Johns Hopkins University: Belward Research Campus

Johns Hopkins University: Belward Research Campus

Montgomery County, Maryland
Prior to merging with Perkins Eastman, EE&K developed a concept plan for the future of the Johns Hopkins Belward Research Campus and surrounding greater Shady Grove Life Science Center as part of the Vision 2030 for the Shady Grove Sector. The design process resulted in a conceptual plan that offers a new vision for the development of state-of-the-art applied research in a thriving, mixed-use community. The plan addresses land use, transit-oriented development opportunities, parks and open spaces, traffic and transportation, and issues of livability and mixed-use development.

The success of this campus depends not only on the creation of new research facilities, but on a commitment to smart growth and sustainability and the creation of new “place” within Montgomery County. The team’s goal for the concept was born out of a visionary planning process shaped by collaboration among the project team, Montgomery County, and other key stakeholders, such as local suburban community and agencies, community and university institutions, and related industries.

The plan was approved in May 2010, and the first phase, 500,000 sf of facilities for the National Cancer Institute, is currently under construction.