JM Tawes (Somerset County Technical High School)

  • Location: Westover, MD
  • Specs: 2-story, 103,000 SF
  • Partners: Becker Morgan, Gipe, Oak Contracting

Morabito Consultants provided structural design services for this LEED Gold certified technical high school that provides training in various trades such as automobile maintenance and construction for approximately 400 students between grades 8-12. A pre-engineered metal building was utilized for the warehouse portion of the structure, and a 2-story composite steel structure was designed for the classroom wing. The structural framing and mechanical systems in the building remain visible and serve as teaching aids for the various trade programs. This project has won several awards – ENR Regional Best Project, AIA Maryland Merit Award, and AIA Chesapeake Bay Award!