Morgan State University Calvin & Tina Tyler Hall

Opened in 2020, Calvin & Tina Tyler Hall, is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding, 152-year-old Morgan State University campus. The 135,000-SF signature building houses student support departments, administrative offices, and open event spaces. Located on a highly visible site at the corner of Hillen Road & Cold Spring Lane, Tyler Hall serves as a gateway to campus for students and visitors, and provides a connection to the surrounding community. Carroll Engineering served as Civil Engineer on this project, which blends modern design and efficiency with the aesthetic of the campus’s original buildings. Boasting state-of-the-art technology and LEED Gold designs, the new building features a communal reception area, a 3-story lobby atrium, and meeting and work spaces. CEI provided full civil designs for the $88 million construction project, which featured a 4.5-acre area of disturbance and functional site elements to create a universally accessible pedestrian thoroughfare through the heart of the campus.


  • Site designs included full stormwater management and erosion/sediment control plans approved by MDE, grading and excavation for drainage, and water quality devices such as micro-bioretention areas.
  • Working on a sloped, mainly grassy site, our team provided designs for a substantial 4.5-acre area of disturbance, including building footprint, walkways, stairs, utilities, and ADA access.
  • With its expansive size, the project impacted adjacent public spaces. CEI coordinated with Baltimore City for work within the public right-of-way, including utility connections to public mains and site entrances from public roadways and sidewalks.
  • The $88 million Tyler Hall is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.


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    College & University
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    Morgan State University