University of Maryland | School of Medicine (Health Sciences Research Facility III)
419,500 sq. ft.
HOK, Design Collective
The University of Maryland’s new state-of-the-art biomedical research facility, Health Sciences Research Facility Phase III, will combine research groups from the different departments of the School of Medicine into a single facility designed to advance the work of the researchers while improving cross-pollination and interaction among research groups. The facility is designed to increase UMB’s standing as one of the top research institutions in the country and will be used to recruit new researchers to the university.
The 419,500 sq. ft. facility is designed with two distinct forms: a lab tower that features wet lab, wet lab support and office spaces for wet lab researchers and a lower dry lab bar that features workstations and offices for computational research groups. These two forms are connected by a glass atrium with bridges across it to allow for easy movement between wet lab and dry lab areas.