Henderson Hopkins School

Henderson Hopkins School

Henderson Hopkins School

The new Elmer A. Henderson, A Johns Hopkins Partnership School, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center, is the first new Baltimore public school building cconstructed in over 20 years. A cornerstone for the largest redevelopment project in Baltimore and a catalyst in the revitalization of East Baltimore, the design reinterprets the neighborhood's urban planning for innovative educational spaces.


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Community hub
Good public schools are critical institutions in supporting and developing successful communities
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Collington Commons
A cornerstone for the largest redevelopment project in Baltimore and a catalyst in the revitalization of East Baltimore, the seven-acre campus next to John’s Hopkins Hospital seats 540 students and 175 pre-school children.
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Site Plan
The East Baltimore urban design, its street walls, alley walls, and block courts, inspired the planning and the architecture of the school. Streets are continued through the school’s two-block site as major communal arteries and social centers.
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Commons
The campus is organized into five visually connect Houses. Each House includes traditional classrooms and flex spaces for multi-modal instruction and individualized learning, as well as a Commons: a large, luminous volume used for flexible learning and small group lunches, and serving as connector to an exterior Learning Terrace.
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THE SCHOOL IS A CONTAINER FOR THE TEACHING VISION
An evolving and innovative curriculum was fundamental in informing the design process. The school’s learning spaces are designed to permit flexible reconfiguration according to changing student ages, needs, and activities.
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Shared Community Resources
Housing innovative early learning and childcare, Henderson Hopkins also includes a family resource center, a library, an auditorium, and a gym. These all function as shared resources for residents and businesses.
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Community Auditorium
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Ashland Entry
The identity of the building design grew around the scale and character of the Historic row homes along Ashland Avenue, which are preserved and revitalized to serve as the school and community library.
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A building of its place: Henderson Hopkins reflects the scale, composition, pattern, rhythm and details of the East Baltimore’s historic row homes while conveying an identifiable modern and civic quality. Marble stoops were reused, facades made to step down along the street, even the ubiquitous neighborhood form-stone was reimagined in the grooved concrete pattern.
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Inside and out, public spaces are designed to encourage the development of motors skills, chance and planned social interactions, and collective engagements appropriate to the age groups.
Year
2013
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Client
East Baltimore Development Inc. / Johns Hopkins University
Typology
Institutional, Educational, Campus Design
Size
125,000 7 acre site SF
Design Team
Tim Fryatt, Vince Lee, Kip Katich, Cat Travers, Magnus Westergren, Yavuz Akçora, Brien Strelau
Consultants
Faisant Associates, Inc  (Structural), Global Engineering Solutions (GES), Phoenix Engineering, Inc. (Civil), Floura Teeter Landscape Architects (Landscape), McDonough Bolyard Peck (Cost), TerraLogos: eco architecture (Sustainability), Spexsys, LLC (IT/AV/Acoustics), Cini Little International, Inc. (Kitchens), Flux (Lighing),  Fisher Dachs Associates (Theater), Salestrom Design (Wayfinding), EBA Engineering (Geotech),  
Awards
AIA National Honor Award for Architecture, AIA-CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence, Green Good Design Award from The European Centre and The Chicago Athenaeum, AIA NY Design Award, Honor Award in Architecture, AIA NY State, Award of Excellence, AIA NY State, Best of New York State Award, The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter, Wintergreen Award, AIA Baltimore Design Excellence Award, Good Design=Good Business, AIA Baltimore Design Excellence Award, K-12 Design Award, AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Award, Public Building of the Year, AIA NY Chapter Design Honor Award, Architect Magazine, Annual Design Review, Honorable Mention, Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, Council of Educational Facility Planners, Project of Distinction, The Architect’s Newspaper, Building of the Year, Best of Design Award, World Architects American-Architects Building of the Year 2014, Editors’ Choice
Photography Credits
John Bartelstone
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