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1962–1964, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 4000 N. Charles St.
  • (Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie)
  • (HABS)

After completing One Charles Center, the renowned modernist designed Highfield House, an elegant apartment building in his signature modern idiom. The fifteen-story tower slab has a reinforced concrete structure sheathed with a sleek glass and steel curtain wall. High-field House’s sophisticated design extended to the garage, plaza, and pool integrated into the site, providing popular suburban amenities with refined urban living. The glass-enclosed two-story lobby is recessed and centered under the main structural block, with terrazzo floors, original furnishings, and marble-sheathed walls around the elevator core. Still a successful residential building, this is one of only two Mies buildings in Maryland.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "HIGHFIELD HOUSE", [Baltimore, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 217-217.

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