Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing



School of Nursing


Johns Hopkins University


Baltimore, MD




30,000 GSF New, 36,000 GSF Renovation


Campus Innovations, Renovations + Additions

Partner Firm

Hord Coplan Macht

This significant renovation and addition creates a transformative experience for students, faculty and staff at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing — now the #1 ranked graduate nursing program per US News and #1 in NIH Research funding. The addition opens the school visually to its urban context and brings new types of spaces: an active ground floor “Hub” for the life of the school, new student collaboration spaces, and more flexible classroom, conference, and research facilities. A double-height “Study Cube” of classroom and study space is carved out of the existing building and features an innovative double-skin curtainwall.


The School of Nursing is deeply engaged with its urban community in both direct healthcare and research. With increased transparency, programming space, and a welcoming entrance, the School can better connect to the larger Baltimore community. The new, visible entrance with an outdoor terrace, a café on the corner of the building, and courtyard serve community residents as well as users of the building. On the ground floor, multipurpose classrooms, a conferencing center, and the central Hub allow for the School of Nursing to host community activities, research symposia or gatherings of the broader Medical Campus.

Awards + Recognition

2023 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Honorable Mention

2021 AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design Award

Project Consultants

Structural Engineer | Hope Furrer Associates

Mechanical / Electrical Engineer | James Posey Associates

Civil Engineer | RK&K

Landscape Architect | Hord Coplan Macht

Lighting Consultant | MAG‐Lighting Design

Acoustical Engineer | Acoustical Design Collaborative

AV Consultant | Threshold Acoustics LLC

Photographer | Robert Benson

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