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West 8 Wins Middle Branch Competition to Revitalize Baltimore's Waterfront

West 8 has won the competition to revitalize the Middle Branch Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. The design competition managed and developed by the Parks & People Foundation on behalf of the City of Baltimore and facilitated in coordination with community-based organizations. Working with local partners Mahan Rykiel and Moffatt & Nichol, the team aims to recreate and redefine the blue green heart of Baltimore.

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Silo Point / Parameter Inc

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  • Architects: Parameter Inc
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1000000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Lutron, Viking, Nest

Rogers Partners’ Henderson-Hopkins School Wins 2016 AIA Honor Award

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© Albert Vecerka

Rogers Partners' Elmer A. Henderson: A John Hopkins Partnership School (Henderson-Hopkins) has received the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Institute Honour Award for Architecture, as well as the 2016 American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE) Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence.

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National Aquarium / Studio Gang

Studio Gang has released images of the firm’s Strategic Master Plan for the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The driving force of this initiative is to identify opportunities for sustained growth, improvements to the visitor experience, and to reinforce the organization’s commitment to conservation and education at all scales.

Conceptual rendering of proposed architectural interventions with the urban wetland at the center. The design of the urban wetland is based on the geometry of Chesapeake Bay tidal meanders.. Image Courtesy of Studio GangConceptual rendering. The proposed Pier 4 addition unites existing and new building volumes. Visitors arriving from Pier 3 walk toward a covered entrance with views of a theater, restaurant, and the Pier 4 exhibit.. Image Courtesy of Studio GangConceptual rendering. Attracting wildlife and increasing biodiversity, the urban wetland offers a new physical center for the National Aquarium campus.. Image Courtesy of Studio GangConceptual rendering. A hub-like space within the Chesapeake exhibit on Pier 4                   provides a lounge space in which to relax and engage with the exhibit's local                   ecology. Exhibit developed in collaboration with Thinc Design.. Image Courtesy of Studio Gang+ 8

S+ ARCHITECTURE's Recent Projects on Display at AIA Baltimore

Most of the projects on display are selected from S+ ARCHITECTURE’s work within the past ten years and include a wide array of building types such as academic, adaptive reuse, cultural, educational, industrial, mixed use, office, residential, retail-recreation and urban project. The overall goal of architectural office is to establish the harmony between the context and the projects. The design approach of the group emphasizes design integrity from urban to object scale

Davis Brody Bond to Expand Baltimore's National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Davis Brody Bond's plan to expand Baltimore's National Great Blacks in Wax Museum has been approved. As the Baltimore Business Journal reports, the $75 million overhaul hopes to foresee a significant increase in attendance, bringing in more than 500,000 visitors annually.

A destination for both tourists and locals, the expanded museum will open itself to the surrounding community beyond normal operating hours. It will house a multi-purpose space, retail, orientation theatre, changing gallery and educational programs as well as the museum and a bus drop-off on the main thoroughfare. 

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Henderson-Hopkins School / Rogers Partners

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John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + ASG

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  17873
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: DLW, Kone, Zumtobel, Schuster Concrete Construction, Signal Perfection

Morgan State University / Hord Coplan Macht | FREELON

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John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + Ayers Saint Gross

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD United States
  • Client

    University of Baltimore
  • Gross Area

    18.0123 m2 / 194.000 sqft
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

The Johns Hopkins Hospital / Perkins+Will

Photo: Matt Wargo | Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Photo: Matt Wargo | Courtesy of Perkins+Will

The new facility designed by Perkins+Will for the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland approaches the design as a total experience of healing that includes architecture and urban design. The project proposes to redefine the hospital experience with The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower, whose goal is to emphasize transformative patient-centric care.

More after the break.

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center / GWWO Architects

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  • Architects: GWWO Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  17655 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

Oriole Park at Camden Yards: A Watershed Moment for Sports Stadiums

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© Shoshanah / Wikimedia Commons

The most influential decision in sports in the last twenty-five years was not made by a general manager, coach, or athlete. In fact, it wasn’t even made on a field, pitch, court, or rink. Instead, this decision originated in the office and on the drafting tables of the architecture firm HOK. The architects and engineers decided, going against three decades of stadium designs, some of which were their very own, to not create another generic multi-sport indoor arena for the next Baltimore Oriole park. Rather, they designed a stadium that was considerate of its context, integrated beautifully within the city, and invited the citizens of Baltimore to enjoy watching their Orioles play. More on stadium design and Oriole Park after the break.

Creative Alliance Cafe / PI.KL Studio + Kroiz Architecture

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