conceptual studies | BAR & ARB approval | interiors  | construction documentation | accessibility & code review | zoning analysis

Fred Lazurus Graduate Studio Center at MICA

The existing historic 1915 warehouse
was transformed into a dynamic hub
of graduate study programs. The
under-utilized building went through a
complete renovation in two construction phases to accommodate academic programming. The largest design impact is at the first floor, which was a dark, lifeless space that has no connection to the main urban street it fronts. The new design gives MICA a major street presence by providing large windows at the first floor lobby/gallery area and a glassy new accessible entrance, which opens to art galleries, cafe space, and a new lecture hall.

Size: 120,000 SF

Location: Baltimore, MD

Completion: 2012

Cost: $14.2M

Completed by Khanh Uong, Project Architect, with Cho Ben Holback + Associates

Photo Credits: Patrick Ross Photography

418 East Main Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902


1014 West 36th Street Suite 207

Baltimore, MD 21211