Scott Molongoski~ Structural Option

Presenting the:






Baltimore, MD


The Gateway:

The Gateway Residence Hall at the Maryland Institute College of Arts is a 9-story, 108,000 square foot student dormitory building and a signature feature of the MICA campus. The building has 64 dormitory rooms, artist studio space, art galleries, conference rooms, a coffee house, and a versatile “black box” theater capable of being arranged to suit any function. Due to unique site constraints the building has a full 360 degree façade, forming a donut like shape with an open air courtyard in the center. This courtyard features a garden and actually sits above the “black box” theater, creating an interesting structural challenge. Most of the building’s structure is concrete with glass curtain walls on all sides of the building. Gateway also features a number of unique architectural characteristics, including vertical and horizontal cuts in the façade that penetrate into the courtyard, a rectangular tower, a base set back from the stories above, and a shared wall with an older converted fire station.


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Project Timeline:

4/22/13- ABET Assessment and Reflection Posted

4/9/13- Presentation Posted

4/3/13- Final Report Posted

1/14/13- Building Statistics 2 Posted

1/8/13- Revised Proposal Posted

12/14/12- Thesis Proposal Complete

11/12/12- Tech Report Three Complete

10/22/12- Thesis Abstract Posted

10/12/12- Tech Report Two Complete

09/28/12- Thesis Abstract Submitted

09/17/12- Tech Report One Complete

09/10/12- Student Bio Complete

09/7/12- Home Page Posted

08/31/12- Building Statistics 1 Complete

07/03/12- Obtained Project Documents

06/26/12- Owner Permission Recieved





Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Scott Molongoski. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

This page was last updated on 4/22/13, by Scott Molongoski and is hosted by the AE Department