The new A. James Clark Hall will spur the development of transformative new engineering and biomedical technologies to advance human health.
When it opens in Fall 2017, the 184,000-square-foot facility will serve as a flagship presence for University of Maryland engineering and a hub for new partnerships and collaborations throughout the capital region.
Made possible by a gifts totaling $21 million from renowned engineer and businessman A. James Clark and biomedical pioneer Robert E. Fischell, the building will offer state-of-the-art laboratories, flexible classrooms and collaborative student project space, bringing together the many disciplines involved with human health innovation under one roof.
All Clark School students will come together for cross-disciplinary research projects in the building’s Innovation Lab, a 200-foot-long space ideally equipped for collaboration with overhead utilities, digital displays and moveable workbenches. Other labs in the building will feature cutting-edge technology in digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, 3-D printing, optics, and bioinformatics.
Clark Hall will also provide new headquarters for the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, the university’s fastest-growing academic department, as well as the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, adding 45,000 square feet of space dedicated to the research and development of new technologies to promote human health. Advances developed here will be translated into clinical environments around the world.