The Old Town Mall, the long-abandoned outdoor pedestrian retail mall in the heart of Baltimore’s "Black Butterfly," is the site of our 2023 competition. Centering on benefit to the neighborhood, 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 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.
Complete program and eligibility requirements can be found on the Lyceum Fellowship website and in the downloadable 2023 competition brief—lyceum-fellowship.org
"Many of us architects are trained in the design of a singular building, but we have little background in developing or considering the social or economic impacts that drive a project or may be the result of a project. In my recent experience, clients are asking us to help them create the development idea and participate in the evaluation of the potential impacts of different development options as part of our design process."
-Douglass Alligood, 2023 Program Author & Jury Chair
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 neighborhood. What are the needs of current residents and what types of investment in the area will help revitalize the neighborhood without pushing people out?
Each year Lyceum partners with an outstanding architect and thought leader in writing the competition program. We are excited to introduce this year's author, Douglass Alligood, AIA. Douglass joins a prominent list of past Lyceum Program Authors.
Named as Partner of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in 2021, Douglass Alligood is a licensed architect in the State of New York, with almost 40 years of industry experience. Douglass’ project experience includes aviation, large-scale hospitals, science research buildings and small laboratories, mixed-use towers, master plans, and interiors projects. Douglass is involved in all phases of a project, from concept design through construction administration. At BIG, his responsibilities include space planning, architectural detailing, building systems research, code, zoning, life safety and accessibility compliance reviews, developing consultant scopes of work, consultant coordination, work plans, project scheduling, project budget analysis, construction administration, and client presentations. Douglass is dedicated to mentoring younger staff members as well as aspiring architects and has a passion for learning. He is a member of NOMA, Urban Design Forum and a LEED Accredited Professional
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.
$15,000 for three months of travel abroad
$10,000 for two months of travel abroad
$5,000 for one month of travel abroad
Jon McKee Prize
Awarded at the discretion of the Lyceum Board, the Jon McKee Prize recognizes an outstanding travel statement, design project that was not awarded, or Merit winner, enabling the student to travel—award amount will be determined by the Lyceum Board.
Certificate of Recognition
Douglass Alligood, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA
Program Author & Jury Chair
Partner, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Jack Travis, FAIA, NOMAC
Architect, Cultural Design Consultant
Senior Director of Partnerships and Programs, LISC, NY
Thomas McNeill, AIA
Director, Lyceum Fellowship
Partner, Hutker Architects
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