Client
Johns Hopkins University
Architects
Bjarke Ingels Group
Shepley Bulfinch
Engineer of Record
Knippers Helbig
General Contractor
Clark Construction
Our Service
Conceptual Design
Timber Structural Engineering
Timber Fabrication, Sourcing & Construction
Location
Baltimore, MD, USA
Status
Under Construction

Hopkins Student Center

Client
Johns Hopkins University
Architects
Bjarke Ingels Group
Shepley Bulfinch
Engineer of Record
Knippers Helbig
General Contractor
Clark Construction
Our Service
Conceptual Design
Timber Structural Engineering
Timber Fabrication, Sourcing & Construction
Location
Baltimore, MD, USA
Status
Under Construction

A World Class Student Space

Johns Hopkins University is creating a world-class student center that will serve as a social engagement hub for the Hopkins community. Featuring a food hall, studio theater, multi-purpose rooms and open lounge areas, the new Hopkins Student Center will provide enhanced spaces for student engagement, connection and community enrichment.

The design, conceptualized by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), features a series of cascading, stepped roof planes framed with mass timber panels supported on Glulam beams and columns. Key design elements include extensive two-way cantilevered roof planes, timber panels with integrated acoustic treatment, and a transparent fa├žade wrapping around the structure. Lateral forces are resisted by a mixture of concrete shear walls, cable braced frames, and CLT shear walls.

StructureCraft is collaborating with BIG, Shepley Bulfinch, Clark Construction and Knippers Helbig to realize the Center, which will create a new standard of student experience for Johns Hopkins.