Loyola University Maryland

Fernandez Center

Two photos showing the glass facade of the new Fernandez Center, attached to the former Beatty Hall

READY to Innovate and Collaborate

We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of the Miguel B. Fernandez Family Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning and a completely transformed Beatty Hall.

Join us for a special virtual tour of the building on Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. (EST), where faculty, university leadership, and special guests—including the architects and designers who worked on this historic project—will provide an inside look at both buildings and share the ways this space will enhance the ways members of our community learn, teach, collaborate, innovate, research, network, and become Loyola Ready.

Watch the virtual tour

One of the new classrooms in the Fernandez Center
One of the new classrooms in the Fernandez Center
Tables and chairs in a classroom with white boards
Classrooms were designed to be open, collaborative spaces that can easily set up to accommodate diverse learning and teaching styles
Four clusters of tables surrounded by chairs with large TV screens on the wall by two tables, and a teacher's station
A food service area in the process of being built
The Fernandez Center features the new Green and Grey Café, designed specifically for and with students in mind
Canisters of coffees and teas atop a display case with bagels and breakfast pastries, with a menu board in the background
Green and Grey Café features quick grab-and-go dining options and local Baltimore offerings
A green roof, with Jenkins Hall, trees, and a blue sky visible in the background
The Fernandez Center features a green roof as part of its stormwater management system to promote sustainability
A living roof, with a sidewalk down the middle, with cloudy blue skies in the background
The 2,100-square-foot green roof garden helps protect local waterways by capturing and filtering 100% of the rainwater that falls on the site for irrigation
A living green wall inside the Ferndez Center
The Fernandez Center features a living wall, which improves air quality, reduces noise, and helps with temperature control inside the building
Workers building a living green wall in the Fernandez Center
The living wall also improves a sense of wellbeing and increases productivity and creativity
Tables set up in a circle with conference chairs and floor to ceiling windows
A modern meeting room in the new Fernandez Center offers a 100-year-old view: Jenkins Hall opened its doors in 1922
Students huddle around a table with a large display screen during a meeting
Student Career Center Ambassadors attend a training in a meeting space in the new Rizzo Career Center
Students gathered at tables in the Fernandez Center
Large screens and displays for projecting presentations, media, and more foster dynamic meetings and groupwork
Two tables with chairs and dry erase boards for a collaboration station
The Fernandez Center features various collaboration areas with ergonomic chairs and tables that can be reconfigured for presentations, projects, or studying
A view through one of the windows in the Fernandez Center, with window panes and Jenkins Hall visible off in the distance
A view of Jenkins Hall from one of the windows in the new Fernandez Center