On Jan. 30, the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) community and University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) affiliates convened for a town hall to unveil early plans for a new, forward-thinking building.
Led by UMSSW Dean Judy L. Postmus, PhD, ACSW, and Anna Borgerding, PMP, assistant vice president, Facilities and Operations, UMB, the presentation highlighted the project's dual commitment to environmental sustainability and cutting-edge educational technology. The envisioned building aims for net-zero emissions, integrating green spaces for both university and public use, alongside modern classrooms and labs equipped for the next generation of social work education.
Beyond these features, the new UMSSW building is set to become a vibrant community hub, with dedicated spaces designed to foster student activities and local community engagement.
Recognizing the importance of inclusivity in shaping such a multifaceted space, Postmus extended a call to the UMB community for input. This collaborative approach ensures that the building will not only stand as a beacon of sustainability and innovation but also will serve as a nurturing environment that encourages academic exploration, community interaction, and collective growth.
Learn more about the School of Social Work building project here.