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UMCP to break ground on new engineering building

The University of Maryland, College Park will break ground Friday morning on a new engineering building — A. James Clark Hall — that will emphasize biomedical research.

The 184,000-square-foot facility will be built in the Paint Branch Parking Lot adjacent to the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building. Clark Hall will accommodate “rapidly growing programs and foster collaboration among the many disciplines involved with human health innovation,” university officials said in a statement.

The facility, which is expected to open in 2017, will include laboratories and student project space and will serve as a new home for the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Institute for Biomedical Devices.

The building was designed by Ballinger, a Philadelphia-based architecture firm, and will be developed by Clark Construction Group.

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