U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

Aberdeen, Maryland
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Flad Architects
Additional collaborations with Flad Architects:
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Gaudreau, Inc.
526,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Silver (targeted)

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) Replacement Facility is the U.S. Department of Defense's lead laboratory for medical chemical defense research. The facility houses 300 employees who are involved in developing, testing, and evaluating medical treatments and materials to prevent and treat casualties of chemical warfare.

Clark constructed the 526,255 square-foot facility and performed the complete fit-out of interior laboratory and support space. In addition, Clark managed the installation of medical gas and conventional utilities, electrical services, and sitework. The USAMRICD faclity includes chemistry laboratories built to meet Biological Safety Level 2 standards, as well as command headquarters, offices, and training facilities.


The USAMRICD Replacement Facility is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. During construction, the project team set a goal to divert more than 50 percent of all construction waste from landfills and earn all four credits for the use of low-emitting materials.