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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
Stephanie Bradshaw Inc., the Baltimore-based design company, is moving into the Clipper Mill area of the city from its current Cockeysville location, which was home to the firm for two years. "I'm excited to bring my business into the city and to be a part of its growing design community," said Stephanie Bradshaw, founder and creative director of the company. The firm includes wedding and event design and planning, interior design and personal styling. "I feel like Baltimore is definitely finding its place," she said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Douglas R. Legenhausen, a jewelry designer and master craftsman who worked in iron, gold and silver, died Sept. 20 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from back surgery. He was 69. The son of Chester Legenhausen, a house painter, and June Legenhausen, a homemaker, Douglas Raymond Legenhausen was born in Queens, N.Y., and was raised in Ossining, N.Y., and Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. After graduating in 1964 from Mahopac High School in Mahopac, N.Y., he earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1969 from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master's degree in 1972 in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
Baltimore design firm Chambers, which specializes in the planning, architecture and interior design of private clubs, announced Friday that it has acquired a rival based in Texas. CCI Club Design will be changing its name to Chambers but will continue its Dallas operations, according to a statement from Chambers. Chambers will remain headquartered in Baltimore, the statement said, and no one will lose their job because of the acquisition. "Once friendly competitors, we're now combining the tremendous talents of both firms to enhance the services we provide to our clients within the private club industry," said Rick Snellinger, president and CEO of Chambers.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
The state ethics board is reviewing one of the firms bidding to build and operate the Purple Line after the engineering company was acquired by another MTA contractor. Engineering design firm AECOM, which in 2011 was awarded an 8-year, $60-million contract with the MTA to oversee the Purple Line and the proposed Red Line in Baltimore, among other projects, announced in July that it had reached an agreement to acquire engineering and construction firm URS Corp. URS Corp. is the lead design company for a group known as the Maryland Purple Line Partners, one of four groups that have been short-listed by the state to submit proposals for what will be a public-private partnership with the state to build the transit line linking Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2010
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore has selected a group led by Mahan Rykiel Associates, a Baltimore-based landscape architecture and urban design firm, to develop a "Downtown Open Space Master Plan" for the city. The partnership sought proposals this year for a plan that incorporates "the preservation and enhancement" of existing parks and open spaces and recommends ways to create new public spaces in downtown Baltimore. The budget for the design work is $60,000 to $70,000. The study area is bounded by Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to the west, President Street and Jones Falls Expressway to the east, Centre Street on the north and Pratt and Conway Streets on the south.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
The hometown Orioles missed the playoffs, but Baltimore-based Ashton Design still has a rooting interest in this year's Major League Baseball postseason. The design firm helped develop graphics at Dodger Stadium and Fenway Park, the homes, respectively, of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Ashton Design completed the enivornmental graphics for Dodgers Stadium this spring, as part of a larger renovation of the 51-year-old venue. The company has done work at Fenway since 2002.
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October 31, 1993
Brad Kaplon, former marketing communications manager for national cellular distributor TESSCO, has formed Kaplon Creative Inc.The Bel Air firm, at 907 Hedgerow Court, specializes in high-impact advertising and direct-response copywriting/desktop design services for corporations and ad agencies of all sizes.Mr. Kaplon's copy and designs have received several industry awards.Kaplon Creative Inc. can be reached at (410) 879-0345.
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December 12, 1990
Jesse Benesch & Associates, an interior design firm, has purchased a 175-year-old former schoolhouse in Baltimore County for its new offices.The firm bought the historic stone school at 119 Old Court Road in Pikesville for an undisclosed amount."
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | September 6, 1994
Gary Adrian Cole, an interior designer with his own design firm for 20 years, died Saturday at Sinai Hospital of pneumonia brought on by AIDS. The Parkton resident was 52 years old.Mr. Cole had operated Gary Cole Interiors since 1973 and had managed The Warehouse in South Baltimore for two years.Known for his eclectic style, the South Baltimore native had clients in Washington, New York and Florida, and in 1990 he decorated a house owned by Robert Redford in Santa Domingo."He captivated his clients," said Bradley Permenter, 29, Mr. Cole's companion for 2 1/2 years.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2004
Patricia A. Lambrow, community volunteer and president and co-founder of a residential interior design firm, died of cancer Friday at her Annapolis home. She was 45. "She was just loved by a lot of people and she really saw the good in everybody," said her husband, Nicholas Lambrow, a regional president for M&T Bank. "She had a lot of friends. And she loved the arts, all of the arts." Born Patricia Anderson in Baltimore, she graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn and from Loyola College.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
Philip C. Cooper, a retired design executive who had been president of a New York fabric and furniture house, ended his life in Baltimore on April 3. He was 78 and had lived on Mount Royal Avenue. Born in Denton, he was the son of Gail F. Cooper, a furniture merchant, and Margaret C. Cooper, an artist and musician. A 1953 graduate of Caroline High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College. He also attended the University of Oslo in Norway for a summer. He served in the Army from 1957 to 1959.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
James H. Chambers founded the H. Chambers Co. in 1889 as a painting and wallpaper firm working in Baltimore's religious institutions and the homes of the city's upper crust. Over the next century, the business grew into one of the country's elite interior design firms, participating in decoration of the Baltimore Country Club, the Maryland governor's mansion, the White House library during the term of President John F. Kennedy and three ships for Princess Line Cruises. Chambers, which has added architecture, planning, purchasing and installation to its services, now focuses on private clubs, and has projects going in more than 15 states.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Richard C. Rice, owner of a Baltimore kitchen and bathroom design firm, died Oct. 14 of cancer at his Ruxton home. He was 51. Richard Carew Rice was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. He was the son of John Hubner Rice Jr., who had been vice president of Barton-Cotton Inc., a Baltimore graphics and printing company, and Carew Cotton Rice Lee, a homemaker. After graduating in 1980 from Gilman School, where he played varsity soccer and lacrosse, he earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1984 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
The hometown Orioles missed the playoffs, but Baltimore-based Ashton Design still has a rooting interest in this year's Major League Baseball postseason. The design firm helped develop graphics at Dodger Stadium and Fenway Park, the homes, respectively, of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Ashton Design completed the enivornmental graphics for Dodgers Stadium this spring, as part of a larger renovation of the 51-year-old venue. The company has done work at Fenway since 2002.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
Susan G. Doud, an interior designer and longtime Cockeysville resident, died Saturday of liver cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 70. The former Susan Garson, who was the daughter of Richard J. Garson, a businessman, and Joan Jobst Garson, an educator, was born in Baltimore and raised on Tredegar Avenue in Catonsville. She attended Julie Billiart Country Day School in Ellicott City and St. Mark's School in Catonsville, and graduated in 1961 from Trinity Preparatory School in Ellicott City.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
Baltimore design firm Chambers, which specializes in the planning, architecture and interior design of private clubs, announced Friday that it has acquired a rival based in Texas. CCI Club Design will be changing its name to Chambers but will continue its Dallas operations, according to a statement from Chambers. Chambers will remain headquartered in Baltimore, the statement said, and no one will lose their job because of the acquisition. "Once friendly competitors, we're now combining the tremendous talents of both firms to enhance the services we provide to our clients within the private club industry," said Rick Snellinger, president and CEO of Chambers.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 4, 2008
Daniele J. Fleischer, owner of a Harford County interior design firm, died Monday of a stroke at her Bel Air home. She was 66. Daniele Jeanne Lemarie was born in St. Maur, France, and raised in Paris. She studied art and design in France. In 1958, she married Pete Thrasher. The marriage ended in divorce. She came to Baltimore in 1963, returned to France for several years, then returned to the city in 1966. She was a designer for Shaivitz Furniture from 1975 to 1985 and then was design director for DGI, a design firm, for a year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
Michael D. Asner, founder of Michael Asner Associates Inc., a nationally known interior design firm, died of heart failure Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Roland Park resident was 64. Mr. Asner, who founded the North Calvert Street design firm in 1969, was chief executive officer of the company at the time of his death. "He always had a happy, enthusiastic attitude and loved what he did," said Karen S. Aumen, the firm's president. "He was a mentor to the staff and let us blossom as designers.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2013
City leaders hope that by this time next year they'll have returned from Annapolis with funds to put toward making the Inner Harbor what its original designers intended it to be - "a playground for Baltimoreans. " "The city has changed so much since the original development of the Inner Harbor," said Laurie Schwartz, executive director of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Inc., a nonprofit that manages and advocates for the city's waterfront. It's time to evaluate the Inner Harbor and decide what needs to be done to sustain it as a vibrant part of the city, she said.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
Stephanie Bradshaw Inc., the Baltimore-based design company, is moving into the Clipper Mill area of the city from its current Cockeysville location, which was home to the firm for two years. "I'm excited to bring my business into the city and to be a part of its growing design community," said Stephanie Bradshaw, founder and creative director of the company. The firm includes wedding and event design and planning, interior design and personal styling. "I feel like Baltimore is definitely finding its place," she said.
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