University of Maryland - A. James Clark Hall

Accelerating Advancements in Human Health
This world-class facility will not only attract faculty and students, but it will also ensure that the University of Maryland remains at the forefront of engineering and biomedical technologies to advance human health innovation.
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer
Location: 
College Park, Maryland
Client: 
University of Maryland
Architect: 
Ballinger Architects
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Contract Value: 
$90,000,000
Size: 
184,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2017
Certification: 
LEED Silver (targeted)
Sector: 

The University of Maryland awarded Clark a $90 million contract for the Bioengineering Building. The new, 184,000 square-foot facility will be located on the university’s College Park campus.

The new structure will provide much needed research and academic space for the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Currently located in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, which Clark completed in 2007, the department has rapidly expanded and outgrown their existing space. Clark will construct the A. James Clark Hall on a parking lot just north of the Kim Building. It will feature atrium space, a two-story flexible open laboratory space, flexible classrooms, optical laser laboratories, imaging laboratories, electromagnetic and radio frequency interference shielded spaces for sensitive equipment, and a vivarium. The building exterior will be comprised of curtain wall with aluminum baguette sunshades, masonry, cast stone accents, and metal wall panels.

The A. James Clark Hall is being designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Substantial completion is scheduled for 2017.