Plan chosen for new Center for Architecture and Design downtown, future home of local AIA chapter

Congratulations to LAI Baltimore members: Kathleen Lane, AIA Baltimore, David Benn, Quinn Evans, and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore Heritage.

Baltimore’s very own Center for Architecture and Design at One Charles Center is moving forward, with the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects announcing today that it’s picked a proposal.

Quinn Evans Architects submitted the winning design in a competition initiated earlier this summer to repurpose the 3,600-square-foot space at the base of the downtown building, which was designed by legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Quinn Evans is headquartered in D.C. and acquired Baltimore-based Cho Benn Holbeck Architects in 2017, retaining its offices next to Center Plaza at 100 N. Charles St.

The new center will be located in the retail space looking out onto W. Fayette Street next to that same plaza. It will house AIA Baltimore’s new headquarters and those of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation when the organizations relocate early next year, along with two gallery spaces, meeting and board rooms, a reception area and a small store for books about Baltimore architecture.

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