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A first look inside the new TU in Northeastern Maryland building

Towson University will soon have a new location in Harford County.

Construction of the TU in Northeastern Maryland facility began in March of last year, with an official groundbreaking ceremony in May. The location will give community college students in the region the opportunity to pursue a four-year degree without having to commute 45 minutes to Towson’s Baltimore County campus.

“Since this building serves full-time students completing their undergraduate degree, [it] must serve a variety of campus roles,” says Towson University Director of Architecture and Engineering David Mayhew. “It is essentially an academic classroom building, a library and a student union, combined.”

Project Manager Jonathan Lindhorst says the building will be home to computer labs, wet labs, lecture and seminar classrooms, conference rooms, breakout meeting rooms, common study areas and faculty/staff offices, a café, roof deck and an open design from the ground floor up through the third floor.

“I personally like the open concept between the three levels of common space,” says Lindhorst. “From the lowest level in the café, you can see straight through to the glass windows on the third floor. This really makes the building feel much larger.”

The building is scheduled to open in time for the start of fall classes on Wednesday, August 27. Photos of the building’s interior were first published on TU’s Admin & Finance blog and can also be seen here.

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