Performing Arts and Humanities Building

University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus • Baltimore, Maryland

A New Campus Center for the Performing Arts and Humanities

The university’s acclaimed $123 million Performing Arts and Humanities Building was constructed in two major phases. The four-story, 176,000-square-foot building features a 350-seat concert hall, ensemble rooms, studios, recording facilities, a 275-seat proscenium theater, a black box theater, support spaces, writing labs, classrooms, and offices. 

In addition to complete mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for the facility, Mueller Associates designed an expansion to the campus central heating/cooling plant, upgrades to the campus main electrical substation, an extension of the utility tunnel, and upgrades to the campus chilled water distribution system.

Architects

William Rawn Associates/Grimm + Parker

LEED Facts

Level: Gold
Type: LEED for New Construction
Status: Registered
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LEED® Facts

Performing Arts and Humanities Building

University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus
LEED for New Construction
Registered

  • Category: 
    GOLD
    Rating: 
    39*
  • Category: 
    Sustainable Site
    Rating: 
    10 / 14
  • Category: 
    Water Efficiency
    Rating: 
    4 / 5
  • Category: 
    Energy & Atmosphere
    Rating: 
    5 / 17
  • Category: 
    Materials & Resources
    Rating: 
    3 / 13
  • Category: 
    Indoor Environmental Quality
    Rating: 
    12 / 15
  • Category: 
    Innovation & Design
    Rating: 
    5 / 5

“New UMBC Arts Center is Built for Show”

The Baltimore Sun

“UMBC’s New Arts Building Creates Community”

Baltimore Business Journal

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  • This building changes everything. The new fly-space, computerized lighting and sound systems, shops, and the new proscenium and black box theaters have provided our students with advanced training on industry-standard, state-of-the-art equipment. The facilities and technology are amazing.

    Nyalls Hartman
    Associate Professor Chair, Department of Theatre University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • The UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building conveys a clear concept of bringing the various art forms together to create a dynamic place.

    AIA Maryland Design Awards Jury
  • This building changes everything. The new fly-space, computerized lighting and sound systems, shops, and the new proscenium and black box theaters have provided our students with advanced training on industry-standard, state-of-the-art equipment. The facilities and technology are amazing.

    Nyalls Hartman
    Associate Professor Chair, Department of Theatre University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • The UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building conveys a clear concept of bringing the various art forms together to create a dynamic place.

    AIA Maryland Design Awards Jury