In partnership with Montgomery College, a facilities master plan was created for all five campuses, with a set of Guiding Principles for each campus, tailored to its unique setting and specific growth issues.

The recommendations were substantial and far-reaching to accommodate the large amount of projected enrollment growth.

Details

  • Master plan for community college
  • Development of guiding principles for campus growth
  • Public engagement process to respond to surrounding community needs

A new parking structure, located as was proposed in the Rockville campus plan, is currently in design and will feature amenities such as vending, a student lounge, and bicycle storage.

The depth and breadth of the projects for Montgomery College are a testament to the superior service skills of the firm... comprised of disciplined architects, completely dedicated to their craft. The College gives them free reign to explore uninhibited each task, yet they are still focused and deliberate, producing works of beauty that communicate to the client on a variety of levels.

Sandra Lee Filippi 
Campus Planner, Montgomery College

Each campus plan (this one for the Rockville campus) included program and space needs assessments, and analysis of site issues, views and gateways, buildings, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, parking, utilities, forest conservation, green and open space, and sustainability.Diagram shows phasing, proposed scale and massing and consideration of a new pedestrian mall and a math-science complex on the Rockville campus.A study that developed out of the master plan for the Rockville campus proposed a major entry feature connecting the new math-science complex to the proposed pedestrian mall and arts walk.For the Rockville campus, the facilities master plan proposed positioning a new math-science complex at the southern end of campus - 2/3 of that vision has since been designed and constructed.Design studies propose renovating this building on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus to create a stronger visual connection to the student services building, increase the College's classroom and office space, and present a more welcoming approach.

Planning for the Future

Each campus plan included program and space needs assessments, and analysis of site issues, views and gateways, buildings, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, parking, utilities, forest conservation, green and open space, and sustainability. Additionally, the plan accommodates phasing, proposed scale, and massing on each of the five locations. The initial (2006-16) master plan proposed a new pedestrian mall and a math-science complex, which has recently been completed as part of ongoing development.