Smith-Midland Receives Award from American Concrete Institute for Work on University of Maryland Research Park Building
MIDLAND, Va. – Smith-Midland Corporation® was recently honored by the National Capital Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) as a winner in their 2011 Concrete Awards Competition. Smith-Midland was recognized for their involvement in the construction of the 120,000 square-foot M Square II Office building located within the University of Maryland’s 124-acre M Square Research Park in College Park.
Smith-Midland provided 38,000 square feet (333 individual pieces) of architectural precast panels for the M Square II building, which was designed to match the existing M Square I building, which Smith-Midland provided the panels for two years ago. The building’s design is a three-dimensional representation of the research activities that will occur inside. The scientific process is depicted as a "pristine cube" being pierced by an angled wall, with the collision symbolizing the "spark of ideas" that occurs during scientific endeavors. The cube feature was incorporated into the precast concrete panels produced by Smith-Midland.