-Budget; $560,000

-University Systems of Maryland, Universities at Shady Grove (USG), Rockville, MD, Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Facility (BSE)

-Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017

The Maryland State Arts Council in partnership with the University Systems of Maryland announces a national Request for Qualifications for a public art project on the campus of the Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD. The new BSE Facility is 228,000 SF that will serve the STEMM fields. The building will be sustainably sourced and built and should achieve Gold Level LEED certification. The BSE will educate students and users about the building’s systems and sustainable features such as sunshades, baffles, skylights, bio-swales and rainwater harvesting. The artwork should highlight the mission of the BSE STEMM fields and building sustainability features and should visually link inside and outside and connect to the campus. Artist or artist teams apply submitting a Statement of Interest, Resume, References, and 12 background images. Full Guidelines and Architectural plans on the MSAC websiteApply on CaFÉ.

For questions about the BSE project please email For technical questions about CaFÉ, email

Liesel Fenner   ASLA

Public Art Program Director

Maryland State Arts Council
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Maryland State Arts Council grantees generate $1.16 billion in economic activity and support 14,564 jobs and $54 million in state and local tax revenue. Source: Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland: FY2015.

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