Location: Loyola University Maryland
Area: 51,000 GSF Sellinger School of Business
Client: Loyola University Maryland
LEED: Designed to LEED Silver Standards
Awards: AIA Philadelphia, AIA Pennsylvania, Golden Trowel Award, and Tucker Award
Organized around a tall slender atrium that connects all five levels, the Sellinger School reaches out to announce the University entrance with a dramatic glass facade. The narrow interior dimension creates a sense of intimacy while also emphasizing the high purpose of this vital academic institution. The building’s bridged interior sets aside ample space for impromptu gatherings, chance encounters and school-wide events. Bringing together all the Business School’s many faculty offices and classrooms, the success of the building lies in its ability to encourage the business students and faculty to intermingle and share academic information in a setting that nods to today’s open corporate work environments.
The building’s handsome stone mass defines the northern edge of the University’s main quadrangle, using the natural slope of the landscape to mitigate its scale; housing larger classrooms in the lowest level. The Sellinger School was the keystone piece of a complete restructuring of Loyola's central quadrangle and included a resurfacing of the adjoining Maryland Hall in matching local stone. Working with BCJ's master plan, the Sellinger addition pairs with a 21,000 GSF addition to the Knott-Donnelly Science Building that flanks the green’s southern edge, completing the enclosure of the quadrangle. Symbolically these buildings embrace the chapel, to which a beautiful stone forecourt was added. These interventions enhanced the chapel's position as the preeminent presence in the landscape reflecting the University’s Jesuit traditions.
Kelly Vresilovic completed this project while a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.