SEATTLE — LMN Architects, a Seattle-based, multidisciplinary design firm with a reputation for distinctive, community-focused projects, announces its engagement in a study to determine the future of the Baltimore Convention Center, along with Architect of Record, Ayers Saint Gross.
Mark Reddington, FAIA, Design Partner for LMN Architects on the project notes, “This project has the opportunity to shape the future of downtown Baltimore, connecting neighborhoods, building community and creating a place for broader social and civic engagement, while enhancing the economic vitality of the city. We are honored to be a part of this talented team, and to work on such a pivotal project for the City of Baltimore.”
Working with the Maryland Stadium Authority to determine the best solution for both the City and the State, the team will study four alternative development options:
- An expanded and renovated convention center
- An expanded and renovated convention center that incorporates an arena
- An expanded and renovated convention center that incorporates a new hotel
- An expanded and renovated convention center that incorporates both an arena and a new hotel
A recognized leader in the evolution of convention center design, LMN has been involved in the study and development of more than 80 convention center projects across the globe. The firm has leveraged these opportunities to create projects that enrich urban vitality, serving as a catalyst for civic engagement and economic growth within their communities.
In addition to LMN Architects, who are leading the development of the master plan and the convention center component of the study, other firms on the team include Baltimore-based Ayers Saint Gross (prime consultant for the team); Perkins Eastman, a New York-based design firm focused on the hotel component of the study; Populous, a globally-based design firm focused on the arena component of the study; and Clark Construction of Bethesda, Maryland.
Funding for the study is being provided by public and private sources, including the city and state. Based on the recommendations, a second phase of the study may be authorized in the future.
LMN Architects specializes in the planning and design of significant public and private projects, including education facilities, cultural venues, convention centers, office buildings, mixed-use developments, transit stations, and other urban environments that celebrate and enrich communities. The firm is the recipient of the 2016 American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award. www.LMNArchitects.com