Norman Foster

Courting Architects

The British company that designed what it calls the "largest single building on the planet," the Beijing Capital International Airport, now wants to create a new building for midtown Baltimore.

So does the French architect of the world's largest library.

And the American-based designer of two of the world's tallest buildings.

They are among more than a dozen teams that have expressed interest in designing the $107 million John and Frances Angelos Law Center that the University of Baltimore plans to build at the northeast corner of Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue.

University officials have said they want a "signature" building to house...