Projects That Inspire Us
By Melville Thomas Architects
On 11, Mar 2015 | In | By Melville Thomas Architects
Health Sciences Facility III
University of Maryland Baltimore
MTA is currently teamed with HOK and Design Collective, Inc. as the Interior Architect and Women’s Business Enterprise (MDOT WBE) for the design and implementation of a new 423,000 s.f. interdisciplinary research laboratory building for the University of Maryland Baltimore. This building is the third phase of the UMB Health Sciences Facility to support the continuing growth of research and research funding for the University’s science initiatives, specifically the ability to maintain and advance their position as an academic and research leader, recruit and retain exceptional faculty, students, and staff, and advance health care discoveries for Maryland citizens.
The building is divided into two functional towers joined by a central glass atrium. An 11 story wet tower will contain all of the facility’s wet labs including animal research, imaging, nano medicine, and most of the building’s mechanical systems. A 5 story dry tower will house research offices, conference rooms, and a roof-top garden. The building fronts on a large plaza that it will share with the School of Dentistry and the School of Medicine.
The HOK project lead and principal-in-charge said of our efforts to date.
“I just wanted to touch based and let you know that we have been very happy with your team’s performance during DD. We hope that we continue to have great success during the next phases. Thank you for your effort to date.”
Principal/Director, Science + Technology
(11/5/13 email memo)
Anticipated Completion: September 2017
Client: University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore MD
Construction Manager: Barton Malow
Cost: $220 M