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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | April 12, 2007
City officials have chosen a Baltimore design team to rework the Inner Harbor's Rash Field and to build a parking garage below it. Architects from Ziger/Snead and Thomas Balsley Associates will begin immediately working with neighboring community and business leaders and city officials to brainstorm ideas for the new park. The 9-acre park at the southern end of the harbor opened in 1976. Officials hope to have the work done by 2009 so that Baltimore can again be a stop for the popular yachting event, the Volvo Ocean Race.
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November 21, 2013
Speeches, slides and introductions at the Horowitz Center on Nov. 18 were long on the five-firm "Dream Team's" credentials as "Unabashed Designers of Delight" [per the Trust's handout] — with slides of buildings, rooftop parks, unusual landscape sculptures and constructions worldwide and accompanied by GMAP (God-Mother-Apple-Pie) aspirations to join people-nature-beauty together. Much of this reminded me of marketing efforts by a lead character in the current Masterpiece Theatre PBS show, "Paradise," as he develops and pitches ideas for a new, all-service department store to meet women's needs in 19th-century London.
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BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | June 16, 1992
After reviewing credentials of 10 groups, state aviation officials have selected a joint venture of The STV Group of Baltimore and William Nicholas Bodouva & Associates of New York as their first choice to design the proposed $100 million expansion of the international wing at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.Michael West, an associate administrator at the Maryland Aviation Administration, said his agency is negotiating with the top-ranked design team and hopes to have a contract to present to the state Board of Public Works in several months.
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November 18, 2013
The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations District 1 recently awarded a Medallion Award to Harford Community College's Office of Marketing and Public Relations. The college received a bronze Medallion Award in the brochure category for the latest College Viewbook. Medallion awards recognize excellence in design work and publications. HCC's graphic design team includes Julie Cioccio, Meg Cotton, Cynthia Courtney and Holly White. The Viewbook that was awarded the bronze was designed by Julie Cioccio.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | November 8, 2001
In Dundalk, the trained eye of Peter Batchelor saw worldly treasures in giant rusted gears, magic in the name of Doolittle and an untapped celebration of a rich past to spring into a modern future. Batchelor, a noted professor of architecture and urban design, led an 11-member team of professionals that unveiled yesterday a stunning array of design dreams for the eastern Baltimore County community, which has languished in a rust belt of closed shipyards and downsized steel plants. "The consciousness of the great history of Dundalk was seemingly buried in the minds of the proud people who live here," said Batchelor.
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By JOSH MITCHELL and JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTER | June 7, 2006
A team of architects will begin planning the future of Towson today, and its location couldn't be more telling: a vacant retail space. Working out of a studio that once housed a Borders bookstore, the team will tackle the challenge of re-creating a downtown that attracts businesses while appeasing traffic-weary residents. It has invited the public to share its ideas on growth in the Baltimore County seat at a public forum tonight at Towson University and a series of panel discussions through Tuesday.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | April 15, 2002
They created master plans for Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan and Disney's new town of Celebration in central Florida. They're advising developers on the best way to rebuild Ground Zero, the former site of New York's World Trade Center. Now architects from one of America's most prominent urban design teams have been tapped to help Baltimore sharpen its vision for the Inner Harbor. Cooper, Robertson & Partners of New York heads a team selected to create a master plan to guide development of Baltimore's harbor front over the next 20 years or more.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2004
A national design team unveiled a broad outline yesterday for improving Essex-Middle River through new community gateways and commercial hubs, abundant public spaces and improved public schools, and issued a call for volunteer "sparkplugs." What must come now, residents and officials agreed, is the investment to sustain the redevelopment of eastern Baltimore County. "It's time to summon that pride and accomplishment that was the hallmark of this area during and after World War II," said Hannah Twaddle, a planner from Virginia and one of 10 members of the Urban Design Assistance Team that studied Essex-Middle River for a week.
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November 18, 2013
The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations District 1 recently awarded a Medallion Award to Harford Community College's Office of Marketing and Public Relations. The college received a bronze Medallion Award in the brochure category for the latest College Viewbook. Medallion awards recognize excellence in design work and publications. HCC's graphic design team includes Julie Cioccio, Meg Cotton, Cynthia Courtney and Holly White. The Viewbook that was awarded the bronze was designed by Julie Cioccio.
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By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | October 21, 2005
Tomorrow, Columbians will get to see the result of the weeklong intensive design gathering that involved a few hundred residents brainstorming their visions for the planned community's downtown. A draft master development plan for Columbia's Town Center put together by the Baltimore firm Design Collective Inc. and based on residents' ideas is to be revealed at 2 p.m. tomorrow at General Growth's Spear Center. Bill Mackey, the county's planning supervisor, said that while tomorrow will be the design team's final presentation, residents will still be asked for input.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
The jeans are too gray, Toby Schermerhorn is on the phone saying. They need to be bluer, she tells the person handling the jeans. Prints of this collage - dozens of overlapping blue jean-clad bottoms - are going to grace guest room bathrooms in a new Renaissance hotel in Alberta, Canada. The rendering is an homage to the Levi's manufacturing that used to take place nearby. Hundreds of details like this, the precise color of jean butts, get honed to perfection in Frederick County by Schermerhorn and her husband, Rob Laschever, who run a four-person company that dictates the look and feel of hotel interiors.
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By Mike Giuliano | April 26, 2012
Royal intrigue at the 17th-century French court is still good for gossip in Lynn Nottage's 2002 play "Las Meninas. " It made a striking impression when it was staged at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2010 and there's now a strikingly similar production at Howard Community College's Rep Stage. Indeed, the connections between these two productions go way beyond similarity. Director Eve Muson, set and costume designer Elena Zlotescu, and several other members of the UMBC design team also worked on the current Rep Stage production; and five of the actors from the UMBC show are in the Rep Stage cast.
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By Lisa Kawata | September 30, 2011
Tamara Jensen had a dilemma. When she and her husband, Mike, and two daughters, Kate and Veronica, moved to Ellicott City three years ago, they slowly began to make over their 24-year-old home in Valley Mede. But when it came to the formal living room, Jensen got stuck. She had a big green wall and nothing to put on it. In fact the whole space intimidated her. She procrastinated so much that her husband went to a local big-box store and hung two “ugly” pictures on the wall as motivation.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2010
For the second time in less than three years, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" reality TV show is coming to Maryland to build a dream home for a family. Host Ty Pennington and his team of celebrity designers will arrive in the Baltimore metro area next week to begin the whirlwind construction-design project that provides families with a brand-new home equipped with all the bells and whistles. The show considered five families from the Baltimore region before deciding on the winners, who will be disclosed July 9, according to Shane Swisher, spokesperson for Excel Homes, a Camp Hill, Pa.-based custom modular manufacturer, which will be leading construction of the project.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | February 26, 2010
John Kennedy Gutierrez, a Woodberry-based metals artisan who was part of the design team for the Pope John Paul II Prayer Garden, died of cancer Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Medfield resident was 45. "He had an indomitable spirit and the things he made were magic," said Baltimore developer William Struever. "He was a rock, a pillar of goodwill. His works were gorgeous but always enormously practical." Mr. Gutierrez worked with numerous architects and designers and helped create the Woodberry Kitchen, Tapas Teatro, Red Star and Copra restaurants.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | June 28, 2009
Six whimsical sculptures took over the amphitheater at the Inner Harbor on Saturday as the annual City Sand festival pitted local architects and designers in a somewhat artistic race. Competitors, who took their theme from the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe on the 200th anniversary of his birth, labored for three hours in sandboxes. They each sculpted something Poe-ish from 100 cubic feet of sand. Water made the sand more malleable and the sculptors hydrated in the summer heat. "Sand is definitely a different medium," said Cherisse Dandrow, a landscape designer with Mahan Rykiel Associates.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | March 18, 1994
Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke weighed in yesterday with his opinion of the giant crab sculpture proposed for Baltimore's Rash Field, suggesting it needs more seasoning."
NEWS
By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | October 26, 2005
The county-sponsored, weeklong charrette for the future development of Columbia's Town Center was billed as an all-access pass for residents to be involved with planning the vision for the community's downtown. But a meeting behind closed doors with the Columbia Association and one of the design team members - during which the idea of tearing down the association's current building was discussed - has some crying foul. On Thursday, Columbia Association Board Chairman Joshua Feldmark hastily called a meeting of the group with a Design Collective Inc. contract worker to discuss the future of the association's headquarters.
NEWS
By June Arney and June Arney,Sun reporter | May 9, 2008
Solar arrays, "green" roofs and storm-water management that doubles as civic art and takes place only when it's raining are among the ideas for improving the environment in the redevelopment of downtown Columbia, a consultant told residents this week. Town Center could be a "city within a garden," said Keith Bowers, a landscape architect on General Growth Properties' design team -- a vibrant place that makes use of renewable energy and is built with local materials so that little energy is expended to bring supplies here.
FEATURES
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | March 24, 2008
It's close to downtown and open to the sky, and features sweeping views of the city beyond. There's an asymmetrical field with enough nooks and crannies to keep the game interesting - plus a state-of-the-art scoreboard, luxury skyboxes and all the creature comforts fans could want. Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992? Yes, but also Nationals Park on the Anacostia riverfront in 2008. Sixteen years after Baltimore broke the mold with its "newfangled, old-fashioned" ballpark, Washington has joined the list of cities that can boast they have a new, baseball-only stadium in a prime urban setting.
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