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2023 Lyceum Fellowship – Old Town Mall — Reimagined

The Old Town Mall, the long-abandoned outdoor pedestrian retail mall in the heart of Baltimore’s “Black Butterfly,” is the site of our 2023 competition. Centering on the benefit to the neighborhood, students must redevelop the four-block, 16-acre parcel. Designers will explore new programs for the site, study preservation vs. demolition options, evaluate public vs. private uses, and propose methods for engaging the community.

The 2023 competition is open to architecture students currently enrolled in NAAB-accredited programs in North America. All eligible students, faculty, studios, and Schools of Architecture can participate.

Furthermore, complete program and eligibility requirements can be found on the Lyceum Fellowship website and in the downloadable 2023 competition brief—lyceum-fellowship.org

“Many of us architects are trained in the design of a singular
building, but we have little background in developing or considering the
social or economic impacts that drive a project or maybe the result of
a project. In my recent experience, clients are asking us to help them
create the development idea and participate in the evaluation of the
potential impacts of different development options as part of our design

Additionally, this design challenge is to consider redevelopment options for the long-abandoned pedestrian retail mall in Baltimore. The questions you should
address center on the benefit to the neighborhood. What are the needs of
current residents and what types of investment in the area will help
revitalize the neighborhood without pushing people out?

2023 Lyceum Fellowship – Old Town Mall — Reimagined

Each year Lyceum partners with an outstanding architect and thought leader in writing the competition program. We are excited to introduce this year’s author, Douglass Alligood, AIA. Douglass joins a prominent list of past Lyceum Program Authors.

Moreover, named a Partner of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in 2021, Douglass Alligood is a licensed architect in the State of New York, with almost 40 years of industry experience. Douglass’ project experience includes aviation, large-scale hospitals, science research buildings and small laboratories, mixed-use towers, master plans, and interior projects. Additionally, Douglass has all phases of a project, from concept design through construction administration. At BIG, his responsibilities include space planning, architectural detailing, building systems research, code, zoning, life safety, and accessibility compliance reviews, developing consultant scopes of work, consultant coordination, work plans, project scheduling, project budget analysis, construction administration, and client presentations. Douglass is dedicated to mentoring younger staff members as well as aspiring architects and has a passion for learning. Moreover, he is a member of NOMA, Urban Design Forum, and a LEED Accredited Professional

Furthermore, Lyceum Fellowship is a unique student competition committed to building a community of future leaders in the profession by providing life-changing travel experiences for students at the very beginning of their career journey.


First Prize

$15,000 for three months of travel abroad

Second Prize

$10,000 for two months of travel abroad

Third Prize

$5,000 for one month of travel abroad

Jon McKee Prize

Awarded at the discretion of the Lyceum Board, the Jon McKee Prize recognizes an outstanding travel statement, a design project that was not awarded, or a Merit winner, enabling the student to travel—the award amount will be determined by the Lyceum Board.

Merit Award

Certificate of Recognition

2023 Jury

Douglass Alligood, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA

Program Author & Jury Chair

Partner, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Jack Travis, FAIA, NOMAC

Architect, Cultural Design Consultant

Eva Alligood

Senior Director of Partnerships and Programs, LISC, NY

Thomas McNeill, AIA

Director, Lyceum Fellowship

Partner, Hutker Architects


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