The new West Village Commons building has become the center of student life within Towson University’s West Village precinct. The new 86,339-SF building includes retail and dining areas, study spaces, meeting rooms, student gathering spaces and a large multi-purpose special event space.
Organized around a central atrium, the Commons was envisioned as the iconic anchor and landmark center of the West Village precinct. It draws students in and provides opportunities for out-of-class learning through both formal and informal spaces. Exterior terraces and dining areas integrate the building with the site and promote interaction between the building and the Village’s main quad.
As part of Towson University’s commitment to sustainability, the building achieved LEED Gold Certification and includes energy efficient features such as natural lighting, numerous water conservation measures, and a green roof. The project’s design further preserves and embraces an existing specimen Elm tree, one of the largest and oldest in the state, located on the east side of the project site.