The 2-story masonry and metal clad building wraps a central courtyard complete with landscaping, patio seating and lighting.The building features an underfloor supply air distribution system, use of natural light, and other LEED features. has provided architectural, civil, and structural services for a commercial plaza that features approximately 50,000 SF with a mixture of office retail and restaurant space.Transparent, they reveal stucco walls of sand pebble color beyond.
Working with Design Architects Castro Swanston Associates, architectural and structural engineering services were provided beginning with design development.
Services included an assessment of existing buildings and the exploration of various structural systems.
Renovations of an existing office to a daycare facility for children, ages 0-5.
In addition to the operational requirements for the daycare, design challenges inherent to altering the existing space included maintaining utilities located at the four interior structural columns which serve upper floors; the inclusion of a fenced, outdoor play area; and providing a drop-off area and a direct, controlled access to both the daycare and the outdoor play area.
This site is a “carving in process”, building mass whittled away and revealing a completed, more refined image.
Preserving the facade of the historic former Trolleyworks building on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, this facility houses the nation’s most acclaimed collection of “outsider” art, along with accompanying offices and support functions.Visually, the design drew from the hotel’s name, utilizing color, shape, and texture of materials to promote the notion of water and sand.Curvilinear sea green glass was introduced as an overlay of balcony rails and curtain-glass windows.The first building, a 9,460 SF office building has been completed.The design vocabulary of the first building was inspired by the nearby historic Chase House and will be reused in subsequent buildings.The Smith Island Center was commissioned for both the tourist industry as an orientation to island life during the summer months and as a social hall for the islanders at all times.