Johns Hopkins proposes campus location for SNF Agora Institute building

Project designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano would be built next to Wyman Park building on Homewood campus

Johns Hopkins University is proposing a location next to the Wyman Park building on the Homewood campus for its new institute dedicated to improving civic engagement and public discourse.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins was established last year with a $150 million gift. It will serve as an academic and public forum dedicated to strengthening democracy by examining polarization and developing and testing new ways to support the open exchange of ideas. The gift included funds for a new building that will offer space for research, reflection, collaboration, and public engagement tailored to the institute’s mission.

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