As a part of the East Baltimore revitalization initiative, the Forest City Science and Technology Group teamed with Johns Hopkins University to create and expand the Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD, which included the construction of the Maryland Public Health Laboratory Building. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the building a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
The new office and laboratory building is part of a long-term campus system to incorporate and communicate with other technology organizations. In addition to administrative offices and conference rooms, the facility includes Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 and 3 spaces, a computer training room that allows Maryland to communicate with other health departments, chemical laboratories and a vivarium. Our audiovisual and IT infrastructure design played a key role in access, storage and retrieval of analysis data between the various laboratories and offices.