The project will house autonomous technology systems for use in defense and tech-based industries.
BY DAVID MALONE, MANAGING EDITOR | JANUARY 28, 2022
The University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM) has recently completed its newest building, the Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology, or SMART, Building. The new 75,000-sf facility will help pioneer technology in the Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) space.
Designed by Cooper Carry, the project is a cross between a traditional educational environment and a research institution that supports the development of high-tech autonomous machines capable of traveling by land, sea, or air. Cooper Carry created a master plan for the complex oriented around a new campus quadrangle that replaced a former surface parking lot. The design allows users to easily traverse the facility and access varying research rooms.