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Montgomery College

Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery College’s three campuses are all distinct.  Core Studio Design designed landscapes for each that bring out their uniqueness. Projects include Pavilion 3, Student Affairs & Science, a new Garage and a temporary wayfinding system.

AIA Baltimore Design Award 2014

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Montgomery College is Montgomery College is a public college located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. The college has three campuses, Rockville, Germantown and Takoma Park.


Montgomery College’s three campuses are all distinct. Core Studio Design is designing landscapes for each that bring out their uniqueness. Projects include Pavilion 3, Sudent Affairs & Science, a new Garage and a temporary wayfinding system.

Core Studio Design is the landscape architect on numerous projects for Montgomery College including Pavilion 3, a new Garage, the Sudent Affairs & Science landscape and temporary signage design for all three campuses. Core Studio Design also is the on call landscape architect for Montgomery College.

Pavilion 3 at the Takoma Park campus is a landscape for a building renovation. It was completed in spring 2016. The new entry creates a small courtyard seating area, while the stormwater management area added to the back of the site creates a garden with year round interest.

Student Affairs & Science at the Germantown campus is currently under construction. It is a renovation and expansion of an existing building located at the center of campus. The design accentuates the linearity of the building elements and creates landscape slices that connect the north and south quads through a series of central garden spaces located off of a north south pathway. The grade change south of the building uses materials and details that connect the site to the geology program inside.

The Rockville Garage is a new building located on what was a parking lot. Along with the new Student Services Building, the buildings create a new campus quad at the north end of the campus. Stormwater is located in three raised planters along the west side of the building creating garden and seat walls facing back towards the quad. Existing mature oaks were preserved south of the building.

Temporary Campus Signage was completed with Younts Design as a part of the On Call work for the College. Pedestrian and vehicular signs, and building banners were located at all three campuses. These signs will showcase the College’s new brand identity.


The projects were designed in conjunction with Ziger/Snead Achitects, Cho Benn Holback + Associates and Younts Design.

AIA Baltimore Design Award 2014

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