Planning, Design, & Construction

Planning Design and Construction

The Planning Design and Construction department within Facilities at Goucher takes care of all things related to building projects from managing our large multi-million-dollar new buildings and renovations to relocating offices, modernizing classrooms, and purchasing furniture on our beautiful 287-acre campus.  Our campus located in Towson Maryland is comprised of approximately 1,100,000 square feet of classroom, office, residential, and recreational space.  We are always looking for ways to make our facilities better and to improve the way our community learns, works, and plays. 

Current and Planned Projects

As Goucher navigates a new era in higher education, our modernized curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities will enhance the college’s focus on innovation. This has already begun with the completion of the first building in the new first-year village complex, Pagliaro Selz Hall. We will continue as we complete the first-year village with two new residence halls this fall and open the new Mary Fisher Dining Hall bringing the whole campus together to share meals. We have a lot of other projects being planned. Please see the whole story at our Community Matters Blog on our website Community Matters @Goucher College

Architectural History

Goucher College’s architectural legacy is linked through stone buildings that are the center of both the historic downtown campus, begun at St. Paul and 23rd streets in 1885 and which moved to the sylvan Towson campus in the mid-forties to mid-fifties.  The old Goucher Historic District was entered on the National register of historic places in 1978 where 18 of the original buildings were listed.  The Towson campus was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 because of its architectural and planning importance in the development of campus planning in the United States.  It was one of the first campuses plans in the country that was based on the principles of modernism (more Prairie Style than International) and emphasized keeping the natural rolling topography of the campus and using materials from the area vernacular.  For a fuller description of the campus history and buildings see the Special Collections Web Exhibit "Building a Greater Goucher: The History of the Towson Campus" , and the webpage "Buildings of the Goucher Campus"