FROM THE ARCHITECTS:
The University of Baltimore called for a new law school building that would offer a contemporary and functional solution as well as establish the school as an integral partner in enhancing the culture, commerce, and future of Baltimore and the region.
The prominent location of the site, opposite Penn Station, demands a significant building that serves as a gateway into the city and engages the surrounding neighbourhood. The building should not only provide classrooms, a library, faculty and administrative offices, but also offer inviting spaces for study and student-faculty interaction.
The winning design is a composition of three volumes, each of which holds one of the three main program points: classrooms, library, and faculty / administration. The administrative volume also includes the separate accessible clinics, where students, faculty, and local attorneys provide legal services to the community. An atrium connects the three volumes, providing space for a lobby, coffee bars, and lounges. The Appelate Moot Court for mock sessions extends down from the main lobby to a lower garden level; court hearings, lectures and events are held within its assembly space.
Progress of the construction of the John & Frances Angelos Law Center can be seen via live webcam at http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/ub-s-future/ub-s-changing-campus/new-law-school/construction-webcam.cfm?masterview=bc_camera
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