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By Edward Gunts | March 6, 1991
Despite recent layoffs that have reduced its Baltimore staff from 375 to about 300 and its worldwide staff from 700 to 600, Baltimore's largest architecture firm is still committed to move its headquarters from 400 E. Pratt St. to the Commerce Place office tower under construction at South and Baltimore streets.Harold Adams, chairman of RTKL Associates, said the firm is contractually obligated to move into the 30-story building, where it has leased about 100,000 square feet of space. If RTKL does not need all that space as a result of staff reductions, it could end up subleasing some of it to other tenants, Mr. Adams said.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
Mario L. Schack, an award-winning architect and educator who influenced Baltimore's skyline with his buildings and his critique of others' designs, died Thursday at Gilchest Hospice Care of complications from surgery he had in October. The Riderwood-Lake Falls-area resident was 81. Over a career that spanned more than five decades, Mr. Schack balanced jobs as an architecture professor and department chairman at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and a partner in several Baltimore-based design firms, including RTKL Associates; Marks, Cooke, Schack and Thomas (now Marks, Thomas Architects)
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2000
RTKL Associates Inc., Baltimore's largest architectural firm, said yesterday that it acquired a Miami design company that will help the company expand into Latin America and the Caribbean. The firm - Howard Snoweiss Design Group - has about 55 employees and focuses on designing hotels, resorts, corporate interiors, cruise ships, and entertainment and retail complexes. "We see Miami really as the capital of South America, and we will be moving our work in South America to the Miami office," said David C. Hudson, president of RTKL.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun architecture critic | July 24, 2007
Architects in one Baltimore office got a lesson about salamanders the other day. The fire salamander, to be exact. It's a colorful amphibian that can be found in hilly parts of southern and central Europe. It's also the logo of ARCADIS, the Dutch firm that early this month bought RTKL Associates, Maryland's largest architecture firm. "The fire salamander is very sensitive to changes in its environment," said Harrie Noy, chairman and chief executive officer of ARCADIS, which is based in Arnhem, Netherlands.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 1, 1998
BEIJING -- It's not every day that the president of the United States unveils your design plans, but that's what happened in Shanghai last night to Harold L. Adams, chairman of Baltimore-based RTKL Associates Inc., one of the world's largest design companies.At a small reception at the Shanghai Art Museum, President Clinton and Shanghai Mayor Xu Kuangdi pulled away a red velvet cover to reveal a photo rendering of RTKL's design for a $200 million Shanghai science center."It went extremely well," Adams said in a telephone interview, adding that the president said he was pleased that the contract had gone to an American company and correctly pronounced the company's name.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2000
MARYLAND'S largest architecture firm, RTKL Associates, is well-known as a designer of office buildings and retail centers. It also creates hospitals, hotels and "urban entertainment" centers. Now, RTKL is part of the team tapped to design Baltimore's newest attraction, a $26 million Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture. The Maryland African-American Museum Corp., a quasi-public group that is building the 72,000-square-foot museum, disclosed this month that it has selected a joint venture of RTKL and the Freelon Group, a design firm from Durham, N.C., as the new architects for the project, which is planned for the northeast corner of Pratt and President streets.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | February 19, 2001
For anyone who might be wondering where the next hot area in Baltimore will be, there's no better crystal ball than tracking the moves made by Maryland's largest architecture firm, RTKL Associates. Over the past 54 years, RTKL (and its predecessors) have changed headquarters at least once a decade. And every time since the 1970s, at least, it seems to have followed the zeitgeist in uncanny ways, setting up shop in areas that take off shortly after it arrives. In the 1950s, it moved from Annapolis to downtown Baltimore, just as the renewal of Charles Center was getting under way. In the 1970s, it moved to the Village of Cross Keys, a planned community in northern Baltimore that was a precursor to Columbia.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | July 4, 1996
THE FOUR-LEVEL house at 49 College Ave. in Annapolis, now undergoing conversion to Naval Academy alumni offices, bears no sign of the unusual role it played in changing the face of Maryland.But 50 years ago this week, it was the birthplace of the architectural firm that quickly grew to be one of the country's largest.It's where Archibald Coleman Rogers first hung up his shingle and began to practice architecture -- the genesis of the international design firm now known as RTKL Associates Inc.Rogers still has the hand-painted sign, which shows a yellow triangle, a red T-square, and distinctive lettering that reads: Archibald Coleman Rogers, Registered Architect.
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By Edward Gunts | December 26, 1990
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.
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By Edward Gunts | January 6, 1991
The Baltimore County Historical Trust will present a public seminar on the technical aspects of preserving and recycling old buildings, featuring talks by architect David Gleason and remodeler Martin Azola, on Jan. 23.Entitled "Technically Speaking," the seminar is the fourth in a series on preservation sponsored by the historical trust. It will be held starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Baltimore County Historical Society Library, 9811 Van Buren Lane in Cockeysville."Technically Speaking" will focus on the structural and technical challenges of preserving older properties and how they can be overcome.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | February 19, 2001
For anyone who might be wondering where the next hot area in Baltimore will be, there's no better crystal ball than tracking the moves made by Maryland's largest architecture firm, RTKL Associates. Over the past 54 years, RTKL (and its predecessors) have changed headquarters at least once a decade. And every time since the 1970s, at least, it seems to have followed the zeitgeist in uncanny ways, setting up shop in areas that take off shortly after it arrives. In the 1950s, it moved from Annapolis to downtown Baltimore, just as the renewal of Charles Center was getting under way. In the 1970s, it moved to the Village of Cross Keys, a planned community in northern Baltimore that was a precursor to Columbia.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2000
RTKL Associates Inc., Baltimore's largest architectural firm, said yesterday that it acquired a Miami design company that will help the company expand into Latin America and the Caribbean. The firm - Howard Snoweiss Design Group - has about 55 employees and focuses on designing hotels, resorts, corporate interiors, cruise ships, and entertainment and retail complexes. "We see Miami really as the capital of South America, and we will be moving our work in South America to the Miami office," said David C. Hudson, president of RTKL.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2000
MARYLAND'S largest architecture firm, RTKL Associates, is well-known as a designer of office buildings and retail centers. It also creates hospitals, hotels and "urban entertainment" centers. Now, RTKL is part of the team tapped to design Baltimore's newest attraction, a $26 million Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture. The Maryland African-American Museum Corp., a quasi-public group that is building the 72,000-square-foot museum, disclosed this month that it has selected a joint venture of RTKL and the Freelon Group, a design firm from Durham, N.C., as the new architects for the project, which is planned for the northeast corner of Pratt and President streets.
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By Jonathan Weisman and Jonathan Weisman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 13, 1998
WASHINGTON -- They wait for hours in the summer heat, drowsy or frustrated or just plain bored in their Bermuda shorts or sweat-drenched tank tops. They wander the grounds, vaguely lost. They crowd the corridors, not quite sure what they're looking at but pretty impressed nonetheless.All told, the throngs of tourists at the Capitol tend to be a fairly bewildered lot, but who could blame them? They enter the grand symbol of our representative democracy through four public entrances, into a dizzying labyrinth of corridors, anxiously searching for signs, asking anybody in a tie or uniform for directions.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 1, 1998
BEIJING -- It's not every day that the president of the United States unveils your design plans, but that's what happened in Shanghai last night to Harold L. Adams, chairman of Baltimore-based RTKL Associates Inc., one of the world's largest design companies.At a small reception at the Shanghai Art Museum, President Clinton and Shanghai Mayor Xu Kuangdi pulled away a red velvet cover to reveal a photo rendering of RTKL's design for a $200 million Shanghai science center."It went extremely well," Adams said in a telephone interview, adding that the president said he was pleased that the contract had gone to an American company and correctly pronounced the company's name.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1997
Montgomery County's latest attempt to revive downtown Silver Spring is smaller, cheaper, less glamorous -- and as a result, everyone appears much happier.County Executive Douglas M. Duncan announced yesterday that four companies -- including RTKL Associates Inc. of Baltimore -- will develop a blueprint for a town center. The choice comes six months after Duncan killed the $585 million American Dream megamall amid stiff neighborhood opposition and questions about the project's financing."The longer we wait, the more expensive it's going to be," Duncan said.
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By Edward Gunts B | July 18, 1991
The Baltimore Convention Center Authority has narrowed from nine to four the number of architectural and engineering teams being considered to design a $125 million to $150 million expansion of the Pratt Street facility.Representatives of the non-profit group formed to spearhead planning efforts for a 569,420-square-foot expansion invited the finalists to interviews next week with an eight-member advisory committee that willrecommend which team the authority should hire.The finalists, all of which have some local team members, are groups headed by:* Cochran, Stephenson and Donkervoet Inc. of Baltimore and Loschky Marquardt and Nesholm of Seattle.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | May 24, 1992
RTKL Associates of Baltimore has received an "E" award from the U.S. Commerce Department for excellence in exporting, in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the increase of U.S. trade abroad."The award was presented this month at a ceremony in the company's Baltimore headquarters by Daniel E. Sullivan, deputy assistant secretary for domestic operations of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, part of the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration.RTKL was cited because 14 percent of its 1991 billings came from work in other countries -- far more than the industry average of 2 percent -- and for its particularly visible presence in Japan.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | July 4, 1996
THE FOUR-LEVEL house at 49 College Ave. in Annapolis, now undergoing conversion to Naval Academy alumni offices, bears no sign of the unusual role it played in changing the face of Maryland.But 50 years ago this week, it was the birthplace of the architectural firm that quickly grew to be one of the country's largest.It's where Archibald Coleman Rogers first hung up his shingle and began to practice architecture -- the genesis of the international design firm now known as RTKL Associates Inc.Rogers still has the hand-painted sign, which shows a yellow triangle, a red T-square, and distinctive lettering that reads: Archibald Coleman Rogers, Registered Architect.
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September 26, 1994
New positions* Storage USA, a Columbia-based real estate investment trust, has named Thomas E. Robinson president and chief operating officer.* Computer Data Systems of Rockville, has selected Thomas A. Green as executive vice president and named Mike H. Bennof, Douglas L. Christianson, James A. Reeves and Michael Watkins vice presidents.* McCormick & Co. appointed Cameron D. Savage managing director for McCormick Ingredients, Europe.Advertising and PR* Image Dynamics named Debi Wright production coordinator and graphic designer.
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