Through an engagement with the Dean of the University of Maryland’s School of Engineering and his leadership team, Ballinger developed the program and design for a bioengineering center for teaching and research. Clark Hall will support the many disciplines involved in health innovation, from bioengineering and mechanical engineering to biology and information technology.
The 184,000 SF Clark Hall facilitates world-class research and supports the University’s growing population of engineering students. It will serve as a home for the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices. This unique co-mingling of education and entrepreneurship helps move research from the lab to the marketplace, where it can be applied to patients.
Specific elements of the design include collaborative teaching spaces that allow students to work in teams in flexible, open laboratories, as well as specialized core labs to support an evolving research program focused on a wide range of research to enhance human health.