Lawyers Mall Reconstruction

Historic, Public, Historic

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Performed as a Task Order through an Indefinite Quantity Contract, Ziger|Snead Architects is providing full design services for the Maryland Department of General Services to re-design Lawyers' Mall Plaza. The re-envisioned Capital major civic plaza will enhance security and accessibility, while responding to historic context, and provide an improved home for the Thurgood Marshall memorial previously installed at the location in 1996.  

The project site, at the terminus of Bladen Street serves as the gateway to historic downtown Annapolis and connective hub for the State of Maryland's Legislative Campus. As the default host location for a wide range of civic events from political protests to inauguration ceremonies, the project team was tasked with designing an inviting, robust and historically sensitive public plaza. Regional flora showcase the State's four prominent seasons in planters defining the plaza while passively filtering stormwater draining into the nearby Chesapeake Bay in a large rain garden facility, the first of its kind within the Legislative Campus. 


Design Team: Steve Ziger; Ann Powell; Christopher Brown

Owner: Maryland Department of General Services

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Completion: 02/2021

Area: 17,500 SF; .51 acres