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- Jamie L. Roberts Stadium and Athletic Fields
- Commemorative to Enslaved People of Southern Maryland
- New Academic Building and Auditorium
- Maryland Heritage Interpretive Center
- Maryland Route 5 Safety & Traffic Calming Project Phase 2
- Future Projects
Jamie L. Roberts Stadium and Athletic Fields
Project Status – COMPLETED
The new stadium building and grass athletic field is completed.
Seahawk teams began use of the facility this August.
A dedication ceremony and official naming of the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium was held on September 7, 2019.
The project consists of an artificial turf field (Field Hockey, Lacrosse) and a natural grass field (Soccer), seating for 800 spectators for each field, four team rooms, sports medicine room, officials’ room, laundry and other facilities which include concession stands and restrooms.
The stadium is named in memory of Jamie L. Roberts, a St. Mary’s College alumnus (2011) and three-sport athlete. The facility was made possible by the generosity of the Roberts family and many other contributors who provided over $2.5 million dollars in support of the project.
Commemorative to Enslaved People of Southern Maryland
This artistic construction, funded by $500,000 from the State of Maryland and additional grants, will commemorate the lives and resilience of people who were forced to work on the lands in St. Mary’s City and elsewhere in Southern Maryland during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The design is the product of the art studio RE: Site (Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton) in collaboration with poet Quenton Baker. This team was selected after a national search and design completion in winter, 2019.
The Commemorative will be located adjacent to the path to the new Jamie L. Roberts Stadium in recognition of archaeological findings of slave quarters on the property nearby. Its shape recalls the common form of a quarter which housed enslaved families. Words of documents contemporary with the era of slavery are cut into the reflective cladding with wood slats redacting the text to reveal a new meaning.
At night, an internal light will radiate the words on the fields surrounding the Commemorative.
The project is to be fabricated in early 2020, and installed in the spring.
New Academic Building and Auditorium
Holder Construction Company begins construction of the new facility in late January 2020. A fence will be erected around the construction zone on the former athletic field near the ARC. Lot V1 will be displaced during construction, and a temporary parking area will be established across College Drive from the tennis court.
Despite exceptional construction cost escalation during the design phase, the project has retained key features listed below, as the design team of Graham Gund Architects of Boston and GWWO Architects of Baltimore and the Construction Manager at Risk (Holder Construction Company) made value-based revisions to maintain the budget.
The project remains on schedule to be open for the fall 2022 semester.
A new precinct for the Campus will be located on the site of the current varsity athletic field. It will feature a 700-seat auditorium, 125-seat recital hall and adjacent rehearsal studios, classrooms and offices for the Music department. Facing it, across a new north campus courtyard and adjacent to Goodpaster Hall is a second building which will house the Educational Studies department and its Masters of Teaching program, a 24-hour Study Commons for student collaboration and study, and a Cafe serving coffee, other beverages and light snacks. A new Crescent Greens behind the Townhouse Crescent for outdoor relaxation and recreation is to be created as is increased parking on the north campus and improvements to the College’s entry from Mattapany Road.
The project will address deficiencies in laboratory space for the STEM program by relocating the Educational Studies department from Goodpaster Hall to the new building and providing both programs with adequate space. It will also address inadequate facilities for the fine and performing arts in Montgomery Hall by relocating the Music department, providing state-of-the-art music education facilities and practice spaces in the new building and permitting the future renovation of Montgomery Hall to suit the requirements of the Art and Theater, Film and Media Studies programs. It will provide study space for collaborative learning experiences for students and faculty. And the project will provide the College with a venue for concerts, lectures, and other events in a 700-seat auditorium.
The building will be sited to provide a connection between the existing academic core and the Waring Commons residences, and create a lawn and garden space behind the existing Crescent townhouses.
Approximately $66 million
Design: Winter 2017 – Fall 2019
Construction: Winter 2020 – Summer 2022
Opening for classes in Fall 2022
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Maryland Heritage Interpretive Center
This project will construct an interpretive center that will serve as the gateway to the Historic St. Mary’s City site. The project is proposed to be adjacent to the new Anne Arundel Hall which will include College academic programs and HSMC’s archaeology curation facilities.
- 12,300 GSF building interpretive center
- New exhibit space and theater space for viewing
- Introductory film spaces for visitors
- Space for gatherings and events
To Be Determined
Maryland Route 5 Safety & Traffic Calming Project Phase 2
The Route 5 Traffic and Safety Improvements Phase 2 project includes the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle trail from St. John’s Pond to the College’s North Field recreation area. The trail will include the construction of a 700 foot long boardwalk across the marsh at Fishers Creek.
Awaiting approval of plans by Federal Highway Administration for bidding.
- Dedicated path improves safety for pedestrians and bicyclists
- Improves the quality of storm water runoff
- Respects archaeological resources
- Maintains safety and commuter travel
- Addition of a 8-10 foot wide pedestrian and bike trail
- Construction of a 700-foot long, 9 foot wide boardwalk across Fishers Creek
- Additional lighting along the trail
- Narrow shoulders on Rt. 5 to reduce speeds and amount of impervious pavement.
Design: Winter 2015 to Fall 2018
Construction: Summer 2019
The New Academic and Auditorium building will free space in Montgomery Hall and Goodpaster Hall. Space vacated by Educational Studies in Goodpaster Hall will be renovated to support the physical sciences. For 40-year old Montgomery Hall, a major renovation will be planned to provide improved spaces for Art and Art History, Theater, Film and Media Studies, and English department offices.