This award-winning building provides four floors of rental housing for both students at the University of Baltimore and the general public in the Mt. Royal neighborhood of Baltimore City. It also includes a Barnes & Noble bookstore on the first floor. Mahan Rykiel Associates designed two distinct courtyards for the building and a cohesive streetscape plan for the site which connects to Penn Station, Light Rail and the adjacent Arts District.
Nestled in the heart of the apartments are two distinct courtyards. The Pool Courtyard is visible from the main building entrance, and includes a water wall, pool fountain jets and special paving to articulate the main pedestrian route. Lush planting provides privacy to the apartment units and screens the adjacent retail.
The private courtyard within the building functions as an outdoor living room for residents and includes a fire place, outdoor dining area, and special lighting. Seating areas are separated by a bamboo grove and small fountain.
MRA has created a simple and elegant plan that serves the public and private functions of this vibrant new community.
ULI Award of Excellence
USGBC MD Chapter Sustainable Buildings- “New