If you’ve been in midtown lately, you’ve probably noticed the gleaming 12-story building on Mount Royal Avenue that sits in stark contrast to neoclassical Penn Station across the street. It, fittingly, makes a statement. University of Baltimore’s new $114 million John and Frances Angelos Law Center (named for alumnus Peter Angelos’s parents) marks a decade’s worth of growth for the school—even Vice President Joe Biden showed up for its April opening. “You won’t see a law school anywhere in the universe like this,” says UB president Robert Bogomolny, pictured. Since 2002, UB became a four-year undergraduate school, increased enrollment from 4,600 to 6,200, and expanded its faculty by a third. The forward-thinking law center—predicted to achieve the highest LEED rating—has weather-controlled windows, a water re-use system, and an atrium with green plantings. There are also 15 classrooms, a 32,000-square-foot library, and 300-seat mock courtroom. It certainly looks like a building of the future. “Classrooms are bright and open. Professors can project iPad images onto walls,” Bogomolny says. “This space embraces higher ed of the 21st century.”
A sparkly, new law school is the capstone of UB’s growth.
Issue date: June, 2013