The Center for Well-Being
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County successfully completed a new, centrally located, multi-level facility integrating health and counseling services. The Center for Well-Being is located on the site previously occupied by the Student Development and Success Center, which was a collection of 30-year-old, single-story, prefabricated structures with separate entrances.
UMBC desired a fiscally responsible solution and a permanent building as quickly as possible. Permanent off-site construction met both goals. Gilbert Architects was selected to be part of Whiting-Turner’s design-build team based on our extensive and successful experience with permanent off-site construction.
The Center for Well-Being offers students opportunities to access quality health care; participate in practices that heal and lift community; investigate and understand personal and shared identity; get connected to resources for daily living; connect with other students and more.
Over 4,896 SF is allocated for medical treatment spaces, offices, and support space providing health care and health education to students, faculty, and staff. Both primary and urgent care services are offered.
3,146 SF is devoted to the counseling center and 1,375 SF is used for offices and meeting rooms to support the Student Conduct and Community Standards. Another 1,581 SF is allocated to spirituality and meditation for offices, meeting rooms, and worship space for student organizations, individuals, and other organized groups.
An additional 2,090 SF of shared spaces is available to further support each of the services in the building, including the large and welcoming lobby and two carefully designed multipurpose group meeting rooms promoting wellbeing and stress reduction.