Here We Grow Again: Decker Quad Project Is Now in High
A cornerstone of the project is
the 28,000-square-foot Mason Hall, which will serve as the
university's admissions and visitors center.
PHOTO BY RICHARD CHENOWITH /
COURTESY OF SHEPLEY BULFINCH RICHARDSON AND ABBOTT
By Greg Rienzi
As the big cranes and never-ending parade of trucks
will attest, the construction of Homewood's Decker
Quadrangle has shifted into high gear.
In the coming weeks, the site will undergo further
excavation, and the construction of building foundations
will begin. Work will soon commence on the concrete frame
of the computational sciences building, which will house an
interdisciplinary blend of faculty focused on the use of
computing in research. The building will flank the eastern
edge of the quad, stand three stories high and contain
79,000 square feet.
A cornerstone of the project, the 28,000-square-foot
admissions and visitors center, has recently been named
Mason Hall to honor the building's donors, Raymond A.
"Chip" Mason, chairman of the university's board of
trustees, and his wife, Rand. The building, viewed as
Homewood's new front door, will house the
which is currently located in Garland Hall; an alumni board
room; and an area that provides visitors with information
on Johns Hopkins history, current research and the Homewood
Full-scale construction began in September on the new
quad, which will rise to the west of Shriver Hall and will
have Garland Hall on its northern edge. A three-level,
604-space garage will be underneath Decker Quad's grass
field, flanked on the south by Mason Hall. Two sites on the
quad will remain open for future development.
The Decker Quadrangle project is scheduled for
completion in summer 2007.
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