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Henderson-Hopkins School

Henderson-Hopkins School

The Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center, together called Henderson-Hopkins, is the first new Baltimore public school built in over 20 years. Envisioned to catalyze the revitalization of East Baltimore, the project integrates innovative educational facilities with community resources and reflects the neighborhood’s urban fabric.

AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture | The Chicago Athenaeum, The International Architecture Award | AIANY State, Best of State Award | AIA-CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence | AIANY Design Awards, Honor Award in Architecture | AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards, Public Building of the Year. Full list of awards
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Architecture of its place

Henderson-Hopkins is a cluster of containers for learning inspired by East Baltimore’s row houses, stoops and social civic spaces. Its campus is a microcosm of the city: students are grouped by age in small-scale Houses that are bisected by main streets and side streets.

Learning laboratory

The architectural design was conceived to embrace progressive education and state-of-the-art teaching methods and research. It includes flexible spaces designed to evolve with the pedagogies it will serve over time and adapt to the new needs of the neighborhood as it transforms.

Urban regenerator

The school was borne out of a need to support the underserved existing community, and to act as a magnet for new development. To promote urban regeneration, in addition to the school and early childcare facilities, the campus incorporates a family health center, a library, an auditorium and a gym, as shared resources with residents and businesses in the community.