South Tower and Fellowship Hall Renovation Update

An artist's rendering of the renovated Assembly Room at Brown Memorial.

(The image above is an artist’s rendering of the Assembly Room after it is renovated.)


On Sunday, June 4, Brown Memorial’s construction team gave an update on the South Tower and Fellowship Hall renovation project during a congregational meeting. View the PowerPoint presentation given during the meeting. (The file is large and may take a while to download.)


The purpose of Brown’s Capital renovation project is to improve the accessibility, safety and usability of Brown’s facilities. Architects Murphy & Dittenhafer and builder A.R. Marani are leading the project.


After permitting procedures are completed this summer, the South Tower repairs are expected to begin in September. The Fellowship Hall building renovation will begin in December/January and will take approximately 7 months.


The renovation project was made possible by the generous support of dozens of Brown members and friends who contributed to a successful Capital Fund Appeal in 2016. The Session and Trustees determined the Appeal was necessary due to all the important ministry that happens in and through Brown’s facilities, from delivering Meals on Wheels, to tutoring Baltimore City School children, to nurturing the faith of the next generation of followers of Jesus, to sitting at tables with members, friends and guests who come to the church.


Over time, Brown’s facilities have taken a beating, but the renovation project will ensure the church’s buildings will keep pace with mission to bear witness to the reconciling love of God by nurturing an inclusive community, wrestling with Scripture and tradition, and working for justice and peace.