St. Mary Magdalen Middle School

Educational, Award Winning

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A new middle school for a growing Catholic parish in Harford County, the building is the result of a master plan study conducted by Ziger|Snead, and complements a Mission Center building already erected on the site as part of that original plan. The new school accommodates 270 seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade students in nine home rooms, with associated media center, science lab, gymnasium and administrative spaces. The design is modular, allowing great flexibility for future expansion according to the master plan.


Design Team: Steve Ziger, Jonathan Lessem 

Owner: Archdiocese of Baltimore

Location: Bel Air, Maryland

Construction Cost: $3,700,000

Area: 33,000 sf

Completion: 2001


  • 2002 Award for Excellence in Construction — Associated Builders & Contractors
  • 2001 Honor Award — AIA Baltimore