On October 19, 2016, USG broke ground on its Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education (BSE) Facility. Guests included Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, Maryland State Senator Nancy King, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret as well as local business leaders, partner universities, students and the community.

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When the building opens in 2019, Maryland’s premier research universities, including University of Maryland, Baltimore, University of Maryland, College Park and UMBC will offer undergraduate and graduate degree opportunities in critical and rapidly growing industries, including healthcare, biosciences, engineering and computational sciences. The new facility, designed by the nationally renowned architectural firm Cooper Carry and its partner Lake/Flato, will be one of the most sustainably sourced and built laboratory buildings in the country. It will include teaching laboratories, collaborative learning spaces, clinical training facilities, academic offices and expanded student services.

The boardwalk cuts through the wetlands between USG and IBBR creating a more direct (and much more scenic!) route to our campus from the Shady Grove Garage and Parking Lot 1.


The Shady Grove Garage was completed in 2016. The garage is for students, visitors, and staff and has 700 parking spaces and is handicap accessible. The Shady Grove Garage features many green aspects that are in accordance with the sustainability efforts on campus.