The Old Town Mall, the long-abandoned outdoor pedestrian retail mall in the heart of Baltimore’s “Black Butterfly,” is the site of the 2023 Lyceum Fellowship competition. Centering on benefit to the neighbourhood, students are challenged to redevelop the four-block, 16-acre parcel. Designers will explore new programs for the site, study preservation vs. demolition options, evaluate public vs. private uses, and propose methods for engaging the community.
The 2023 Lyceum Fellowship competition is open to architecture students currently enrolled in NAAB accredited programs in North America. All eligible students, faculty, studios, and Schools of Architecture are encouraged to participate.
This design challenge is to consider redevelopment options for the long abandoned pedestrian retail mall in Baltimore. The questions you should address center on benefit to the neighbourhood. What are the needs of current residents and what types of investment in the area will help revitalize the neighbourhood without pushing people out?
Lyceum Fellowship is a unique student competition committed to building a community of future leaders in the profession by providing life-changing travel experiences for students at the very beginning of their career journey.