from N. Central Avenue
May 8, 2002
May 21 - October 8, 2002
October 8, 2002
is the home page for the SDC ValueWeb. It documents
the ongoing Design/Build/Use development of
the of the SDC Campus through four Phases of
evolution which will take several years to accomplish.
This page contains the general description of
the project and links to various subject-specific
electronic documents. The documents, in addition
to this one, now active are:
document, and others associated with it, will
be updated extensively over the next several
days - March 22 through June 4, the date of
the first SDC Sponsor Team Meeting - and, periodically
throughout the following FasTracked Design/Build/Use
When you return to the site, check out all active
documents and remember to hit refresh
as your browser may be displaying the last version.
of Work - Site & Building Utilization
orientation of all drawings shown is North.
The North property line is facing Orleans Street
in the City of Baltimore, Maryland. Orleans
is a heavy artery and will provide the main
flow of traffic to the site. At present, the
front of the school buildings faces
N. Central Avenue (which runs north-south) on
the right hand side of the property (see photo
at top of page). In terms of brand recognition
and orientation to the changing neighborhood,
the north facing elements of the complex will
become the recognizable Front of Sojourner-Douglass
to the principle Parking Area (110 cars)
is from the west off of Aisquith Street.
Additional Parking (45 cars) will be provided
on the north side.
West Wing. Class Rooms: East Wing, Both
Phases I & II work. The North Wing
(west side): Student Union (Phase II),
east side is future Performing Arts, (Phase
III). The "bridge" between the
West and East Wings is SDC Staff Collaborative
Work Area (Phase I).
West Wing (phases I & II). Class Rooms:
East Wing, south side (Phase 1). East
Wing, north side: Library (Phase II).
The North Wing (west side): Future NavCenter
The "bridge" is SDC ValueWeb
Members Community Room (Phase I).
Rooms: East Wing, (Phases 1 & II).
Block access to the 4th floor @ East Wing.
The "bridge" is SDC Teachers
Offices (Phase II).
Wing and Bridge: Graduate School (Phases
1II). Block access to the 4th floor @
North and South 3rd floor roof area are
exterior garden, work, sitting areas.
of Work - Phase Definitions
project is being executed in four Phases described
below as I, II, III & IV. A Phase Zero process
(forming the design-build team, site exploration
and design, cost, schedule schematics) is ending
at the beginning of June. First use of the environment
is August, 2002 - 30 Classrooms have to be ready
at that time. Following shortly thereafter will
be the Administration Offices, Library and Student
Union. Phases II, III & IV will proceed
as requirements dictate and resources allow.
The Phases overlap one another and are not strictly
of the 19th of June a Construction Budget has
been established for the Phase I work necessary
for occupancy and first use. This work, denoted
I mi, is the present view of authorized
work. This work will be deducted from the Phases
I & II are closely related. They, together,
constitute everything that needs to be done
to support the basic functions of the College
at its present scope and at a moderately
expanded level of operations.
distinction between I & II is governed by
two factors: time and budget. The line between
them is blurred. Generally, Phase I relates
to work that will be done immediately associated
with the move-in dates (Phase
I mi) and any additional funds available
in 2002. Phase II is continuing work and will
require financial resources beyond those now
identified. The break point between these two
Phases and how much of Phase II will be accomplished
in the short term is a factor of the amount
of money made available at closing and from
general scope of Phase I is:
and DEMOLITION WORK:
of existing walls, floors, mechanical
items and finishes as required by new
Phase I & II construction to the extent
of the entire site and the interior of
all buildings - debris removal.
of Parking Lot surfaces and the repair
and installation of security fencing around
the West Parking Lot. Lighting for the
West Parking Lot.
entry and exist access to surrounding
roads. This will require City approval.
cleanup and new work necessary to provide
drainage of the parking and landscape
areas surrounding the building and connection
to the existing storm drainage system.
of any water penetration into the building
from the surround ground surface areas.
roofing (West and North Wings), roof repair
(East Wing) and Operational skylight (like
@knOwhere) over Town Square Atrium.
of existing concrete walks, curbs and
Entry platforms. Create paving connection
between the West Parking and North Parking
of all existing exterior doors. This includes
new bucks and doors where necessary, new
hardware and panic hardware where necessary,
exterior lighting at doors, fire exit
lighting and painting.
necessary repair and cleanup to the exterior
masonry surfaces of the buildings.
new canopy and enclosed class walls and
doors at West Parking Lot Entry to the
new ornamental (and security) Gates at
(what will be in Phase II) North and South
Courty and Garden and Sitting Areas. These
gates are final design to
a Phase IV finish level.
necessary street parking lot and building
Temporary, secure Barriers that block
access to all areas of the building not
to be used with immediate occupancy. This
is an opportunity for Graphic and Displays.
Provide closing access through the barrier
to meet code..
Electrical, HVAC and other Mechanical
work necessary to support all Phase I
& II work. This will be done by design-build
and repair Toilet Rooms as required for
the number of students and facility with
all active hallways and stairways: floor
finishes, painting, doors (locking where
necessary) to all active (immediate occupancy)
rooms. Signage. Two Directories with floor
plan and room designations. Basic Hall
30 Classrooms for use: repair casework,
new flooring, Door Signage, Lighting,
radiator functionality, painting, door
locks where required. There will be a
standard Finish Scedule for all Classrooms.
Office with basic exterior (focus on Parking
Areas) and interior (focus on Hallways)
video monitoring system.
Offices - basic work (per layout): glass
areas at Hallway- Office interface areas,
glass above cut-down walls (see Demo Plan),
new partition system (see layout),repair
casework, new flooring, Door Signage,
Lighting, radiator functionality, painting,
door locks where required. There will
be a standard Finish Schedule for all
Town Square Area with Atrium and Skylight
- basic work. (see plan and details).
Lobby Area - basic work (see plan and
Collaborative Work Area - basic work (see
plan and details). This connects to the
SDC ValueWeb Members Community Room on
the second floor.
SDC ValueWeb Members Community Room -
basic work (see plan and details). This
connects to the Collaborative Work Area
on the first floor.
conservation and retrofitting work will
be performed primarily during Phase I
under a separate agreement and will be
coordinated with Phase I activities.
I works seeks to accomplish move-in and to do
any work that will be totally disruptive to
use if done after occupancy. Phase II brings
several Phase I areas to a higher level of feature
and finish and develops areas not touched in
Phase I. With care, Phase II work can be executed
without undo interference with daily activities.
This assumes, however, that the scope of Phase
I work is adequate.
general scope of Phase II is:
Library facilities on the 2nd Floor (NE)
of the East Wing. This will be full completion:
case work, work areas, support facilities,
Internet access, printing capability,
and so on.
Student Union. This will be full completion:
ceiling treatment, case work, work areas,
support facilities, Internet access, printing
capability, soft seating, recreational
items, movable screening creating zones.
Food development will be done in Phase
III as part of the Performing Arts Center
as will the glass walls and doors opening
to the hallway.
amenity to all the prior areas: Classrooms,
Administrative Offices, Town Square, Lobby,
Collaborative Workroom, SDC ValueWeb Members
Community Room and so on. This will involve,
trim work, built-in cabinets, WorkFurniture,
technology enhancement and integration,
graphics, task lighting, spot lighting,
carpets, soft furniture, interior landscaping,
North Entry (between Student Union and
Auditorium (future Performing Arts Center)
to match the West Entry built in Phase
the SDC ValueWeb Members Community Room
and adjacent 2nd floor entrance in to
the 1928 building. Replace the existing
Masonry between columns on the North wall
with floor to ceiling glass.
glass tunnel between the East
and West Wings on the first floor. This
involves removing part of the existing
loading area, removing the exterior stairway
to the basement, and developing the Hallway
Eastward to the 1928 building's original
Entry and developing this area as the
ceremonial Entry to the Campus
for special occasions.
North and South lanscaped Courtyards with
sitting areas. Remove existing 2nd story
bridge between the 1928 and
Entry and Stairway in the North Courtyard
providing access to the 1928 building
and circulation lost by the bridge
HVAC in West and North Wings (Student
Union only, not existing Auditorium).
III work is a series of PROJECTS that
add functionality to the College, Augment the
surrounding community, and provide learning/work
opportunities for SDC students. It is expected
that these Projects are independently fundable
from a variety of sources and will not draw
on building renewal capital requirements other
than the Phase I & II work.
the Auditorium into a community-based
multimedia and Performing Arts Center.
A House for 750 can be provided by adding
a balcony space which is a financially
sustainable size. The PA Center can be
made to interface with the Student Union
so that receptions, guest lectures and
various community activities can be accommodated.
entire 4th Floor of the East Wing is ideal
for housing a SDC Graduate Program.
Classrooms and other areas throughout
the campus will be used by this program,
however, the activities that are specific
to student-to student and teacher-to-teacher
and teacher-to-student can be accommodated
on the fourth floor. This requires an
entirely different kind of space than
do the other college instructional programs.
Because of the history of the 4th floor
- which started as an open air, covered
playground - the floor is structurally
set up to adapt easily to this reuse.
The North and South wings of the 4th floor
will be converted to open-air, reception
and work areas which can be coordinated
with activities associated with the SDC
ValueWeb Members Community Room
I & II).
Burger King (present owner of the property
to the North) to create a joint operation
developing the exiting (abandoned) fast
food facility to a Feed U teaching/operating
facility. This can easily supported with
the expansion of John Hopkins and SDC
itself. This can result in a food-industry
degree program that provides a management
path for SDC graduates. In addition, assuming
an adequate quality level, this facility
can provide the food requirements of SDC
students and special events.
an MG Taylor NavCenter in the Basketball-GYM
Area (above the Student Union. This will
provide facilitation-Knowledge Worker
and business training and work opportunities
for SDC students, as well as, community
people. The market for the operation can
be the entire DC metropolitan area. The
concept is to divide work 50%/50% between
commercial work and community development
work with the former paying for the latter.
It can be anticipated that the expansion
of John Hopkins along with other existing
and chronic social conditions
will provolk a number of insidents that
the NavCenter can be key in facilitating
to a successful resolution. A Preliminary
Program was articulated by me, regarding
these issues, in September 2000.
and developing the turn of the century
school building on the Northwest corner.
This facility can be used for a variety
of functions: visiting professors and
scholars-in-residence housing, informal
teaching areas, housing community projects,
additional offices for programs like the
Performing Arts Center and so on. This
can be done as the SDC Hall. This
is a good opportunity to provide a venue
a bit more informal and relaxed than the
other existing buildings can accommodate.
projects, together, realize full potential of
the property and function with synergy both
with the community and the main mission of the
College and each other. They make a CAMPUS
that, while small, can be world class and have
tremendous impact it has on many peoples
I, II & III work create the SCOPE
of the Campus. They establish the sense of the
kind of place it is. Phase IV is the long, slow,
continuous process of property development.
It is the process of steady maintenance, repair
and upgrading - of adding features and design
qualities that evolve the entire environment
to world-class status. Phase IV work enhances
the ART of Place that the earlier
work lays the foundation for. Phase IV is not
only about increasing amenity, it enables a
greater density of use and work throughput.
This will have significantly positive economic
impact. Phase IV enhancements will also include
significant technology enhancement and integration
as necessary for a 21st Century learning and
of upgrade (partial list):
HVAC in East Wing.
and modernize electrical throughout Campus.
and Modernize media and computing infrastructure
and exterior lighting.
May 12, 2002
voice of this document:
ENGINEERING STRATEGY PRELIMINARY
May 21, 2002
revised: June 19, 2002
October 8, 2002
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