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.