University of Maryland College Park Capital Projects

Project Name

Tawes Hall


College Park, Maryland

Project Description

J. Vinton Schafer and Sons provided construction management at-risk services for the phased renovation to the existing 146,220 square foot occupied building. The building housed the performing arts program and with the modifications/ renovation, the building now provides a modern academic facility to the Department of English.  The UMTV station and Eaton Broadcast Center are located in building and remained occupied and functional throughout construction.  The project also included a new Satellite Central Utility Building (SCUB)

Square Footage

146,220 square feet

Facility Type

Higher Education

Owner’s Name

University of Maryland College Park Capital Projects


Einhorn Yaffee Prescott

The University of Maryland first hired JVS in the fall of 2005 as the CM at Risk for the extensive renovation of the Tawes Building for the English Department...we are very pleased with JVS as a CM and based on this very positive experience, have selected JVS for numerous other projects. We hope we will continue working together for many years on future projects.
Linda Clark, Former Assistant Director of the University of Maryland College Park Capital Projects