Fifteen Baltimore-area development projects received Awards of Excellence this month from the Maryland chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks.
The awards, given to recognize excellence in development, including design and marketing, are presented to the developers of each project. This year's winners included:
* Industrial/research and development park category: Washington Commerce Center on Hubbard Road in Landover. Siena Corp. was the developer. Robert T. Hofmann & Associates was the architect.
* Office/research and development park category: The Hopkins Bayview Research Campus on Eastern Avenue in East Baltimore. The Dome Corp. was the developer. RTKL Associates was the architect in charge of master planning.
* Renovations category: The Atrium Building on Padonia Road in Timonium. Riparius Development Corp. was the developer. Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet was the architect.
* Office/warehouse category: Washington Commerce Center on Hubbard Road in Landover. Siena Corp. was the developer. Robert T. Hofmann & Associates was the architect.
* Warehouse category: Marley Neck Industrial Park. Cabot, Cabot & Forbes was the developer. Robert T. Hofmann & Associates was the architect.
* Mid-rise office building: Metro Park North IV in Rockville. Trammell Crow Co. was the developer. House Reh Associates was the architect.
* High-rise office building: Bank of Baltimore building at Baltimore and Calvert streets. Manekin Corp. was the developer. RTKL Associates was the architect.
* Low-rise office building: 10010 Junction Drive in Annapolis Junction. Emory Hill Development was the developer. Nichols Architects was the architect.
* Multibuilding office complex: Corporate Center at Owings Mills. The Rouse Co. was the developer. HKS Architects was the architect.
* Research and development/tech building: Gateway Crossing 95 (Tech Center) in Columbia. Manekin Corp. was the developer. Nichols Architects was the architect.
* Build-to-suit/single-story category: American Cancer Society headquarters in White Marsh. Nottingham Properties was the developer. Nichols Architects was the architect.
* Build-to-suit/multistory category: Hechinger Corp. headquarters in Landover. Hechinger was the developer. DNC Architects was the architect.
* Mixed-use category: Democracy Plaza, an office and hotel complex in Rockville. The Artery Organization was the developer. RTKL Associates Inc. was the architect.
* Special-features award: Democracy Plaza was cited for its landscaping and planning of its central courtyard area. Artery Organization was the developer. RTKL Associates was the architect.
* Interior-design category: The interior of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s marketing and energy services facility in Baltimore County. BG&E was the developer. Columbia Design Collective was the architect.
Cushman & Wakefield of New Jersey Inc. has been named the exclusive leasing agent for American Plaza, a 66,000-square-foot office building in White Marsh.
The building, at Interstate 95 and the Baltimore Beltway, previously was corporate headquarters for American Bank Stationery, a printer of security checks.
It was vacated when American Bank merged with Clark American, another large printer of security checks. Metal Box, an organization based in Westport, Conn., is the holding company for Clark American and owner of American Plaza. Lee Miller of Cushman & Wakefield is handling the leasing.
Around the region:
* Nottingham Properties of Towson has joined forces with Cafferty Development Corp. of McLean, Va., to develop an 18,000-square-foot office building for Allstate Insurance Co. in the White Marsh Business Community. Nottingham Construction is the general contractor for the building, which is being constructed at 8009 Corporate Drive in Nottingham's 30-acre office park.
* Robert W. Marriott Jr., one of three assistant planning directors for Baltimore, is leaving his job next month to become director of the Montgomery County Planning Department.
* Abrams Development Group. Inc. bought 8526 Fort Smallwood road, a commercially zoned square block in Pasadena, and plans to build a brick Colonial-style office and retail center called Bedford Plaza. N. Bruce Kuehnle of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors handled the transaction.