Hopkins Student Center
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 façade 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.