Officials at the University of Baltimore began digging for the $107 million, 190,000-square-foot law project at North Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore, Md. The site will provide space for the University of Baltimore School of Law, the sixth largest public law school in the country.
Over the past two years, the University secured $15 million in private funding to support design, development and construction and to be used in conjunction with funding from the state of Maryland.
Following an international design competition, the selection of a world-class architecture firm, months of planning and the completion of a successful private fundraising campaign, University of Baltimore officials broke ground last week on the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny hosted the event.
“The new John and Frances Angelos Law Center will support the School of Law’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality legal education, scholarship and outreach. It will be home to future generations of lawyers, judges, legal scholars and civic leaders,” Bogomolny said. “The center’s purpose, scope and location called for the creation of a significant and forward-looking building." “[The] design will help define the future University of Baltimore and will make a significant contribution to the architectural landscape of midtown Baltimore.”Several University of Baltimore alumni were among the lead private donors for the new law center.