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Center for the Built Environment & Infrastructure Studies


The Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) is  a 126,000 GSF USGBC Gold LEED certified shared facility for academic engineering and design programs at Morgan State University. CBEIS houses research and instructional programs for the School of Architecture and Planning and the School of Engineering's Civil Engineering, Transportation Studies, and the National Transportation Center, in a highly collaborative environment within and among these disciplines. 

CBEIS is a gateway building on the northern-most edge of the Morgan State campus. It also creates a strong link with and relate to the existing campus.  The building  interacts with two very different environments: the urban context along Perring Parkway and the natural landscape of the Herring Run. CBEIS is the link between these two environments.

Along with the site and the program, Morgan State has mandated that the new facility be at the forefront of sustainable design practices, utilizing high performance materials and systems, serving, both a demonstration and incubator of responsible planning, design, engineering and cutting-edge technology. 

Some of the specific features of CBEIS include:
34 Classrooms/Studios/Computer Labs, 100 Offices, 10 Group Study Rooms, Conference Rooms, Jury Rooms, Fabrication Shop, Atrium spaces with skylights, Lounges, Green Roof, Loading/Service and a parking garage.

CBEIS was designed by Hord Coplan Macht in association with The Freelon Group.  For more information about CBEIS, please contact  

Special Recognition for CBEIS:

AIA Baltimore - 2012 Design Award - Sustainable Design

AIA Baltimore - 2012 President's Award - Client of the Year 

2012 AIA North Carolina - Merit Award         

USGBC MD - 2012 Wintergreen Award - Institutional Award

USGBC - LEED GOLD Certification 

AIAMaryland - 2013 Design Awards - Public Building of the Year

Top 50 Most Impressive Environmentally Friendly University Building