(Photo Courtesy of Office of Morgan State University)

New Facility to Host State-of-the-Art Classrooms, Labs and Meeting Spaces, Ushering in New Era of Innovation and Community Engagement

BALTIMORE — Morgan State University, Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, will celebrate the start of construction of its nearly $171 million new Health and Human Services Building, located at the northeast corner of Argonne Drive and Hillen Road, with an official groundbreaking on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The event will take place on Parking Lot V next to Rawlings Residence Hall.

(Photo Courtesy of Office of Morgan State University)

Morgan momentum and campus revitalization continues its ascent with the development of a new Health and Human Services Building, which commenced in Fall 2019 with concepting and design by architectural firm HOK. The modern facility, situated across from the Morgan Business Center and Martin D. Jenkins Hall – Behavioral and Social Sciences Center, will provide state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and demonstration, office and community spaces for the School of Community Health and Policy, the School of Social Work, the Center for Urban Health and Equity, and the University Counseling Center. The building will be located on the former site of Turner’s Armory, which was recently demolished in 2020. Baltimore-based Barton Malow will manage the construction, with completion expected in 2024.

Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP to pr@morgan.edu to attend.


WHAT:    Groundbreaking, New Health and Human Services Building

WHEN:    September 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST

WHERE:   Northeast corner of Argonne Drive and Hillen Road, on Parking Lot V next to Rawlings Residence Hall (Map) (Parking)


  • David K. Wilson, President, Morgan State University
  • Congressman Kweisi Mfume, Morgan State University Board of Regents Chair
  • Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, State of Maryland
  • Mayor Brandon Scott, City of Baltimore
  • Councilman Nick Mosby, City Council President, City of Baltimore
  • Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Maryland District 43
  • Senator Mary L. Washington, Maryland District 43


About Morgan State University:

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) institution offering more than 130 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, and the only university to have its entire campus designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.

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