MCLA’s John and Frances Angelos Law Center at University of Baltimore is featured in this month’s Architectural Record, which focuses on architectural lighting for August. The recently completed project was designed by Behnisch Architekten – Boston with Architect of Record Ayers Saint Gross Architects. The John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore is the sixth-largest public law school in the U.S. Completed in April 2013, this new $99 million, 12-story building is a transformative and architectural landmark for the campus and central Baltimore.
Based on the requirement to create a progressive facility using all LED sources, MCLA incorporated LED in 95% of the entire space: the central lobby atrium, terraced study spaces, 300-seat moot court room, law clinic, classrooms, 32,000sf library, and auditorium. MCLA developed custom suspended chandeliers using LED with acrylic transparent panels, establishing an iconic theme for the school. As our Senior Designer Scott Guenther notes in this article, “The chandeliers are about scale… The illuminated surfaces make you perceive the space as having more light.” The project incorporated comprehensive daylight controls to target the planned LEED Platinum building rating. Exterior scope included entry plaza, courtyard, facades, walkways, and terraces. Architectural design included a significant daylight studies for the atrium and circulation areas.
Read more about this project here, and earn one AIA/CES continuing education hour.