December 09, 2021

Clark Strengthens Enduring Partnership with Johns Hopkins University

Over the past three decades, Clark has completed 10 projects for Johns Hopkins University (JHU), helping to strengthen the institution’s academic mission and enhance the experience for staff, faculty, and the surrounding community. With two recently awarded projects, Clark’s enduring partnership with JHU continues to strengthen.

Hopkins Student Center

JHU selected Clark to construct the Hopkins Student Center on its Baltimore, Maryland, Homewood campus. The 138,000-square-foot, four-story campus social hub is designed to enhance the school’s emphasis on creative expression and social engagement. The student center will feature a 250-seat theater, dance studios, dining hall, and several outdoor gathering spaces. The structure is comprised of a unique mass timber structure with 29 roof structures and a steel curtainwall façade.

The new student center was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group with Rockwell Group as Interior Architects and Shepley Bulfinch as Architect of Record. The project broke ground in fall 2021 and is slated for completion in the summer of 2024.

555 Pennsylvania Avenue

JHU selected Clark to renovate and transform an existing 350,000-square-foot building into a 420,000-square-foot mixed-use office and academic facility. The building, which served as home to the Newseum until the end of 2019, will serve as JHU’s primary Washington, DC campus. The world-class academic facility will feature classrooms, offices, conference space, and media suites, as well as amenities such as a 370-seat theater, several rooftop terraces with views of the U.S. Capitol Building, and restaurant and café space.

Construction is underway and is slated for completion in the summer of 2023.