Honors & Publications

Honors

 

The firm has received recognitions from national, state and local sources including the American Institute of Architects, Baltimore; American Society of Interior Designers, Baltimore; Baltimore Business Journal; Baltimore Heritage; Baltimore Magazine; Chesapeake Home Magazine; D C Masonry Institute, Home Builders Association of Maryland Remodelers Council, Maryland Building Industry Association, Professional Remodeler Magazine, U S Air Force, and the Washington Building Congress.

PROFESSIONAL REMODELOR GOLD DESIGN AWARD, June 2015

Awarded by Professional Remodelor in recognition of receiving the Addition Over $1500,000 Gold Award for the gallery and kitchen addition in Baltimore County, Maryland.

MBIA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, February 2015

Awarded by Maryland Building Industry Association in recognition of receiving the Kitchen Remodel Over $300,000 Award of Excellence for the kitchen renovation and addition in Baltimore City, Maryland.

MBIA test

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD, October 2014 

Honorable Mention Awarded by The American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter in recognition of the design renovation for Grove Park Elementary School in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Grove Park AIA 2014

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, November 2012

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in recognition of receiving the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence for the porch addition in Baltimore County, Maryland.

HBAM Porch 2012

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, November 2012

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in recognition of receiving the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence for the kitchen addition in Baltimore County, Maryland.

HBAM Kitchen 2012

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD, October 2011

The American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter Presented Daniel Bailey, AIA the President's Award for Community Architect of the Year.

 

AIA ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE FOR JUSTICE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT, November 2011

Awarded by American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice in recognition of receiving the Certificate of Merit for demonstrating quality form, functionality, and current architectural response to complex justice design issues on the Baltimore Youth Detention Center in Baltimore City, Maryland.

YDC AIA Award

APHASIA FRIENDLY BUSINESS, June 2011

The Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement certified PBA for recognition for changing and expanding their delivery of services for people with communication disabilities in Baltimore.

 

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD, October 2010

The American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter Presented Laura Thul Penza, AIA the President's Award for Community Architect of the Year.

LTP Award

ABC BALTIMORE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 2009

Awarded by Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter, in recognition of receiving the Award for Excellence for Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

ABC Sale 2009

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, November 2008

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in recognition of receiving the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence for Custom Single Family Residence Ruxton, Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

WASHINGTON SPACES, December 2009

Honoree of coveted Award for Design Excellence entitled “Best of Kitchen Spaces 2009” included a feature spread on kitchens whose “personality marries form with function and evokes character, charm, and quality.”  Gibson Island, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Washington Spaces 2009

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 2004

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, and featured in the March/April issues of MID-ATLANTIC BUILDER magazine and CHESAPEAKE HOME magazine, in recognition of receiving the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence for the extensive renovations of a Georgian style estate in Owings Mills, Maryland.

 

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 2001

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, and featured in the March/April issue of MID-ATLANTIC BUILDER magazine, in recognition of renovations of a historic estate.

 

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 1999

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, and featured in the April 2000 issue of CHESAPEAKE HOME magazine, in recognition of having received a Silver Merit Award in Residential Remodeling for the renovations and addition to a Victorian home in Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 1999

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland for the restoration and addition to an historic estate in Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

MASONRY INSTITUTE'S BEST OF SHOW AND FIRST AWARD, 1998

Awarded by The Masonry Institute for the restoration and addition to the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

 

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 1997

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, and featured in the May/June 1997 issue of MARYLAND BUILDER magazine, for master bedroom suite remodeling, within a private Baltimore County residence.

 

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, April 1997

In recognition of a design award by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) / BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, for the addition of a sitting room and the creative integration of the remaining entry hall and sunken media room in Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 1995

Best Residential Remodeling Award sponsored by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, for the extensive transformation of (and addition to) a previously nondescript home located in the middle of a golf course in Baltimore County, Maryland.

HBAM 1995

MARYLAND BUILDER, January/February 1993

In recognition of a Remodeling Award of Excellence by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, for the architectural design of an extensive three-story addition to a Tudor style residence in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore City.

 

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, August 1991

In recognition of a Residential Design Award by the American Institute of Architects/BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, for the contextual addition to a Queen-Anne style Victorian home in Monkton, Maryland.

 

U.S. AIR FORCE DESIGN FOR EXCELLENCE, 1987

Awarded by U.S. Air Force for the new design of the Base Civil Engineering Facility (BCE) in Dover, Delaware.

 

ARMCO STEEL DESIGN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, 1982

Awarded by Armco Steel for the new design of the Meadowbrook Maintenance Facility for Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

 

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD, 1981

Awarded by The American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter for the restoration and addition to the historic Broadway Market in Baltimore City, Maryland.

 

Publications

 

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, October 2015

Inside feature story "Style for Life" describes the renovation of a townhouse to fit the personality and style of the owner and achieve livability for retirement and graceful aging.

 

STYLE MAGAZINE, June 2014

Pool House featured for summer getaways article.

 

BATHROOM IDEA BOOK, March 2014

Featured in the section of Planning for the Best Bath.

 

COASTAL LIVING, October 2013

Online Article entitled “An Entertainer’s Paradise in Delaware” describes a little TLC and stylish design turn an oceanfront home in Rehoboth Beach into the perfect place for company

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME + LIVING, May 2011

Inside feature story “French Country Casual” describes how the combination of traditional architecture and a classically contemporary decor set the tone for this family-friendly renovation of a historic 1930’s home. Baltimore County, Maryland

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, June/July 2010

Cover Feature with inside story “Weekends on the Water” describes a family’s connection to each other and the water and how these relationships resulted in a new “get away” home that they live in year round.  Gibson Island, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

 

THE BALTIMORE SUN, June 25, 2010

In an article entitled “Second homes make the perfect summer getaway” Dennis Hockman describes two very distinct getaway homes, one of which is PBA’s Gibson Island year round home that has been crafted so that every day life feels like a “getaway”.Gibson Island, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, April/May 2010

10-page feature entitled “Strawberry Hill - A Diamond in the Rough” explains how a humble stone house built in 1700 and added onto over the years evolved to become a modest country estate before it fell into disrepair late in the 20th century and how a 21st century restoration brought the property to a “better than never” living place.Baltimore County, Maryland

 

WASHINGTON SPACES - Leading Architects, Fall 2009

Jeffrey Penza was quoted in an inside feature spread on Top Area Designers.  Jeff explains how he relates to a client’s sense of self by saying,  “Design matters.  Celebrating what you want to live with and concealing the rest is essential to designing for life.  The most effective spaces for living are those that reflect your personality. I look for something, no matter how small or how quirky, that will individualize a space, giving it life - your life”.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, March 2008

Cover Feature with inside story "Customizing A Classic" details the transformation of a typical Maryland farmhouse to a showplace, revealing how the homeowner discovers his "inner designer".

 

SOLUTIONS AT HOME, October 2007

Cover Feature with inside story “The Courage to Renovate” explains how the Penza’s undertook the reconstruction of a 1930’s stone colonial to reflect the couple’s contemporary lifestyle without compromising the home’s rich historic character.

 

STYLE MAGAZINE, August 2007

Article entitled “Inside Out” features a custom Pool House & outdoor dining and entertainment quarters for a Baltimore County residence.

 

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, March 2007

Article entitled Home Show features the private residences of four architects including that of Jeff and Laura Penza which is introduced as “Traditional Form, Contemporary Flair.”

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, February/March 2007

Jeffrey Penza is quoted in an article entitled “Go Ahead and Stair” speaking specifically about “Daring Curves” and “The Turret”.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, 2007 Guide to Industry Experts

Laura Penza is quoted and a photograph of one of the firm’s residential projects is highlighted in an article entitled “Distinctly American.”

 

CREATIVE HOMEOWNER RESOURCE GUIDE, 2006

“Design Ideas for Curb Appeal” features one of the firm’s private residences in Baltimore City on p.195.

 

HOME & GARDEN, Spring, 2005

Jeffrey Penza is quoted extensively in an article entitled “Better By Design” on the merits of renovating older homes.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, September/October 2004

Jeffrey Penza is quoted extensively in an article entitled “Fireplace Surrounds”.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, September/October 2003

An article entitled “Life as a House: A Comfortable Collaboration” features one of the firm’s custom, shingle-style Baltimore County homes aptly described as “steeped in informal elegance and accented with classical styling.”

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, 2003 Guide to Industry Experts

The front cover features one of the firm’s custom Baltimore County homes.

 

HOME & DESIGN, May/June 2003

An article entitled “A Romantic Interior” features interior renovations to a home in Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland.

 

THE BALTIMORE SUNPAPER - Welcome Home, May 7, 2003

An article entitled “Bringing the Outdoors In Provides Family Sanctuary,” highlights one of the firm’s custom homes in Baltimore County, Maryland, that was thoughtfully integrated into its natural setting.

 

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, April 2003

Article entitled “Steve and Aimee’s Special Delivery” features one of the firm’s custom residences in Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, February 2002

Cover article entitled “Going Colonial, Restoring a Home and Uncovering the Past” features the restoration of a 275-year-old Quaker estate home in Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

STYLE, February 2002

An article entitled “Everything In Its Place” features various space efficiency solutions created by the firm for several clients in the Baltimore region, including a mud room, sports closet, laundry room, master hall, closet office, and crafts/wrapping center.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, March/April 2001

Cover article entitled “Great Expectations” features an extensive renovation and addition to a contemporary Baltimore County home.

 

THE BALTIMORE SUNPAPER - Maryland Home, May 2000

Cover entitled “A Decade of Work - A Local Architect Dedicates Several Years To Remodeling A Rundown Cottage” features an extensive renovation and addition to a Baltimore County Victorian residence.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, February 2000

Cover entitled “Par Excellence - Solace On The 16th Green” describes a custom residence in the Owings Mills section of Baltimore County, Maryland.  Appearing in the same issue is an article entitled “An Interview with Jeff and Laura Penza”.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, Fall/Winter 1998

An article entitled “Home Office” appears in this issue describing a home office within an addition to a contemporary home.

 

BALTIMORE MESSENGER, July 30, 1998

“Homeland Post Office Moves On” describes the renovation of a former Post Office, turned ethnic grocery, and its amazing transformation into the corporate headquarters for Penza Associates Architects.

 

THE BALTIMORE SUNPAPER - Sun Magazine, February 1996

Jeffrey Penza was featured and quoted in an article entitled “The Art of Working With An Architect.”  He was also quoted in another article appearing in the same issue entitled “House Bound” featuring the subject of home renovations.

 

THE BALTIMORE SUNPAPER - Distinction, April 1994

Jeffrey Penza was featured in an article entitled “Who’s Who in Residential Architecture.

 

THE BALTIMORE SUNPAPER - Sun Magazine, February 1994

Cover plus inside feature about architectural details is a focal point window in a traditional Cape Cod style Baltimore County residence.

 

CHESAPEAKE HOME, Spring 1993

Appearing on the cover of the premier issue, an extensive addition and renovation in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore City was featured in a remodeling article. The master bath portion of the same addition was featured elsewhere in the same edition in an article about bathroom design.

 

THE BALTIMORE SUNPAPER - Sun Magazine, June 1991

Featured in an article about residential design is a family room addition and renovations to a 19th century farmhouse in Owings Mills, Maryland.

 

THE BALTIMORE SUNPAPER - Maryland Home, February 1990

A new custom residence in the Greenspring Valley section of Baltimore County, Maryland is featured.

 

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, June 1988

An addition and renovations to a kitchen within a Tudor-style duplex residence in the Canterbury neighborhood of Baltimore City is featured.