Salisbury University recently opened its largest academic facility since its founding in 1925: the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons. Now, the project managers behind this $117 million building, including several Facilities Management employees, are being recognized for their outstanding design.
The Maryland Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently awarded the project a Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building. The Academic Commons features numerous sustainable features, including a green roof that will filter stormwater runoff.
Facilities Management’s Department of Design and Construction manages projects for several University of Maryland campuses, including Salisbury University. Prince Frederick Hall on the College Park campus was also nominated, and was a finalist in the Public/Nonprofit category. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to these projects!
Facilities Management Team Members: Lila Vij, Sr. Project Manager (holding plaque), Martha Shrader, Sustainability Manager (right of Lila), and Ben Clarke, Assistant Director (right of Martha).
The University of Maryland prides itself on designing green infrastructure that will enhance the physical landscape of the campus while improving indoor environmental quality and conserving natural resources. Click here to learn more about green building projects on the College Park campus.