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Request for Proposal Issued for Design of New Law Building

Design Competition Expected to Attract National Interest; Prep-Proposal Conference, Tour Set for July 10

June 27, 2008
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

A request for proposal for design of a new facility for the University of Baltimore School of Law has been issued by the University System of Maryland, through its regional service center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The RFP entails the development of a $107 million, 190,000-square-foot law school project on a UB-owned parcel at Charles Street and Mt. Royal Avenue. On June 25, UB announced a $5 million donation to the project from UB School of Law alumnus Peter Angelos, LL.B. '61.

The Abell Foundation will fund a $150,000 design competition for the new facility. UB President Robert L. Bogomolny expects the competition to bring national and international interest to the initiative. Details about the competition process are featured in the RFP.

The RFP can be viewed as a download from On this page, click on eBID BOARD to retrieve the RFP. In addition, a Pre-Proposal Conference, including a tour of the site of the proposed facility, will be held on Thursday, July 10 at 2 p.m., beginning in the University of Baltimore Student Center's Performing Arts Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
The project's timeline is as follows:

  • Selection of architect – June 2008 to January 2009
  • Design phase; selection of contractor – February 2009 to May 2010
  • Construction – June 2010 to July 2012
  • Opening – August 2012

The existing law building, the John and Frances Angelos Law Center, was named after Angelos's parents as part of an earlier gift in 1991. The new building will retain that name upon opening in 2012, and the current facility will be renovated at that time to accommodate UB’s growing academic programs.

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