University of Baltimore replaced their old law school and law clinic buildings with the John and Frances Angelos Law Center. The urban building combined offices, classrooms and law clinics and serves around 1,100 students. Specific program elements in this project included a 32,000-square-foot library, 15 flat-floor and tiered classrooms, 29 large and small group study spaces and practice, trial and appellate moot courts.
The building plan centered around a multi-story atrium with areas for quiet contemplation and group interaction, creating an intriguing acoustical challenge due to the building’s location next to a major freeway.
Nearly all spaces are tied to the audiovisual system: from the entrance, where integrated LCD panels display daily activities, special events and emergency messages to the 300-seat moot courtroom and event space, which is distance-learning enabled. Front-screen projection, wired and wireless touch-panel control and a video annotation allow computer markups and electronic video images.