May 9, 2011
A fresh look for JHU Press’ historic building
Two-year renovation complete; open house scheduled for May 11
The Johns Hopkins University Press recently completed an extensive two-year renovation of its historic main building, an 1897 former church in Charles Village where the Press has been located since 1993.
The project, by Read & Company Architects of Baltimore, reconfigured offices, redesigned the front and back entrance lobbies, and created new meeting space on the building’s terrace level. The lobby and other public areas now feature artwork drawn from Press publications, along with new displays about the publishing work and history of the country’s oldest university press.
To celebrate the completion of the renovation, Press staff, authors, JHU colleagues and friends will gather for an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. Refreshments will be served, and tours will be available. A shuttle will run from Homewood’s Mason Hall to the Press during the hours of the open house.