Towson University West Village Commons

Towson, MD

Retail food court, board dining, convenience store
Large multi-purpose special event space, meeting rooms, offices, lounges, fitness studio
Green roof terrace for special events
LEED Gold Certified
Towson University
Cost Estimating, Sustainable Design, Full Design Services, Construction Administration, Building Information Modeling

Envisioned as the iconic anchor and landmark center of the Towson University West Village precinct, the new West Village Commons forges connections within the precinct, university community, and beyond.

Rotation of the building’s third and fourth levels from the grounded lower levels responds to the steeply sloped site, engaging the hill, bridging the access road, and allowing multiple on-grade access and egress points.  A projecting area of glazing terminates a campus axis and ties the new building to its adjacent green space to the north.

Organized around a central atrium, the building communicates the spirit and energy of the campus, offering a vibrant, inviting space, both inside and out. Exterior terraces and dining areas integrate the building with the site and promote interaction between the commons and the village’s main quad. The exterior expression of the commons, the design of the interior gathering spaces, and the open, multi-floor circulation core—in concert with materials and finishes selection—all play significant roles in breathing life into the facility and making students feel at home.

What Our Clients Say

“I think [West Village Commons] is a beautifully designed building that our students and university community will really enjoy.”

—Joe Oster, Vice President of Administration and Finance/CFO, Towson University

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