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Design Competition Set for Major Renovation to UB's Langsdale Library

Six Firms to Present Concepts on Jan. 15

December 23, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Six design and architecture firms will present their concepts for a major renovation to the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library, located at the southwest corner of Maryland Ave. and Oliver St. The public presentations will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15 beginning at 8:15 a.m in the Bogomolny Room in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

The six firms are:

  • Behnisch Architekten of Boston
  • Cannon Design of Baltimore
  • The Lukmire Partnership (Maryland office) of Rockville, Md.
  • Quinn Evans Architects of Washington, D.C.
  • Sasaki/HCM of Boston, in partnership with Hord Coplan Macht of Baltimore
  • Ziger/Snead of Baltimore

The Abell Foundation is sponsoring the competition with a $75,000 grant, similar to the foundation’s support for UB’s 2008 John and Frances Angelos Center design competition. The project's state funding of approximately $12 million will be supplemented by private fundraising. A timetable for design and construction will be announced in the coming weeks.

Renovation objectives include a new organization of the interior to create a transparent, accessible environment; improvements to the building's energy efficiency and sustainability; a transformed façade; and other exterior and interior improvements to enhance the facility's relationship to the campus and the surrounding neighborhood.

Learn more about Langsdale Library.

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