HONORS & AWARDS


JULY 2019

BBJ LARGEST ARCHITECTURE FIRMS

Penza Bailey Architects was awarded a ranking on Baltimore Business Journal's 2019 "Greater Baltimore's Largest Architecture Firms." The list recognizes the most prosperous architecture firms in the area. PBA ranked number 19 out of 25, a steady growth from the firm's position of 25 in 2017.

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APRIL 2019

ABC BALTIMORE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Penza Bailey Architects, along with North Point Builders, received an ABC Greater Baltimore's Excellence in Construction Award for GC New Project $5-$10 Million for Padonia International Elementary School Renovation and Addition.

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JANUARY 2019

BEST OF HOUZZ

In 2019, Penza Bailey Architects' professional residential portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.

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NOVEMBER 2018

NAIOP AWARD

St. John Properties won the 2018 Best Overall Design Team award at NAIOP for the work completed at BWI Technology Park II. Penza Bailey Architects was the architect-of-record for the project.

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MAY 2017

BBJ TOP 25 ARCHITECTS

Penza Bailey Architects was awarded "2017 Top 25 Architects" by the Baltimore Business Journal in recognition to the Baltimore area's most prosperous Architecture Firms.

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JANUARY 2017

BEST OF HOUZZ

In 2017, Penza Bailey Architects' professional residential portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.

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JUNE 2015

PROFESSIONAL REMODELER GOLD DESIGN AWARD

Awarded by Professional Remodeler in recognition of receiving the "Addition Over $150,000 Gold Award." Project was for a gallery and kitchen addition in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Professional Remodeler Award

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FEBRUARY 2015

MBIA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Penza Bailey Architects received the Maryland Building Industry Association's (MBIA) Remodeling and Custom Building Awards of Excellence for "Kitchen Remodel Over $300,000." This was in recognition of their kitchen renovation and addition in Baltimore City, Maryland.

MBIA Awards

OCTOBER 2014

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD

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

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NOVEMBER 2012

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Penza Bailey Architects' project, a kitchen addition in Baltimore County, Maryland, received the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland (now MBIA).

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NOVEMBER 2012

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Penza Bailey Architects' project, a porch addition in Baltimore County, Maryland, received the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland (now MBIA). 

OCTOBER 2011

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD

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

NOVEMBER 2010

AIA AAJ CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARD

Awarded to project partners Penza Bailey Architects and PSA-Dewberry 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.

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OCTOBER 2010

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD

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

JUNE 2009

ABC BALTIMORE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Penza Bailey Architects was awarded by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter, in recognition of receiving the Award for Excellence for Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

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PUBLICATION FEATURES


APRIL 2019

CHESAPEAKE VIEWS SPRING 2019

Penza Bailey Architects' waterfront residential project in Middle River, Maryland was featured in a 2-page spread in Home & Design's Chesapeake Views Spring 2019 edition. 

See "Bathing Beauty" feature here.

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JANUARY 2019

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE

Penza Bailey Architects was featured in the January 2019 issue of the Baltimore Magazine for their kitchen addition and renovation project. With the hope that the kitchen could be moved or expanded into another part of their home, the homeowners turned to the firm for help. 

"Heart of the Home"

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OCTOBER 2018

BBJ RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Jeffrey Penza discusses residential design trends in the Baltimore Business Journal recent article, "Designing your dream home? Here's what's in, what's out." Penza says luxury items such as pool houses, outdoor kitchens and outdoor fireplaces are still popular requests.

"Designing your dream home? Here's what's in, what's out." (subscription needed for access)

APRIL 2018

BALTIMORE STYLE

Jeffrey Penza is featured in Baltimore Style's recent article "In the Open," that describes the redesign of a 1980s Maryland home and the challenges he faced in an outdated space. The feature can be found in the April 2018 print magazine and online in the Home & Garden section.

"In the Open"

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APRIL 2018

BCE'S THE EXCHANGE

In the article "Sound Management" in the April edition of The Exchange by Building Congress & Exchange, Laura Thul Penza, AIA shares advice on the importance of acoustical considerations in design.

"Sound Management"

DECEMBER 2017

METRO ARCHITECT

Penza Bailey Architects was featured in the Fall 2017 issue of Metro Architect, "The Value of Giving Back, One Project at a Time." The article celebrates PBA's 36 years of compassionate client-centered design and continued outreach and service to the community.

Metro Architect Fall 2017  (see page 21)

NOVEMBER 2017

CORRECTIONAL NEWS

Penza Bailey Architects was featured in Correctional News about their project, the Baltimore Youth Detention Center.

"The Long-Awaited Baltimore City Youth Detention Center to Open Doors"

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OCTOBER 2015

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE

This Baltimore Magazine 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 for Life"

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MARCH 2014

BATHROOM IDEA BOOK

Penza Bailey Architects' bathroom design was featured in Taunton's The Bathroom Idea Book in "Planning for the Best Bath."

Bathroom Idea Book

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OCTOBER 2013

COASTAL LIVING

This online article by Coastal Living 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.

"An Entertainer’s Paradise in Delaware"

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MAY 2011

CHESAPEAKE HOME + LIVING

This inside feature story “French Country Casual” from Chesapeake Home & Living 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 in Baltimore County, Maryland.

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JUNE 2010

CHESAPEAKE HOME

This Chesapeake Home 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 they live in year round in Gibson Island, Maryland.

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APRIL 2010

CHESAPEAKE HOME

This 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. It further explains how a 21st century restoration by the Penza Bailey Architects team brought the property to a “better than never” living place in Baltimore County, Maryland.

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NOVEMBER 2009

WASHINGTON SPACES

In Washington Spaces, Jeffrey Penza was quoted in an inside feature spread on "Leading Architects." 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".