212 Archer Street
Architectural Design Works, Inc.
22 West Allegheny Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
Location: Bel Air, Maryland
Date Bid: Jan 2006
Construction Period: Feb 2006 to Oct 2006
Total Square Feet: 3,600 Site: .23 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 1,200; second floor, 2,400; total, 3,600 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 9’; second floor, 9’ to cathedral ceiling; total, 32’.
Basic Construction Type: 5B/New.
Foundation: Concrete, poured wall. Exterior Walls: Vinyl siding.
Roof: Architectural grade asphalt shingles.
Floors: Carpet, VCT. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.
General Contractor: Trivette Builders, Inc. - 1414 Winsted Road, Fallston, MD 21047
The 212 Archer Street Professional Office Building is designed to maximize leasable square footage and meet the parking requirements of Bel Air, all on a small infill development site.
The zoning R-2 transition overlay allows professional office use in a residential zone. The property is adjacent to dense commercial development lining a major state road into and out of the city of Bel Air, and has visibility to this artery of traffic. The two-story building with basement has a “carriage style” second floor over the three parking spaces. This creatively maximized leaseable square footage and parking on site. The exterior captures historic local vernacular architecture and replicates turn of the century clapboard siding, window muntins, and slate roofing.
The basement affords ample utility room and on site archive storage space for tenants. The first floor, 1,200 square feet, accommodates a signature “quasi” retail tenant. While the second floor, accessed by a decorative common stair, accommodates two 1,200-square-feet suites. The second floor suites feature soaring cathedral ceilings, with arch top feature windows in the corridors.
The front suite features a light well from the decorative cupola above. The building is dramatically lit, including the signature cupola at night for increased exposure to U.S. Route 1.
DIV. 7: Vinyl Siding: Wolverine; Shingles: GAF Slateline®.
DIV. 8: Windows: Milguard Vinyl Windows.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Progress.