Bel Air, MD


181,500 SF

The new athletic center and arena for Harford Community College serves the athletic needs of the students, recreation for the community and is the largest multi-purpose assembly space in northeast Maryland.  The 2,500-seat NCAA standard basketball venue also serves concerts, trade shows, lectures, high school graduations and county-wide civic events.

The Susquehanna Athletic Center contains a newly renovated gymnasium, fitness center, swimming pool, dance studio, flexible, multi-modal collaborative learning spaces and a suite of athletic faculty offices.

The project meets the requirements for a LEED Silver certification.  Ornamental sun-shades, a water harvesting system, solar hot water heating for the pool and roof-mounted photovoltaics are some of the sustainable features designed.

*Design led by Jim Determan, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge, while at Hord Coplan Macht, Architect of Record.