IN RECENT NEWS...
Harriet Tubman Museum
In honor of Harriet Tubman Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland. The governor joined nearly 500 guests for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including descendants of Harriet Ross Tubman, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, and county and state officials. Harriet Tubman Day is celebrated annually, both nationally and in Maryland, on March 10.
Laurel Grand Stand & Club
"Laurel Park will open its fall meet Saturday while it continues working on renovating its grandstand with a new simulcast room, 90 additional flat-screen televisions, a Bose speaker system, new food and drink options, and an innovative app allowing fans to listen to their favorite track on their mobile device. “It’s a total redo,” said Maryland Jockey Club President and GM Sal Sinatra. “The place is really getting a facelift and it looks fantastic.”
Berks Nature Conservancy
"Not only did we raise the money, but we raised enough to make this building a state-of-the-art demonstration model for sustainability and the environment," Murphy said to the more than 100 people who turned out for the ceremony. Along with a pair of classrooms, the center features conference rooms, offices for Berks Nature, a lobby and gift shop, displays about the park's habitat and a plaza for outdoor recreation."
- Reading Eagle
STEM building, Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville
"The lobby of the Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville's new STEM building was packed Thursday morning as school and local officials gathered to formally open the $39.7 million Mathematics and Science Hall. "It really is a very fine building," CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis said of the hall, which she described as "90,000 square feet of just aesthetic and functional space."
- Baltimore Sun
James and Anne Robinson Nature Center
“The Wood Design Awards showcase outstanding projects that bring to life wood’s natural beauty and versatility in building design,” said Jennifer Cover, PE, Executive Director of WoodWorks. “We received 140 submissions from across the U.S... The winners exemplify the many ways wood products can be used to create outstanding architecture. These are inspiring projects that demonstrate ingenuity in design or engineering, as well as attributes of wood such as cost effectiveness, sustainability and structural performance."
- Business Wire
Henderson-Hopkins School / Rogers Partners
"Rogers Partners’ design mirrors the neighborhood’s urban fabric. While most elementary schools are single buildings, the Henderson-Hopkins School is a cluster of “containers for learning” inspired by East Baltimore’s row houses, stoops and social civic spaces. Its campus is a microcosm of the city: students are grouped by age in small-scale Houses that are bisected by main streets and side streets."
SECU Arena - Towson University
"The SECU Arena project at Towson University involved approximately 58,000 square feet of renovated space and 117,000 square feet of new space. The design also introduces an array of multipurpose spaces, including a double-height galleria on the west side of the concourse level, a VIP-level multipurpose room offering views down to the main arena entry..."
- Athletic Business
Rita R. Church Community Center
"Designed in 1920 as a two-level bath house fashioned in Classical Revival style, the rehabilitated Rita R. Church Community Center is a contributing structure in a National Register Historic District. Previously neglected and left untouched, GWWO’s rehabilitation of this dilapidated structure breathed new life into the facility and made it a safe, beautiful destination for the community."
- Architect Magazine
Wake Forest Biotech Place, Winston-Salem, N.C.
"Wexford and its construction manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., led Building Team members—Gaudreau, Inc. (architect); Faisant Associates (SE); and Kilbart, Inc. (MEP)- in the complete revamping of two historic buildings on the site. Reconstruction centered on Building 91.1, a historic (1937) five-story former machine shop, with its distinctive façade of glass blocks, many of which were damaged. "
- Building Design & Construction Network
Morgan State University Center for the Built Environment & Infrastructure Studies
[2011 PUBLIC BUILDING OF THE YEAR AWARD]