A. James Clark Hall
College Park, Maryland
The new A. James Clark Hall supports the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, bringing together students, researchers, scientists, medical practitioners, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and regulatory agents to develop the next generation of health care delivery systems. The six-story, 184,000 sf facility features a multi-level atrium, two-stories of flexible open laboratories including optical laser labs, imaging labs and research labs, electromagnetic and radio frequency interference shielded spaces for sensitive equipment, a vivarium suite, classrooms, offices and support spaces. The building has a design goal of LEED Silver. Energy efficient building systems utilizing chilled beam technology were included in our design to maximize indoor air quality and occupant comfort while minimizing energy use and reduce first costs.
WFT Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design for the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors totaling 92,000 sf, and for relocation of existing campus high pressure steam and steam condensate utility pipes, site work and duct bank design to bring new feeders into the new building. Our team also participated in the pre-design engineering programming study for the building.