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MICA, 100 Dolphin Street

Construction, Geotechnical


Baltimore City, MD


$7.5M, award-winning Maryland Institute College of Art facility.

GTA provided subsurface exploration, laboratory analysis, and geotechnical engineering to evaluate subsurface conditions and provide recommendations for foundation design and construction for a new 5-story, 25,000-SF building planned in the approximate footprint of the existing active, 3-story academic building. The site is located in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Bolton Hill, surrounded by Howard Street, Mt. Royal Avenue, the MTA Light Rail, B&O Railroad, CSX Railroad Howard Street tunnel, and a cluster of buildings that would remain. After demolition of the existing structure, GTA provided an additional subsurface exploration, testing, and analysis to confirm the requisite foundation design. GTA also provided construction observation and testing services including site grading, subgrade soils and utility construction, installation of caissons, pile caps, grade beams, structural steel framing, composite slabs, and installation of crack monitors on existing improvements, during the fast-paced, 13-month demolition and construction period.

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