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Mount Awards Contracts for Major Construction Projects

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Mount St. Mary’s University has selected Morgan-Keller Construction, based in Frederick, Maryland, as the general contractor for two key construction projects that will begin in 2020.

knott-academic-center-in-text.jpgIn the summer of 2020, Morgan-Keller will begin construction of a 12,000 square foot addition to and renovations of the 49,074 square foot Knott Academic Center, the Mount’s primary academic facility and home to the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The addition will house the Bolte School, multipurpose space, a Bloomberg lab, an auditorium and new offices and classrooms. Renovations will include modernization of classrooms and technology, increased co-curricular learning and collaborative spaces, expanded faculty offices and upgraded infrastructure. The project, being funded by a significant gift from the Bolte Family Foundation, a state grant and other gifts, is slated to be completed by Fall 2021.

A groundbreaking for the Rooney Performance Center is scheduled for June 2020. This athletic expansion project, to be constructed by Morgan-Keller, will significantly improve sports medicine, strength and conditioning and student recreation space. The Center, being funded with significant gifts from John J. and JoAnn Rooney and Patrick J. and Sandy Rooney, will include four multiuse courts for basketball, tennis, volleyball and other sports.

“We are excited to begin construction on these projects and look forward to working with Morgan-Keller, a locally based company with ties to the Mount, to make these centerpieces of the Forward! Together as One campaign reality,” said Mount St. Mary’s President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D.

Marotta/Main Architects, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, designed the Knott Academic Center addition and renovation plan and the Rooney Performance Center.

Bradley Guyton, Morgan-Keller president and CEO, is an alumnus of the Mount, earning both a Bachelor of Science in business and finance and an MBA from the university. In addition, two other members of the Morgan-Keller executive team earned MBA’s at the Mount: Joy Watt, vice president and chief financial officer, and Taylor Davis, vice president for business development.