Hord Coplan Macht provided design services for the phased renovation of space in Wings 2 and 5, which accommodated the relocation of labs, administrative, and student spaces from Wing 1. The project goal was to incorporate 21st Century learning trends and student spaces, and provide upgraded laboratory space, infrastructure, and equipment for the Chemistry department.
A new undergraduate and graduate student learning commons was designed to facilitate peer to peer learning, student scholarship, collaborative study within the University of Maryland Chemistry program. In addition, a new departmental office with private offices, workstations, and conference rooms features updated presentation technology, soft seating for informal gathering, and collaborative work space, as well as a welcoming entrance.
Reconfigured and upgraded spaces include Functional Inorganic Materials, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Standard Reference Data, Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering, Surface Analysis, and laser laboratories and program support spaces, and included updated MEP utilities and fume hood requirements.