Kim Building Sept 2005 007

The Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building was designed for the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering to respond to academic demands in new technologies. The facility has two zones of specialized spaces, classrooms, and labs linked by a soaring rotunda. The Kim Building’s exterior is a contemporary expression of the university’s characteristic Georgian architecture. Its interior, in keeping with the School of Engineering’s “building as a teaching tool” philosophy, maintains visibility of structural, mechanical, and select technical systems to promote student and visitor exploration. The rotunda serves as both a gallery for the display of student projects and as the building’s primary entrance.

Specialized spaces include microelectronics and semiconductor clean rooms, as well as laboratories for virtual reality, aerospace engineering, materials classification, sensors and actuators, fluids, photonics/lasers, information technologies, intelligent transportation, computers, and safety systems. The 100-seat auditorium is designed to allow multiple lab groups to assemble as well as to accommodate special events and guest lecturers.

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