Universities at Shady Grove Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Building

Rockville, Maryland

The new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Building (BSE) enhances the collaborative efforts at the Universities at Shady Grove of nine 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 share the facility with the common goals of advanced education, collaboration, and curricular innovation.

The 228,000 square-foot building houses academic programs in physical therapy, dentistry, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, biological sciences, electrical engineering, environmental science and technology, and associated fields. The new building provides 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 is LEED Platinum certified.

Cooper Carry designed the project with Lake|Flato Architects.

project scope

228,000 SF

design services

Architecture, Interior Design


University of Maryland


  • 2020 Building Congress and Exchange of Baltimore, Craftsmanship Award for Bluestone/Brick Masonry
  • 2020 NAIOP DC | MD Award of Excellence, Best Institutional Facility
  • 2021 IIDA Georgia Best of the Best Award, Learn, Best of Education + Research
  • 2021 USGBC National Capital Region Community Leader Award, Judge’s Choice