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

MICA Fred Lazurus Graduate Studio Center
MICA Fred Lazurus Main Entrance and Plaza
MICA Fred Lazurus Entry Vestibule and Lobby
MICA Fred Lazurus Lobby and Gallery
MICA Fred Lazurus Auditorium
MICA Fred Lazurus Studio Lounge and Gallery
MICA Fred Lazurus Computer Lab
MICA Fred Lazurus Physical Model