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Universities at Shady Grove Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Building (BSE)

Location Rockville, Maryland
Project Scope
228,000 SF
Design Services
Client
University of Maryland

The new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Building (BSE) at Universities at Shady Grove is meant to enhance the collaborative efforts at the Universities at Shady Grove of three sister institutions to offer advanced degree education in high technology and medical sciences fields, and to share instructional facilities across disciplines and degree programs. The Universities of Maryland in College Park, Baltimore, and Baltimore County will share the facility with the common goals of advanced education, collaboration, and curricular innovation.

The 228,000 square-foot building will house academic programs in physical therapy, dentistry, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, biological sciences, electrical engineering, environmental science and technology, and associated fields. The new building will have spaces for general instruction, scientific instruction, a full dental clinic, offices and administrative support, student support centers, and building systems and support. The design includes a central atrium gateway space, tiered classrooms, and glass enclosed labs that promote the idea of “science on display.” The project has been designed to LEED Gold standards.