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Johns Hopkins University
Multiple Projects
Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University continues to rely on Strategic Building Solutions to provide commissioning services during the construction of new, state-of-the-art facilities.

As Commissioning Agent, SBS is involved throughout the project, from the design through the warranty phase.  SBS’ primary role during design is to develop detailed commissioning specifications and to review the design to ensure it meets the University’s objectives.  During construction, SBS develops and coordinates the execution of a testing plan, which includes observing and documenting all systems’ performance to ensure that the systems are functioning in accordance with the University’s design intent requirements as well as the contract documents.

Projects for which SBS has provided these services include:

The Brody Learning Commons – The new structure, honoring departing JHU President William Brody and his wife Wendy, will embody the stature and character of JHU while providing much needed high-tech, collaborative learning space for faculty and students.    The Brody Learning Commons addition will add approximately 40,000 gsf on five levels aligning with the existing floors of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.  Spaces to be provided will include reading rooms, Special Collections, exhibition and arts-related areas, technologically-advanced collaborative and individual work spaces, and staff support space.

Gilman Hall –Gilman Hall was constructed in 1915 and is considered the post-card image of JHU’s Homewood Campus. As such, it is imperative that its image and architectural integrity be maintained in a manner respectful of its long and rich heritage on the campus.  Current building systems are well beyond their designed, useful life and have become maintenance intensive.  The project is pursuing LEED certification, will transform Gilman Hall into a modern Humanities Center, will restore the building to its former grandeur, and will create spaces for students to congregate and study, including a new central courtyard.  Proposed changes during this two-phased project include new life safety systems; replacing existing building systems such as HVAC, power, lighting, telephone, data, plumbing, etc.; new elevators; accessibility modifications; removal of the existing stacks and replacement with office and/or teaching space; enclosure of the existing central light well; and exterior refurbishment of windows, doors, gutters, downspouts and masonry.

School of Advanced International Studies – JHU has undertaken a phased, multi-year program to upgrade building systems for the 68,000gsf Nitze and the 62,000gsf Rome Buildings.  Improvements include life safety, code compliance, MEP systems, classroom technology and learning space enhancements that will achieve immediate building efficiencies and provide a solid foundation for future space re-organization in concert with the School of Advanced International Studies Master Plan.

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