The new state-of-the-art space, which includes 60,000 square feet, will help consolidate the majority of IT's operations.
The University of Maryland announces today its Division of Information Technology will be moving to the Discovery District, an epicenter of academic, research and economic development for UMD and the region.
The Division of IT’s new space will include 60,000 square feet located at 5801 University Research Court in a three-story, 71,000 square foot building owned by Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC). Moving into this new space will consolidate the vast majority of the Division’s current operations, which are currently spread across four buildings. In the new, state-of-the-art space, the Division of IT will be able to streamline processes, build greater teamwork and better share information and best practices.
“We are thrilled to be joining the Discovery District and to be part of the growing innovation ecosystem,” said Jeffrey Hollingsworth, UMD’s interim chief information officer. “The incredible new facilities will allow us to collaborate within the Division and with campus partners like never before, allowing our information technology operations to thrive.”
The Discovery District is part of UMD’s Greater College Park initiative, a $2 billion public-private investment to rapidly revitalize the Baltimore Avenue corridor and academic campus, which includes dynamic academic spaces, a public-private research hub and vibrant downtown community.
The Division of IT’s move to the new space frees up existing space in the center of campus, which will begin long-term renovation plans that allow the university to better serve its core academic mission.
The Division of IT plans to move to the new location in summer 2018.