The Governor’s fiscal 2021 capital budget provided a total of $8 million to fund projects at three MICUA member institutions. MICUA requested an additional $4 million for each project from the General Assembly to enable each project to move forward on schedule.
- Johns Hopkins University requested a $4 million State matching grant to design and construct a new academic building to be dedicated to, and named in honor of, the legacy and lifetime contributions of Henrietta Lacks. This 31,000 GSF building will be located on the University’s East Baltimore campus, adjoining Deering Hall. It will provide space for the Berman Institute of Bioethics and its education and research programs. It will also provide space for complementary programs in the School of Medicine engaged in education and research to support community health and reductions in healthcare disparities. The building will house classrooms, offices, seminar rooms, research spaces, and meeting spaces for programming to enhance partnerships between the community and biomedical researchers. The estimated total cost of this project is $30.3 million.
- Maryland Institute College of Art requested a $4 million State matching grant to design and renovate the 51,000 GSF 81 Mosher Street Building to create a new Creative Learning Commons (CLC). This building is located in the heart of MICA’s Mount Royal campus and was acquired by the College in 2016. While the building is structurally sound, its traditional office configuration is not usable for academic purposes. The new CLC will serve as a center for student development, public engagement, and educational innovation. Once completed, the CLC will house state-of-the-art classrooms and learning environments; academic services for first-year undergraduates to graduate students; resources for faculty and staff development; and meeting spaces for community programming. The estimated total cost of this project is $9.3 million.
- Notre Dame of Maryland University requested a $4 million State matching grant to design and renovate the University’s 109,850 GSF Knott Science Building. Knott is the key science facility on campus, housing all of the University’s STEM related academic departments. Built in 1967 and last renovated in 1999, the Knott renovation will reconfigure, right size, and modernize classrooms, labs, and other learning spaces for modern science-teaching methods and offer improvements in quality, efficiency, and functionality. The new labs will be flexible and adaptable to 21st century pedagogy and student learning needs and include designated space for experiments, research, and hands-on learning. The mechanical infrastructure of the building will also be addressed to enhance the lifespan of the facility. The estimated total cost of this project is $9 million.