UMBC logo



Spring Forum Presentation of Upcoming Planning Projects

Joe Rexing presented on Friday, April 25th, an update of upcoming projects to enhance our campus. These projects include the Library Pond, the Fine Arts Building, the Event Center, West Hill Apartments renovations,and the Campus Entrance, among others. If you missed the presentation at the Spring Forum or want to download a copy to watch it again click here.


Performing Arts and Humanities Building Phase I
On September 19th the university celebrated the grand opening of Phase I of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the new home of the Theatre and English Departments, Linehan Artist Scholarships Program and the Dresher Center for the Humanities. University President, Freeman Hrabowski hosted the event which included Governor Martin O'Malley, and a host of State Legislators, Delegates and other officials that have supported the campus and the Arts making this project a reality.

Phase I includes a 275 seat proscenium theatre, a 120 seat black box theatre, theatre practise rooms and support spaces, and several academic classrooms. Phase II is under construction and will be opened in time for the Fall 2014 semester.

For a VIDEO highlighing the features of the second phase of this building click here.

Click here for more information regarding this exciting project.

Landscape Bed between the ITE and the Engineering Buildings (below)
Students walking between these two buildings will be treated to a beautiful display of both spring and fall color. The opportunity for this landscape project arose out of a need to bury pipes serving the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. The upper shot was taken in April. The lower photo in mid-November!