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Capital Projects

The Bowie State University Facilities Master Plan (FMP) will establish the framework for orderly growth and development of capital improvements on campus. Bowie State University is updating the 2010 Facilities Master Plan. The updated Facilities Master Plan is expected to be completed by August 2015.

Presently there are several Capital Improvement projects underway on the Bowie State University campus. These include improvements to academic, administrative and athletic facilities.

Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing (CNSMN): This is a 148,995 square foot academic building which will serve as the new home for departments of natural sciences, mathematics and nursing and will replace the Crawford Science Building.  The building will provide shared interactive classrooms, state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories, a natural sciences greenhouse, and nursing skills simulation site.  The building will also include several energy efficiency mechanisms.  The CNSMN is scheduled to open for the 2017 Fall semester. Read more >>

Charlotte Robinson Hall: Construction of the new suite for the Exterior Relations and Marketing group will include spaces for designers, writers, and the Director of the department, as well as the needed support areas, such as a filming room. The estimated completion date is September 2015.

Fire Alarm & Mass Notification System Upgrade:  This project includes work necessary to provide a fully functional combination Voice Evacuation Fire Alarm and Mass Notification system. Facilities included under this project are: Alex Haley, Holmes, Kennard, Towers and Tubman Residence Halls.



In addition to the capital projects for academic and administrative buildings, there are other projects being planned to support student athletes and the overall student experience, including improvements to athletic facilities.

Leonidas S. James PE Complex HVAC Phase I:  Phase I includes upgrade of the HVAC system to the main gymnasium including the addition of air conditioning. This upgrade will allow a much improved environment in the gymnasium which not only includes athletic events, but also large events such as Fall commencement, Homecoming shows and summer activities which could not previously be entertained because of the heat. Completion is scheduled for July 2015.

Leonidas S. James PE Complex HVAC Phase II: Phase II is currently under design, and includes an HVAC upgrade to the remainder of James Gymnasium, including offices, classrooms, locker rooms and the pool area. The existing system is extremely old and inefficient. The improvements will provide an improved building environment whilst reducing the overall operating cost of the HVAC system. Construction is projected to be completed by Fall 2016.

BSU Track Refurbishment: The project consisted of demolition and replacement with a state of the art 8-lane, 400 meter track along with constructed areas for field events including pole vault, long/triple jump, shot put and hammer/discus. This improvement will allow the University to compete at a higher level and assist the Track and Field program in their efforts to compete in the CIAA. The project was completed in July 2015. 

Fieldhouse: The project provides an extension to the existing field house for the BSU football program with a renovated concession area along with a full service commercial kitchen. The facility now includes new locker room space for the football home and visitors' teams. Prior to this addition, the home team was accommodated in inadequate space and there was no accommodation for visiting teams. The project was completed in July 2015.