Henderson-Hopkins School

CompanyROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
Lead DesignerRobert M. Rogers, FAIA
ClientRobert Rogers
Project LinkView
Prize(s)1st Place in Architecture Categories / Institutional
Entry Description

Henderson-Hopkins, the 125,000-square-foot partnership
school run by Johns Hopkins University, is the first new
Baltimore public school building constructed in nearly 30
years. The architectural design of Henderson-Hopkins was
driven by the belief that the days of a singular building with
insular classrooms and static rows of forward-facing desks
facing are over, it is designed to evolve with ever-changing
teaching strategies and educational pedagogies. Envisioned
to catalyze the revitalization of East Baltimore, the project
integrates innovative educational facilities with community
and recreational resources and reflects the neighborhood’s
urban fabric. The scale, composition, pattern, and rhythm of
East Baltimore inspired the architecture of the school.
Baltimore’s building block of row houses and internal
courtyards inform the plan of interior and exterior learning
spaces. More than a school in the community, Henderson-
Hopkins is a school for the community, that grew out of its
place in East Baltimore and has regenerated a


ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers creates institutional and cultural buildings that are civic work. We believe that great design engages all disciplines and that the spaces they create are as important as buildings and forms. Rogers Partners engages the world of design with creativity and rigor, and explores broader architectural concerns in the public realm. Believing that even a single building is a piece of urban design, our work assertively and elegantly combines urbanism, landscape and architecture. Rogers Partners designs for today with tomorrow in mind. Above all, we create buildings that work, projects that last, and designs that delight.

Some of our projects include the redesign of Constitution Gardens and Pavilion on the National Mall in Washington DC; a signature pier design at The New St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg, FL; a K-8 charter school for John Hopkins School of Education on four blocks in inner city Baltimore; the new headquarters for international advertising superstar Droga5 in New York’s financial district; and a corporate campus in downtown Oklahoma City for SandRidge Energy.