Stevenson University

Library, Performing Arts + Faculty Complex

Project Information

Stevenson University’s new Library, Theatre + Faculty Office complex is currently in its documentation phase and will be located at the University’s Owings Mills campus.

ClientStevenson University
LocationOwings Mills campus, MD
Size63,000 sf
LEEDest. Silver Certified
RoleArchitect-of-Record, FF+E / Signage


The new theatre department will serve to expand the drama program with a black box theatre, scene + costume shops, rehearsal studios and dressing rooms. Common spaces throughout the complex encourage group collaboration while private study areas allow for individual study. The integration of transparency between the different spaces of the complex allow for viewing “behind-the-scenes” performances such as the scene shop and the library book processing area. Included in the complex is:

  • A 26,000 sf library
  • A 17,000 sf theatre department
  • 32 faculty + staff offices

KPN serves as the Architect of Record in collaboration with its partner firm, Vertical AE, responsible for the space programming and concept design. Vertical AE serves as the design architect and developer representative.