Towson University To Break Ground on $40M Renovation and Expansion Project this Year

Towson University has recently announced its intention to break ground later this year on a much-needed project which will renovate and expand fitness, gym and administrative areas in Burdick Hall. The project will help the university enhance its student-life experience and improve its recruiting efforts.

Towson University recently announced its intention to break ground later this year on a much-needed project that will renovate and expand fitness, gym and administrative areas in Burdick Hall. The project will help the university enhance its student-life experience and improve its recruiting efforts.

Work is expected to start this fall. The university will invest $40 million in the Burdick Expansion project. It calls for the construction of a 94,000-square-foot addition on the south side of the building. The new facility will house two multi-purpose athletic courts, an elevated sprint hill, yoga, combat and cycling studios, as well as an indoor challenge course similar to the ones on the American Ninja Warrior TV show.

The $40 million project also includes the renovation of 8,000 square feet of existing office and fitness center space. It is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Towson University hopes to finish the project in time for the fall 2017 semester. The Burdick Expansion is designed by HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Owings Mills-based Lewis Contractors will manage the construction of the project.

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