Maryland Stadium Authority / Baltimore City Public Schools
Schools Modernization Program Management and Communications & Public Engagement Management
The 21st Century School Buildings Program was created to address Baltimore City’s aging and inadequate public school buildings. Education advocacy groups, the district, and a host of community stakeholders across the city built a coalition of support for legislation and funding to modernize Baltimore’s public schools.
B&D was brought on through a joint venture as owner’s representative and program manager to deliver on the promise of new and renovated schools to transform student opportunities and achievement, provide jobs and resources to families, and help revitalize neighborhoods.
Since 2011, B&D has worked to provide state-of-the-art facilities to support the educational goals of the district while working to accommodate shifting demographics during an economic resurgence in the city. B&D has led the planning, design management, construction management, quality assurance/quality control, sustainability consulting, contract administration, and program controls for the program. In addition to working as program manager, B&D has served as a community outreach advisor to the program while also developing and implementing strategic communications and public outreach strategies.
These new schools often represent the first significant public infrastructure investment in neighborhoods that have faced economic hardship. By working to bring the community together, B&D has helped make the 21st Century School Buildings Program a cornerstone and point of pride for communities across the city.