Franklin Center (Columbia Gateway Center) – columbia, md
christopher consultants, ltd. provided surveying, engineering and land planning services for the Franklin Center located in the Columbia Gateway business park in Columbia, Maryland. The 7-story, 210,000 square foot office building is located on a 15-acre site. A LEED Silver rating is pending through the United States Green Building Council. Design features include a cistern that is used to harvest rain water to provide irrigation for the landscaping on site and a plaza area adjacent to the building. As part of the approval process, christopher was involved in the preparation of conceptual grading plan and earthwork analysis, topographic surveys, preparation of revised site development plan including; site layout, fine grading, landscaping, storm drain design, water and sewer design, cost estimates for bonding and preparation of plan packages for grading and building permit submittals.