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University of Baltimore to Break Ground on New Law Center, Aug. 26

August 20, 2010
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

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, Governor Martin O'Malley and University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny will host an official groundbreaking for the University's new John and Frances Angelos Law Center on Thursday, Aug. 26, at noon at the University of Baltimore. Several hundred people are expected to attend 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 $107 million, 190,000-square-foot law project at North Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue will provide additional space for the UB 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.

Behnisch Architekten of Stuttgart, Germany, in partnership with Baltimore's Ayers/Saint/Gross, was selected to design the John and Frances Angelos Law Center following an international competition.

"The center's purpose, scope and location called for the creation of a significant and forward-looking building," Bogomolny said. "Behnisch's design will help define the future University of Baltimore and will make a significant contribution to the architectural landscape of midtown Baltimore."

UB School of Law alumnus Peter Angelos, LL.B. '61; the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.; Sayra Wells Meyerhoff, J.D. '78, M.S. '04, and Neil Meyerhoff; Jana Howard Carey, J.D. '76, and James H. Carey; The Abell Foundation; and Renée Bronfein Ades, J.D. '00, are among the lead private donors for the new law center.  

"Our donor community shared our vision for a new law center. Their commitment, along with the ongoing support of the governor and legislature, made this project a success even before the first shovel hit the ground,” Bogomolny said.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.