Project Description

Mathias Lab
Edgewater, MD

This $29M project includes a new 94,000 sf laboratory addition to the existing Mathias Lab building.  EwingCole performed a facilities assessment of the existing Mathias Lab building, which confirmed the need for expansion to accommodate increased and more efficient research activities in keeping with their mission.  The existing building required select renovation including the relocation or “rezoning” of numerous labs and offices, and the creation of storage facilities.  Designers used Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) design guidelines for project development.  The overall project design includes features and systems to earn a minimum certification of LEED Gold.


“EwingCole was instrumental in helping us achieve a truly holistic and strategic vision for our site. Under the leadership of Howard Skoke, the team was completely on target and was able to incorporate virtually all of our objectives into the capital plan. When others look back at our efforts 20 years from now, they will say ‘we got it right’.”
Anson Hines
Director, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Master plan of SERC’s 2,650 acre site in Edgewater, MD