St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church’s Chapel of the Incarnation is a very unique example of Mission-style church architecture in Maryland. It was built in 1916 by designer William J. Palmer for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. With a Heritage Fund grant, the Church was able to repair and replace their roofs.
Architectural documentation is often one of the first steps to a preservation rehabilitation project! At the nearly 200 year old structure of the Dielman Inn in New Windsor, Maryland, documentation was essential to understanding the evolution of the building over time before beginning a complex reuse project.
Preservation Maryland partners and supporters at AIA Baltimore annual awards, 2017.
Parkway Theater Takes Top Honor at AIA Baltimore Awards
10/16/2017 By Meagan Baco
On Friday, October 13, 2017, AIA Baltimore honored their annual Excellence in Design awardees with a ceremony and reception in Baltimore City. The majority of awardees for Maryland-based projects well represented rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and restoration work – including many projects led by members and sponsors of Preservation Maryland.
Films tell stories. If we pay attention, so do buildings. Inspired by the many layered stories of the historic Parkway Theater, the design curates an unparalleled movie-going experience. The new SNF Parkway stands as a physical record of the technical and cultural evolution of film from its earliest days to today. The design approach celebrates the accumulated layers of each movie era with intentional contrast to modern interventions. The result is an authentic, rich, vibrant “rescued ruin” that energizes the film complex and anchors its critical location in the heart of the Station North Arts District. Adjacent new construction replaces a former row house with a welcoming public lounge and two new state-of-the-art screening rooms. The striking pure white cube hovers above a transparent base to declare a vibrant new energy and dynamic future for the ever-evolving Parkway Theater.
Interior of the Parkway, 2016. Photo from Maryland Film Festival.
Interior of the Parkway, 2017. Photo from Maryland Film Festival.