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  White Marsh Professional Center

White Marsh Professional Center, Page 26Architect

Architectural Design Works, Inc.
22 West Allegeny, #304, Towson, MD 31204

General Description

Location: White Marsh, Maryland
Date Bid: July 2005
Construction Period: Oct 2006 to Oct 2007
Total Square Feet: 43,025** Site: 2.7 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Habitable square footage, elevated first floor, 22,227; second floor, 20,798; total, 43,025 square feet. Non-habitable square footage, garage, 20,798 not included in square footage total.
Building Height: Garage, 12’4”; first floor, 12’;
second floor, 10’8”; total, 48’6”.
Basic Construction Type: 5B with Sprinkler/Structural Steel/New.
Foundation: Reinforced, slab-on-grade, geo-peirs.
Exterior Walls: Brick, EIFS. Roof: Asphalt shingles, metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall. 

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Skarda & Associates, Inc. - 2439 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
General Contractor: Carnaggio Construction, Inc. - 1431 Armacost Road, Parkton, MD 21120

Architectural Design Works, Inc. (ADW) was selected over two competing firms, by a group of investors for a signature new office condominium project. ADW showed the investors how to increase their potential square footage of their building by 33%, by elevating the structure over the parking field on their 2.45 acre site; which had been acquired from Federal Express as surplus land to their White Marsh Distribution facility. ADW was able to maximize building square footage to 43,025 square feet for the 2 floors of business space and 20,798 square feet of under building parking (from 30,000, their competitors’ projected assessment), while providing 197 parking spaces with a ratio of 50% professional office and 50% Medical Office parking requirements by Baltimore County. 67 spaces are covered by the structure above. With a “Left Over” area of the site, ADW created an elevated conferencing pavilion which provided an area for a covered outdoor “courtyard”. The common conferencing amenity can be utilized by the condominium owners and eliminated the need for each suite to have a conference room. The conferencing space is supported by a common restroom and well appointed kitchenette.

The exterior of this two story professional center, over structured parking is brick with exterior insulation finish system and “copper” standing seam metal accents. The roof is an architectural grade asphalt shingles, broken up with reverse gables and crowned by three stately cupolas. The center cupola, or spire, towers 77 feet above beautiful White Marsh and is capped by a sculpture of a Baltimore Raven. This center cupola is designed to allow natural light to filter down into the second floor rotunda and features a “portal” overlook down to the first floor with decorative railing.

The interior lobby, corridors and rotundas are well appointed with wainscoting, columns, archways and marble accents.

The office center has sold briskly and is nearing full occupancy. The illuminated cupolas can be seen from Route 95 and serve as a beacon for visitors coming to the White Marsh Professional Center. This new Class-A Facility has already earned an award for Carnaggio Construction and Architectural Design Works, Inc.


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