Building to Change the World

Summer 2017 As Seen in Our Summer 2017 Issue
Building to Change the World

The anticipation is building, even though shovels have yet to touch the soil: The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s $45 million renovation is moving closer to the groundbreaking phase (scheduled for 2018). The headline above is the official slogan for the school’s transformation as well as a spot-on assessment of its aims.

The lack of construction belies the buzz of activity behind the scenes. Recent visitors to campus—and of course students, faculty, and staff—have very likely noticed architects taking notes and measurements. School leadership will share final plans as they become available. Meanwhile, a few updates:

  • The Hill Interprofessional Research Commons will house space for research centers and PhD students as well as collaborative space for Johns Hopkins University faculty. It will be named in honor of Dean Emerita Martha Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN.
  • Numerous naming opportunities are available at all levels, including conference rooms, seminar rooms, and gathering areas, to name a few.
  • A big boost has already come from benefactors including the France-Merrick and Blaustein foundations. The rest will come through continued fundraising as the school begins to show the progress and impact it is making in East Baltimore and beyond.
  • The school has leased space at 1755 Massachusetts Ave. NW in Washington DC to expand collaborative opportunities and establish a position closer to national health policymakers. The space—five offices and a shared conference room—will also offer a convenient satellite space during the construction period.


To learn more about the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing construction project, its value to students and the community, and how you can be a part of Building to Change the World, visit or contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 410-955-4284 or by email at [email protected].

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