Commons Building

Takoma Park, Maryland

The Commons building was built into a slope and includes a terraced patio with planters that step down to the first floor of the building. The outdoor spaces represent one of the largest exterior spaces for faculty and students alike. The building was renovated and converted into a general classroom building and houses the Bliss Conference and Innovations Suite, gallery, general classrooms, Social Science Computer Center, student support and lounge spaces, tutoring rooms and staff and faculty offices. The building envelope was upgraded to increase energy efficiency and better integrate with some of the newer buildings on campus.