How Architects Turned This Former Set From "The Wire" Into A Training Ground For Tomorrow's Designers


Thanks to a major architectural intervention--plus funding from Adobe--a decrepit factory is now a high-tech public design school.

On the lower level of the Baltimore Design School, a city public school located in central Baltimore, there is a blown-up photo affixed to a wall. The black-and-white picture shows the interior of a building in disrepair, with pools of water on the floor. It's a stark reminder of what used to be here: an abandoned factory so decrepit that the HBO series The Wire used the building as a setting symbolic of post-industrial urban decay. But today, with a major architectural intervention--and a grant from Adobe--this building has become a state-of-the-art public school for training future designers. Article continues at