A 2000-seat concert hall with a restaurant, donors’ lounge, reception lobbies, rehearsal rooms, music practice rooms, associated support spaces, and a community performing arts school was designed as an integral component of the historic grounds of the Strathmore Hall Arts Center. The facility will serve as the second home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as a touring venue for popular musical artists and dance groups, and as the main home for Montgomery County community and youth orchestras. (Alan Joslin, as a Principal-in-Charge of Design with William Rawn Associates, Architects)



It is in many ways a beautiful building, the new Music Center at Strathmore, a treat for the eyes and other senses, also for the mind.
— Benjamin Forgey, Washington Post, January 2005

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Project Data

STATUS: Completed 2005

SIZE: 190,000 sf

COST: $92 million

Project Credits

OWNER: Baltimore Symphony and Montgomery Co.

CONTRACTOR: Clark Construction

ARCHITECT: William Rawn Associates, Architects

Principal-in-Charge of Design: Alan Joslin

IMAGE COPYRIGHT: R. Solomon and A. Karchmere

Honors and Awards

2007 PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL: Selected for Exhibition on Music Facilities

2006 BSA: Award for Interior Design

2005 AIA MARYLAND: Honor Award

2005 BSA: Honor Award for Design Excellence


2005 AIA POTOMAC VALLEY: Merit Award