of the site as construction progressed.
Phase I was completed […]

EwingCole and WTW Architects Team Up to Design New “Fusion” Building

Philadelphia, PA (June 2012) – EwingCole, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm, in a joint venture with WTW Architects, has been selected by East Stroudsburg University (ESU) to design the new Keystone Commons building.
According to ESU’s 2010 Campus Facilities Master Plan, it was determined that the Center for Hospitality, the University Center, the Computing Center and the Kemp Library were inefficient buildings in need of extensive renovations to accommodate the needs of an increasing student population. In lieu of investing in these aging buildings, ESU determined it was more practical to bring these programs together in a new Keystone Commons.
“Trending on higher education campuses across the country is the design of facilities that collocate previously separated student activities,” said Chuck Rudalavage, AIA, LEED AP, principal of EwingCole’s Higher Education Practice. “The fusing of these four programs into a centrally-located Commons is a tremendous opportunity to change the face of student life on the Campus.”
In order to maintain continuous operations, the 269,000-square-foot Keystone Commons is being constructed in two phases. The first phase is approximately 162,000 square feet and expected to be complete by 2015. The building is being designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and will include digitally interactive spaces for group projects, an art gallery and the University’s campus-wide data center. The project’s estimated construction cost is $90m.
About EwingCole:
In practice for over 50 years, EwingCole is an architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of more than 320 professionals. EwingCole is a leader in the design of government, healthcare, academic, cultural, science and […]

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Andrew G. Truxal Library

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EwingCole Completes Community College Library Expansion

Anne Arundel’s Library nearly doubles, turns high-tech and green

Washington, DC (November 2012) — EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and interior design firms, is pleased to announce the completion of the $17.2 million, Andrew G. Truxal Library expansion and renovation at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. One of the three original buildings from the 1968 campus, the Truxal Library is now nearly doubled in size and completely upgraded technologically.

“As is true of most college libraries, the Truxal Library is the soul of the institution,” said John Chase, EwingCole architect. “The Library plays a critical role in campus life for both students and faculty.  Truxal is now state-of-the-art technologically and energy-efficient, with new areas for private study, collaborative research, and relaxing between classes.”

The expansion added 32,000 sf to the south side of the existing 45,000 sf structure, which is located adjacent to the College’s entrance road. The new two-story glass façade, emphasizing new technologies, is the first image of the library seen by visitors to the campus. According to school officials, positioning the addition on the south side, the last remaining open area on the central campus, reasserts the library as the focus of the academic quad while creating a new iconic image for the College.

Inside, a double-height space contains individual and shared computer work stations and surrounding group study rooms for collaborative learning.  The full-height glass is embedded with a ceramic pattern to control sunlight and reduce glare on the computer screens.

Features of the new library include

134-seat Technology Learning Center
224 […]

EwingCole Wins Design-Build Award

United States Military Academy Preparatory School is $198 Million Success Story
 Philadelphia, PA (July 2012) – EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) is the recipient of a 2012 Design-Build Merit Award, given by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

EwingCole and STV were commissioned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, New York District to design at the US Military Academy’s (USMA) historic West Point campus. The mission of USMAPS is to provide focused academic, military and physical instruction in a moral and ethical environment and to prepare, motivate and inspire candidates for success at the USMA.

“EwingCole is proud to be part of the team that successfully completed the first design-build acquisition for the USMA,” said John Capelli, AIA, EwingCole’s project principal. “We developed a planning and design solution that supports and enhances the mission of USMAPS while leveraging the natural opportunities of the site.”

The award will be bestowed in New Orleans at the DBIA national conference during a ceremony on the evening of November 8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  In announcing the awards, the DBIA stated that this year’s program “was the most competitive to date and the submission was rigorously judged by a panel of owners and DBIA professionals.”

The school offers 73,000 sf of academic and operations facilities, including a 330-seat lecture hall; 14,000 sf cafeteria and kitchen; and 246-bed quarters.

“Applying the best in class solutions from the private and public […]

EwingCole and WTW Architects Team Up to Design New “Fusion” Building

Philadelphia, PA (June 2012) – EwingCole, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm, in a joint venture with WTW Architects, has been selected by East Stroudsburg University (ESU) to design the new Keystone Commons building.

According to ESU’s 2010 Campus Facilities Master Plan, it was determined that the Center for Hospitality, the University Center, the Computing Center and the Kemp Library were inefficient buildings in need of extensive renovations to accommodate the needs of an increasing student population. In lieu of investing in these aging buildings, ESU determined it was more practical to bring these programs together in a new Keystone Commons.

“Trending on higher education campuses across the country is the design of facilities that collocate previously separated student activities,” said Chuck Rudalavage, AIA, LEED AP, principal of EwingCole’s Higher Education Practice. “The fusing of these four programs into a centrally-located Commons is a tremendous opportunity to change the face of student life on the Campus.”

In order to maintain continuous operations, the 269,000-square-foot Keystone Commons is being constructed in two phases. The first phase is approximately 162,000 square feet and expected to be complete by 2015. The building is being designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and will include digitally interactive spaces for group projects, an art gallery and the University’s campus-wide data center. The project’s estimated construction cost is $90m.