Knott Hall, Loyola Blakefield

Baltimore, MD Completed 2000
Project Highlights
  • Catholic college preparatory school for boys in grades 6-12
  • 120,000 sf, 1,000 students
  • New Construction
  • In association with CS&D

A prestigious impression.

Building on a distinguished historic tradition, the new Knott Hall at Loyola Blakefield serves as a striking first impression for visitors. Situated atop a hill along Charles Street, the facility—which houses an Alumni Hall, dining facility, gymnasium and Student Commons—has become the heart of the school on this picturestque campus imbued with tradition.

A Jesuit school for boys in grades 6-12, Loyola features stately buildings and green space. The new facility nestles into the old buildings precisely. The stone on the building’s exterior and the oak beams inside reflect the older designs on campus. The new facility enhances the campus’ collegiate feel, instilling pride in Loyola students and inspiring fear in the school’s athletic foes.

The dramatic first impression in continued as visitors traverse through the building, entering the Alumni Hall which overlooks the athletic fields. Perfectly situated for an unobstructed view of the game, the Alumni Hall reflects the importance Loyola places on its legacy, and the adjacent Student Commons speaks to the present and future students who will leave as educated young men.