SCUP Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
University of Baltimore
Photo by Brad Feinknopf
Ayers Saint Gross and Behnisch Architeckten
“ . . . interior is exciting and vast, but narrow enough so it seems somewhat intimate . . . mimics surrounding architecture in an ultramodern way . . . incredibly ambitious and risk taking, and for the most part succeeded . . . pushed the envelope in many ways and it is a test for some pretty interesting sustainability concepts in a human environment . . . ”
This 12-story building replaces a 1980s law school with a boldly contemporary, sustainable design. It unites classrooms, faculty offices, administrative space, and the law library under a single roof for the first time in the school’s history and provides a strong foundation for the activities central to the school’s mission: community involvement, public interest, diversity. State-of-the-art facilities respond to increasing student enrollment and recent pedagogical changes in legal education with environments fostering collaboration. The John and Frances Angelos Law Center is a signature building that gives identity to the campus, integrates with the neighborhood, and reveals the energy and spirit of the university.