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By JOE PALAZZOLO | April 2, 2006
Rebecca Feldberg Occupation City arborist for the Baltimore Division of Forestry, the arm of the Department of Recreation and Parks that tends to the approximately 500,000 trees planted in city parklands, plazas and along streets. In the news Feldberg's division announced last week its goal of doubling Baltimore's tree canopy - the area covered by leaves - in the next 30 years. The canopy, which now covers about 20 percent of Baltimore, is expected to conserve energy, reduce pollution and raise property values as it expands.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
A Baltimore architecture firm founded in 1977 by two Park School graduates and a friend has nearly doubled in size in the last two years, making its most ambitious bid for greater reach last month when it announced the expansion of its footprint to Colorado. In two years, Hord Coplan Macht has opened an office in Alexandria, Va., wooed top talent to its ranks, and worked to merge with smaller Denver-based SlaterPaull. The growth has brought employee count at the firm — which worked on Fells Point's Union Wharf apartments, Towson University's new SECU Arena, Morgan State University's Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies and the West Shore Park, among other projects — to 180, up from about 100 just two years ago. "We didn't sit down and say, 'Let's open up an office in the Rocky Mountain region someday, but we did make a strategic decision that being 100 and some people in one region … was — not risky, but rather restrictive to us," said CEO Lee Coplan, 63, one of the firm's three founders.
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NEWS
November 29, 2006
6 teams vie for Pratt St. design pact Six teams are finalists in Baltimore's contest to design a plan to renovate Pratt Street, officials said yesterday. Baltimore Development Corp., Downtown Partnership and the city's planning and transportation departments announced last month that they were sponsoring a design contest to reinvigorate a 16-block stretch of Pratt from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard east to President Street. They hoped to find a team of professionals -- experts in urban design, landscape architecture, traffic flow and retail -- to collaborate on a plan to refresh the public spaces along the corridor.
FEATURES
By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
When Beechfield Elementary/Middle School fifth-graders were asked to design their dream homes 15 years ago, they almost always included a "safe room," a place where they could escape violence, according to Ayers Saint Gross president Jim Wheeler. Today, none do. Their dream houses have video game rooms and swimming pools. It's a particularly gratifying shift for the architects volunteering in the West Baltimore public school to see. "One day, we'll hire one of these students," Wheeler said.
NEWS
June 29, 2005
BANKING & FINANCIAL Presidential Financial Corp. of the Chesapeake announced that Shan Mohamed, vice president of business development, and Brad Hecht, sales administrator, have joined the staff of the Baltimore-based alternative funding source firm for corporations. Mohamed is assigned to the firm's Arlington, Va., office and specializes in working capital financing, assets-based lending, startups, turnarounds, workouts and Chapter 11 financing. Hecht is assigned to the Baltimore office.
NEWS
By June Arney and June Arney,Sun reporter | February 20, 2008
General Growth Properties Inc. has announced two additional public forums in April to discuss the development of a master plan for Columbia's Town Center. "These public forums will provide opportunities for the community to get to know members of our design team, to learn about the planning process and to respond to their ideas," Gregory F. Hamm, GGP's regional vice president and general manager of Columbia said in a statement. "This community involvement is key to the planning of Town Center as GGP continues its commitment to working with all those with a stake in Columbia's future."
NEWS
August 23, 1992
Woodbine landscaper gets new membersChapel Valley Landscape of Woodbine announced that two new members have joined its offices.Tom Nugent will work in the Residential Branch as landscape designer/marketing representative. A Certified Professional Horticulturist, Nugent graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in landscape architecture.Scott Scarfone is a marketing representative for the Maryland Landscape Branch. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in landscape architecture and geography/urban planning.
FEATURES
By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
When Beechfield Elementary/Middle School fifth-graders were asked to design their dream homes 15 years ago, they almost always included a "safe room," a place where they could escape violence, according to Ayers Saint Gross president Jim Wheeler. Today, none do. Their dream houses have video game rooms and swimming pools. It's a particularly gratifying shift for the architects volunteering in the West Baltimore public school to see. "One day, we'll hire one of these students," Wheeler said.
NEWS
By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Staff Writer | July 24, 1993
The governor has chosen his Chesapeake Bay specialist to lead the Department of the Environment for the last 1 1/2 years of his final term, a spokeswoman confirmed yesterday.Gov. William Donald Schaefer plans to announce Monday that David A. C. Carroll will succeed Robert Perciasepe, who is expected to take a federal job, said Page W. Boinest, the governor's press secretary.President Clinton had announced last week his intention to nominate Mr. Perciasepe as the nation's top water-quality officer.
FEATURES
By Linda Lowe Morris | April 14, 1991
What's it like to be famous, to hit the big time in the world of design?A little chunk of fame has come lately to four Marylanders in the form of articles in two of the top shelter magazines.The Friends, two artists from Frederick, made the cover of last month's Elle Decor. Towson landscape designer Wolfgang Oehme -- along with his partner Jim van Sweden -- was written up for a new book in the latest Elle Decor. And Baltimore faux finish artist Janet Pope is featured in House Beautiful.The splashiest display went to the Friends.
NEWS
By June Arney and June Arney,Sun reporter | February 20, 2008
General Growth Properties Inc. has announced two additional public forums in April to discuss the development of a master plan for Columbia's Town Center. "These public forums will provide opportunities for the community to get to know members of our design team, to learn about the planning process and to respond to their ideas," Gregory F. Hamm, GGP's regional vice president and general manager of Columbia said in a statement. "This community involvement is key to the planning of Town Center as GGP continues its commitment to working with all those with a stake in Columbia's future."
NEWS
November 29, 2006
6 teams vie for Pratt St. design pact Six teams are finalists in Baltimore's contest to design a plan to renovate Pratt Street, officials said yesterday. Baltimore Development Corp., Downtown Partnership and the city's planning and transportation departments announced last month that they were sponsoring a design contest to reinvigorate a 16-block stretch of Pratt from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard east to President Street. They hoped to find a team of professionals -- experts in urban design, landscape architecture, traffic flow and retail -- to collaborate on a plan to refresh the public spaces along the corridor.
NEWS
By JOE PALAZZOLO | April 2, 2006
Rebecca Feldberg Occupation City arborist for the Baltimore Division of Forestry, the arm of the Department of Recreation and Parks that tends to the approximately 500,000 trees planted in city parklands, plazas and along streets. In the news Feldberg's division announced last week its goal of doubling Baltimore's tree canopy - the area covered by leaves - in the next 30 years. The canopy, which now covers about 20 percent of Baltimore, is expected to conserve energy, reduce pollution and raise property values as it expands.
NEWS
June 29, 2005
BANKING & FINANCIAL Presidential Financial Corp. of the Chesapeake announced that Shan Mohamed, vice president of business development, and Brad Hecht, sales administrator, have joined the staff of the Baltimore-based alternative funding source firm for corporations. Mohamed is assigned to the firm's Arlington, Va., office and specializes in working capital financing, assets-based lending, startups, turnarounds, workouts and Chapter 11 financing. Hecht is assigned to the Baltimore office.
NEWS
By Erika Hobbs and Erika Hobbs,Special to the Sun | April 25, 2004
A car accident that crushed Karen Muranaka's spine two years ago and left her a paraplegic threatened to take away one of her favorite pastimes: gardening. But in Kernan Hospital's rehabilitation garden, she learned how to plant forsythia and hyacinths from her wheelchair. And in the process, she found new hope: "I look for it harder now -- the birds, colors, greenness of grass every spring," says the 46-year-old Eldersburg resident who visits Kernan every three months for therapy. "That re-growth ... gives my body new strength and renews my inner spirit."
NEWS
February 29, 2004
County attorney named to state committee A. Frank Carven III, who has led Harford County's legal department since 1988, has been nominated by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to serve on the 10-member Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission. Before being named county attorney in 1988, Carven, a Forest Hill resident, served as a lawyer with Brown, Brown & Brown, a Bel Air law firm. In his work with the county, Carven said, he led its workers compensation operation. He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
A Baltimore architecture firm founded in 1977 by two Park School graduates and a friend has nearly doubled in size in the last two years, making its most ambitious bid for greater reach last month when it announced the expansion of its footprint to Colorado. In two years, Hord Coplan Macht has opened an office in Alexandria, Va., wooed top talent to its ranks, and worked to merge with smaller Denver-based SlaterPaull. The growth has brought employee count at the firm — which worked on Fells Point's Union Wharf apartments, Towson University's new SECU Arena, Morgan State University's Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies and the West Shore Park, among other projects — to 180, up from about 100 just two years ago. "We didn't sit down and say, 'Let's open up an office in the Rocky Mountain region someday, but we did make a strategic decision that being 100 and some people in one region … was — not risky, but rather restrictive to us," said CEO Lee Coplan, 63, one of the firm's three founders.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2003
About this time every year, contractors perform the one highway maintenance chore that always draws more praise than complaints - planting flowers along Maryland's roads. But the crews planting flowers last week along Interstate 95 in Laurel may be doing more than making the highway look good - they may also be making the road safer. Recent scientific research suggests that flowers, trees and other amenities break up a highway's monotonous visual pattern and may help brighten drivers' moods and keep them alert.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2003
About this time every year, contractors perform the one highway maintenance chore that always draws more praise than complaints - planting flowers along Maryland's roads. But the crews planting flowers last week along Interstate 95 in Laurel may be doing more than making the highway look good - they may also be making the road safer. Recent scientific research suggests that flowers, trees and other amenities break up a highway's monotonous visual pattern and may help brighten drivers' moods and keep them alert.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Architecture Critic | December 5, 1999
When Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced last summer that his administration would not support construction of a high-rise hotel near the foot of historic Federal Hill, many in south Baltimore breathed a sigh of relief.But for community activists seeking to preserve Federal Hill as a dominant feature of the harborfront and protect the water's edge from inappropriate development, limiting the hotel's height is turning out to be only half the battle.In many ways, Schmoke made a choice between two evils: support a high-rise hotel that would block views of Federal Hill, or support a mid-rise hotel that would block views from Federal Hill.
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