McGowan Academic Center

Capitol Technical University

Laurel, Maryland


Named for William McGowan, a pioneer in telecommunications, the McGowan Academic Center anchors the north end of campus providing a prominent new face. This facility houses classrooms, labs, offices and conference facilities. The building links the existing residential and academic portions of this campus and is the first step toward a master plan. The design responds to its orientation and a goal of showcasing the role of the college as a leader in technology disciplines.


You’ve done an extraordinary job with a project that suffered from an unending stream of cuts and threats. The torment hardly shows at all! The building was supposed to be the signature building on campus and you’ve certainly achieved that. Great job!

William Troxler Ph.D., President-Emeritus, Capitol College