Photo by Dan Schwalm

Solution

University of Maryland, Physical Sciences Complex

College Park, MD

Client

Gilbane Building Company

Completion

2014

Awards

2014 Merit Award, Built Open Category, AIA New Jersey
2014 Award of Merit, Higher Education/Research, ENR MidAtlantic

Photo by Dan Schwalm

The University of Maryland wanted to expand their science facilities and provide space to promote collaboration amongst university researchers and students and nearby federal agencies with a new Physical Sciences Complex.  The new building connects to the existing Computer and Space Science (CSS) building, which required partial demolition of the CSS building.  The 160,000 sq ft facility houses offices, classrooms, lounges, and laboratories, some of which required specific temperature and humidity conditions.  SGH consulted on the building enclosure systems, including metal panel and brick masonry cladding, storefront windows, and featuring a tapered, elliptical curtain wall that dramatically cuts through the center of the building.