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Montgomery College Science Center

If buildings had mottos, this one would be 'Science on Display'

  • LEED

    Certified Gold

  • 14

    Biology Labs

  • 9

    Chemistry Labs

  • Rockville, Maryland

    Rockville, Maryland

This new 270,000-square-foot building provides much needed space for students seeking affordable, high quality programs

The need for a new science center at the Montgomery College Rockville Campus was evident long before the groundbreaking in February 2009. More students had enrolled in science, engineering, and mathematics courses than ever before and leaders at the college, county, and state levels agreed—investing in a new building would benefit the entire community. From its dramatic four story atrium to its gleaming new laboratories, recitation rooms, and faculty offices, the new 140,000-square-foot instructional building provides much needed space for students increasingly seeking affordable, high quality programs in science, engineering, and mathematics.

Throughout design and construction, we worked closely with the college faculty who provided expert advice on what today’s science and engineering majors need to succeed. One key suggestion was to create gathering spaces for students, whose classroom discussions often spill into hallways at the end of class. The result—four stories of instructional space, organized into neighborhoods of program specific labs, recitation rooms, and study areas. Students and their professors can consult in the nearby department office suites.

At a Glance

Stantec Architecture / Cho Benn Holback
Meet Our Team

Paul Pohlod, Principal

Architects and engineers continue to merge in relentless pursuit of excellence and with collaboration and passion achieve true integration.

David Linamen, Principal

Truly great design is a product of endless passion and intense commitment, with success measured in outcome and not in hours.

Jerry Marinzel, Senior Project Manager

What excites me about architecture is the unique nature of the challenges and opportunities that we encounter every day.

Elizabeth Beck, Associate, Project Architect

I enjoy designing educational facilities to help make the learning experience a positive one—for both students and faculty.
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Paul Pohlod


David Linamen


Jerry Marinzel

Senior Project Manager

Elizabeth Beck

Associate, Project Architect

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