University Town Center

Project Details:
Client:The Whiting Turner Contract Co.
City, State:Hyattsville, MD
Country:United States
Size:190,500 sq. ft.
Sector(s):Mixed-Use, Multifamily
Service(s) Performed:Design/Engineer

University Town Center is a Mixed-use property consisting of 725,000 total square feet at  in Hyattsville, MD. Allen & Shariff were responsible for the MEP engineering design for two of the buildings:

Building 1 – Total 154,000 GSF – Eight (8) floors with 112 residential units, 27,000 SF of retail, lobby, office and loading dock.

Building 2 – 36,500 GSF – Five (5) floors consisting of eighteen (18) condominium units and retail spaces.

The HVAC systems for both buildings incorporate an “aquatherm” system consisting of individual gas-fired water heaters, indoor fan-coil units and outdoor condensing units on the roof.

Received Merit Award – Residential Architecture from AIA Maryland.

University Town Center began as Prince George’s Metro Center in 1961 with the vision of a city-within-a-city. The core office buildings were designed by noted architect Edward Durrell Stone. In 2001 the first phase of new development began with the addition of the modern, Class A office building, Metro 4, and above-ground parking structure, Garage A. In 2005 construction began on the second phase of new development in what is now known as University Town Center in reference to the proximity to the University of Maryland main campus. Garage B was created below what would become the Towers at UTC, One Independence Plaza Condominiums, Lofts 22 Condominiums, retail storefronts and Independence Plaza. By 2007 construction was complete with retail end caps added to the Metro 1 and Metro 2 office buildings, and the construction of the new Metro 5 office building integrated into the structure of the Royale 14 movie theater with additional retail frontage.


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