Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Paige Hall



JHSPH developed this project as a proto type for finishes and construction details to be used when renovating classrooms and lecture halls in other buildings in the Johns Hopkins system. A. R. Marani, Inc. successfully bid on the project and then assisted JHSPH to finalize and coordinate various details to resolve discrepancies and simplify the construction.

Very careful coordination and attention to details were required in order to maintain strict adherence to acoustics and Audio Visual requirements. A ceiling system manufactured in Switzerland was specified to be installed to assist in the acoustic performance of the room.
The lecture room was constructed with a raised tiered platform and custom fabricated desk rows on each tier.

During the course of the bidding on the project, ARM determined that the tiered platform and desks could be prefabricated in sections at the millwork subcontractor’s shop. This would allow the other work on site (HVAC, Electrical, stud framing, drywall, etc.) to proceed to completion without having to work around the platform and desks. The project schedule was able to be condensed through this prefabrication effort and other coordination items.

Red oak wainscots, coffered ceilings with bulkheads framed around existing beams, glass display cases, delicate lighting and a very custom audio visual system provide a pleasing atmosphere for both students and lecturer.

Project Details:
Architect JHSPH Facilities Management
Size 1,762 sf
Cost $560,831