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University of Maryland To Break Ground for A. James Clark Hall

Groundbreaking ceremony slated for Friday, Nov. 21, at 10:00 a.m.

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MEDIA ADVISORY  November 20, 2014


Elise Carbonaro
301 405 6501

What: Ceremonial Groundbreaking of the new A. James Clark Hall at the University of Maryland


Distinguished speakers include: 

  • The Honorable Steny Hoyer, United States Congress
  • Wallace Loh, President, University of Maryland
  • William E. Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland
  • The Honorable Nancy K. Kopp, Maryland State Treasurer
  • The Honorable John L. Bohanan, Jr., Maryland General Assembly
  • Darryll J. Pines, Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • William E. Bentley, Chair, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
  • Robert E. Fischell, Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Benefactor
  • Courtney Clark Pastrick, President, The Clark Charitable Foundation 

When: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

Where: Paint Branch Parking Lot, University of Maryland, College Park

More Information

On Friday, November 21, 2014, the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering will host the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new A. James Clark Hall at the University of Maryland, College Park. The new building will cultivate transformative new engineering and biomedical technologies to accelerate advancements in human health.

Taking place at the site of the new building in the Paint Branch Parking Lot, adjacent to the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, the event will bring together honored guests, dignitaries, and representatives of the University of Maryland and University System of Maryland to celebrate the impact Clark Hall will have on the advancement of biomedical research.

Clark Hall will facilitate world-class research and educational programs, offering state-of-the-art laboratories, student project space, and a new home for the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices. Located within an hour’s drive from many of the nation’s top bioscience research forces, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Clark Hall will serve as a central hub for new partnerships for organizations throughout the Maryland and Washington, D.C. region.

Slated to open in 2017, Clark Hall was designed by a team of architects at Ballinger and will be developed by Clark Construction Group.