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Montgomery College Math and Science Building

Montgomery College is planning the new Catherine and Isiah Leggett Math and Science Building on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. Montgomery College selected the firm, SmithGroup, to design the replacement math and science building on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. To find the most up-to-date project information, visit

Current Project Status

Montgomery College has created a website with information regarding the design proposals and process:

For the latest Project Forum Update:

The College has provided Fact Sheets on various topics:


On February 14, 2019, Montgomery Planning Board voted to approve the Montgomery College Mandatory Referral application (MR2019011)  and Forest Conservation Exemption  (42019092E) with recommendations. The documents are posted on the County website: (enter the project number to see the details).

On March 22, 2019, Montgomery College President, DeRionne Pollard, wrote a letter responding to the Mandatory Referral to Planning Board Chair, Casey Anderson.

Takoma Park City Council passed Resolution 2018-63 regarding the Catherine and Isiah Leggett Math and Science Building on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus on December 5th, 2018.

Site Selection – September 2017

Following a two-year process, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard announced her decision regarding the location of the College’s new Math-Science Building on September 29, 2017.  Dr. Pollard, in a letter to the community, explained the rationale for moving forward with Option 1, to replace Falcon Hall and Science South with a new math/science facility. Dr. Pollard sent a follow up letter on October 19, 2017.

More information about the issues and the process is available on Montgomery College’s  project webpage, including updates from Montgomery College President Dr. Pollard.

Community Conversations – Spring/Summer 2017

In March 2017, Mayor Stewart and Montgomery College President Dr. Pollard extended an invitation to members of the community to participate in a series of three conversations about the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Co-hosted by the Takoma Park City Council and Montgomery College, the last of these conversations was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Information gathered during each of the three community conversations is available under “Links and Notes” in the right column of this page.

Project Lead & Contact Info
Barton Malow Company
Hotline phone number:  800-879-9879

June 2019 – Reduced Building Design

Project Info & Timeline

Budget & Funding Source

Funding Source: Montgomery College

Community Meetings

To find the most up-to-date project information, visit

Community Meetings — 2019

November 6, 2019 — Construction Considerations

September 10, 2019 Project Update Forum

July 9, 2019Design Charrette #7; Project Update #1

June 18, 2019 —  Design Charrette #6

Community Meetings — 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 — Design Charrette: Architectural and Systems Concepts – Continued

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — Design Charrette: Architectural and Systems Concpets

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 — Design Charrette: Building Form – Continued

September 5, 2018 — Site Tours and Discussions

July 12, 2018 — Design Charrette: Building Form

June 28, 2018 – Design Charrette: Design Parameters

Links & Notes

Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan 2013-2023
The Takoma Park City Council provided comment on the plan to the Maryland Higher Education Commission on March 2, 2016

October 19, 2017:  Follow up letter from Dr. Pollard

September 29, 2017: Decision regarding location of proposed Math/Science Building, Letter from Dr. Pollard

August 4, 2017: Update on Modernization of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Letter from Dr. Pollard

June 26, 2017: Montgomery County Planning Board chair, Casey Anderson sent a  letter to the Mayor.

June 19, 2017: Mayor Stewart and Ward One Councilmember Kovar expressed their support for the return to the College’s 2006-2016 Facilities Master Plan for the siting of the new Math-Science Building.

June 6, 2017: Community Conversation

May 9, 2017: Community Conversation

March 21, 2017: Community Conversation

August 26, 2016: Correspondence From Dr. Pollard, Montgomery College President to Mayor Stewart and Peter Kovar

May 5, 2016: Correspondence From Mayor Stewart to Dr. Pollard regarding Montgomery College Facilities Plan

April 20, 2016: Response to Council Request to Postpone from Montgomery College

April 14, 2016: Correspondence From Montgomery College President, Dr. DeRionne Pollard

April 6, 2016: Montgomery County Council Public Hearing-Peter Kovar Testimony

April 5, 2016: Takoma Park Consultation with Sliber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev P.A. on Montgomery College Master Plan

February 1, 2016: Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan-Peter Kovar Comments

Council Work Session: January 20, 2016: Presentation by Brad Stewart, Montgomery College Vice President

Council Resolution: October 12, 2015: Providing Comment on the Proposed Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring 2016-2026 Facilities Master Plan

Community Meetings – Facilities Master Plan

Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan 2004 – 2014


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