April 15, 2009

Clark Construction Building Rockville Science Center at Montgomery College

ROCKVILLE, Md. – Clark Construction Group, LLC, has been selected to lead construction of a 140,700 square-foot Science Center at Montgomery College's Rockville Campus. The $51 million Rockville Science Center will be integrated with the college's existing Science East building.

The Center will contain offices, classrooms, and laboratory space for biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering programs. Clark also will manage the construction of a greenhouse and a rooftop observatory. The scope of work also includes renovating and expanding the campus' stormwater management facility. The project team will resize the outfall and expand the existing facility.

Supported by a cast-in-place skeleton, the building will feature a structural steel roof and a curtain wall and metal panel facade.

The Science Center is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification. Planned green design elements include photovoltaic solar panels and a green roof.

Construction of the Rockville Science Center began in early 2009 and completion is scheduled for spring 2011.

Montgomery College (www.montgomerycollege.edu) is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.