November 16, 2009

Carey Business School moving to Legg Mason Tower

Faculty, staff and students will move to the new facility for the fall 2010 semester


The Carey Business School will occupy four floors of the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. Photo: Phil Sneiderman

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is moving to the new Legg Mason Tower at 100 International Drive in Baltimore’s Harbor East.

The university has entered into a lease agreement with Legg Mason and H&S Properties, the developer of Harbor East, that will give the business school about 80,000 square feet of space on four floors.

The state-of–the-art waterfront Legg Mason building will house classrooms, student space and offices for the dean, the faculty and staff. The space will be ready in time for the start of the fall 2010 semester, when the school will welcome its inaugural full-time Global MBA class. The new location, officials said, will provide the school with a teaching and learning facility appropriate for full-time, executive and part-time business programs.

“We are delighted to be able to contribute to this vibrant part of the city and to do so in a facility that will provide a stimulating and nurturing learning experience for all our students,” said Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School.

The move to the Legg Mason building is a major step in the school’s plan to be one of the nation’s premier business schools, drawing upon Johns Hopkins’ strengths in science and research and taking a distinctive approach of interdisciplinary collaboration with the university’s other academic divisions.

At the Legg Mason Tower, the Carey Business School will occupy space on the first, second, 12th and 13th floors. The first floor will serve as the entrance to the school. The second will contain classrooms, breakout spaces for students and faculty, group study rooms, a library and offices for student organizations. The 12th and 13th floors will house offices for the dean, faculty and staff.

The agreement gives the university options to extend the initial lease term of 10 years up to an additional 10 years. The lease also provides the school with access to the building’s cafeteria and parking garage.

The Carey Business School also offers courses at satellite locations in Washington, D.C., and in Columbia and Rockville, Md. The school will continue to hold classes at these locations after the move to Harbor East.

The school has an enrollment of about 1,740 full- and part-time students and employs 30 full-time faculty, 110 part-time faculty and 80 staff members. Eighty students are expected to arrive in August 2010 for the new full-time Johns Hopkins Global MBA program.