Grand opening plans for the April 2013 debut of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore are underway. The new law center will serve as a landmark example of sustainable design and construction and is on track to be the first completely LEED Platinum-certified law school building in the United States.
"We are planning a series of special events for mid-April to introduce UB students, faculty, donors, elected officials and the Baltimore community to the new law center," University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny said. "I'm confident the building will be a signature addition to the UB campus and contribute significantly to Baltimore's architectural landscape."
Designed by Behnisch Architekten of Stuttgart, Germany, and Boston, Mass., in partnership with Baltimore's Ayers/Saint/Gross, the 190,000-square-foot building will unite classrooms, faculty offices, administrative space, clinics and the law library under a single roof for the first time in UB's history. The building will functionally and symbolically define the UB School of Law as an academic and social nexus, offering 21st-century teaching and learning facilities while fostering an interactive and communicative environment for collaboration between students and faculty.
The John and Frances Angelos Law Center will be located at the corner of Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street, directly across from Penn Station.
About The UB School of Law
The UB School of Law has a rich legacy of producing legal practitioners, judges, public defenders, prosecutors and community and civic advocates. UB alumni account for 30 percent of Maryland's Circuit Court judges, 34 percent of its District Court judges and more than one-third of its elected state's attorneys. The current UB law facility opened in 1982; since that time, student enrollment has increased by more than 20 percent. The number of faculty and support staff has more than doubled, reflecting the changing needs of legal education.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the Merrick School of Business, the School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.