DMS is presently providing the cost estimate for this project, located in Princess Anne, Maryland.

The history

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public, historically black college that was founded in 1886 and is part of the University of Maryland system.  Located in rural Princess Anne, Maryland the campus sits on 745 acres and is home to 3,200 students.   

The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions consists of four academic departments: exercise science/ kinesiology, rehabilitation services, physical therapy and physician assistant studies which currently take place in some half-dozen buildings.

The national accrediting organization that evaluates UMES’ pharmacy program signaled that the university needed to demonstrate progress in getting students and faculty under one roof to maximize instructional efficiency as well as student-professor interaction.

Before a regents’ finance-review committee, UMES President Juliette B. Bell highlighted that it is critical to the university’s mission of producing highly skilled health care professionals to meet local, state and national needs.

The governing board approved the project in 2015.  It is part of a wider project for the University System of Maryland which plans to spend $396.8 million on brick-and-mortar projects at the USM public universities.

The project

The proposed project is for the design and construction of a new 120,000 GSF building which will house the School of Pharmacy, shared facilities, and the Small Animal Research Center and a 112,000 GSF facility that will house the remainder of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, including the Clinic and the additional shared facilities. 

Cost estimation

DMS is currently working on the cost estimate for this project.