The restored George Ellicott House in Ellicott City, by Azola & Associates, was named the Project of the Year in the 1991 Award of Excellence program sponsored by the Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland.
The council named 12 award winners and three honorable mentions in the program, which recognizes excellence in remodeling design and craftsmanship.
Kathy Wheatley of Wheatley Associates Inc., in Monkton was named Remodeler of the Year, and Martin Jay Hanna III fo Hanna Fire Engineering Corp. was named Remodeling Associate of the Year. Craftsmanship awards went to Dave Sasser of George W. Sasser & Sons; Mike Glover of Ilex Woodworking; and Owen Weaver of Ecology Design.
Other winners included: Best Residential Rehab for Sale: Spring Promise at Oella by the Oella Co.; Best Adaptive Reuse: Charlestown Corporate Headquarters by Charlestown Construction Co.; Best Specialty Remodeling and Details: the Tivoli Teahouse at Ladew Topiary Gardens by Jesse J. Turner & Co.
Also cited: Griffith-Brilhart Builders; J. C. Lewis Construction; Weber Contracting; Buschman Construction Co.; Foster Communities; J. E. Dudgeon & Associates; Jesse J. Turner & Co.; Baywood Design/Build Group, Valley Contractors; Village Builders and Ilex Construction & Development.
Around the region:
* The Chesapeake Bay chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Anne Arundel County will unveil the results of a three-day design workshop for the Parole area at 3 p.m. today Nov. 17on the second floor of the old Garfinkel's store in the Annapolis Mall. Six design teams have been working since Friday to come up with alternatives to uncontrolled sprawl for the growing town.
* American National Savings Association in Baltimore is one of 10 financial institutions that were recognized last week for helping to strengthen low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by providing affordable credit. The awards came from "The Social Compact," a national group of banks, thrifts and insurers working to provide affordable housing.
* Michael A. Anikeeff, former senior associate for research and education at the Urban Land Institute, has been named to head the Allen L. Berman Real Estate Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. He replaces Donald R. Clark, who helped shape the institute after heading McCormick Properties.
* Otis Warren, head of Otis Warren Real Estate Services, is the nonorary chairman for the sixth annual ball of the Kidney Foundation of Maryland, planned for Nov. 23 at the B&O Railroad Museum.
* The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will hold a free seminar for first-time home buyers Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Liberty Recreation Center, 3901 Main Avenue at Garrison Boulevard. Topics to be covered include the advantages of buying, what to kook for in a home, understanding contracts and purchasing, financial requirements for buying a home, loan information, anad settlement procedures. To register for the seminar, call Patricia Gaydoes at the GBBR, 462-2500.
* United Parcel Service has opened a 25,0000-square-foot parcel distribution facility at 8440 Ardmore Road in Landover.
* Rice Kern Smith Realty Inc. announced that Plumtree Professional Center, a 33,000-square-foot medical complex developed by Stena Corp., has opened for business at 104 Plumtree Road in Bel Air. Designed by Michael L. Oxman and Associates and built by Kasco Chesapeake Builders, the project is 90 percent leased.
* Staples, a national office supply discount chain, will open a store in Woodlawn's Security Station shopping center in March of 1992. Staples' sixth in the Baltimore area. Karen Wilner of Kayne Levin Neilson Bavar Realtors represented the tenant, and Andrew Feldman of KLNB represented the landlord.
* William H. Knott Inc., broke ground recently at 1920 Halethorpe Farms Road for a 49,328-square-foot facility for Goodwrappers Inc., a packaging company. STV/Lyson Engineers and architect Ron Brasher of D.R. Brasher assisted Knott with the design.
* Hammerman Associates Inc., a microcomputer training and consulting firm in Columbia, recently doubled its office space and now occupies 2,500 square feet at 6925A Oakland Mills Road.
* Atlantic Graphics Systems has purchased a 3,000-square-foot office and warehouse unit at Broken Lane Business Center, 9687 Gerwig Lane in Columbia. Richard Fields of Casey and Associates represented the landlord, Guilford Limited Partnership, and the Carey Winston Co. represented the buyer.
* Casey and Associaties Inc., a commercial and industrial real estate firm active in the Baltimore-Washington area has moved its Columbia office to the Parkside Building at 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway.
*Gary A. Bowden has been appointed to the board of directors of RTKL Associates Inc.
* Stefanos and Fannie Tzanakakis of the S.T. Paint Contractor Co. purchased the building at the rear of 3512 Bank St. for $104,500. Abbott Associates Inc. was the broker for the buyer and the seller.
* Greenmount Moving & Storage recently broke ground for a 60,000-square-foot office and warehouse building on Trade Zone Avenue in Collington for use as its corporate headquarters. John Wilhide and Richard Fields of Casey & Associates represented the tenant and developer, William H. Knott. The firm will continue to use its location on Hollins Ferry Road in Linthicum for file storage.
* Command Technology, a high-tolerance machine shop operation purchased two acres of Brandon Woods Business Park and plans to build a 15,000-square-foot building. John Wilhide of Casey & Associates represented the buyer, and Dwight Taylor of the KMS Group represented the owner.
* Northease Beverage, distributor of Coors beer for Haarford and Cecil counties, purchased a 50,000-square-foot waarehouse in the Peninsula Industrial Park, Route 272 and Interstate 95 in Northeast, Md. Andy Georgelakos and Steve Martel of Kayne Levin Neilson Bavar Realtors representedthe buyer and seller.