Portfolio Category: Institutional

Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority House

For a national sorority management consortium, PBA executed a complex renovation of 18,000 SF within an early 1900’s sorority building housing 50 female students. The project involved full systemic modernization for plumbing and partial AC, full kitchen services, partial roof replacement, technology upgrades and new F, F & E for all public spaces including bathrooms,…
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Youth Detention Center Design II

The BCDC Youth Detention Center (YDC), a 61,000 SF facility housing 60 detainees, is the first phase of a broad master plan for the State of Maryland’s Correctional Complex in Baltimore City (CCBC).  Located at the northeastern corner of the Correctional Complex campus , the facility comprises new construction and renovated areas formerly occupied by…
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Youth Detention Center Design I

The new Youth Detention Center (YDC) is the first phase of a master plan for the redevelopment of the State of Maryland’s Baltimore City Corrections Campus. The YDC is a five-level, 180 bed facility designed to house pre-trial and sentenced juvenile offenders. The facility will operate on a direct-supervision maximum security model for behavioral adjustment…
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The Children’s Home Dormitories

The new buildings arecompatible with other campus structures while providing a warm, home-like atmosphere, yet provides group and individual youth program services. The materials are durable, vandal-resistant materials that also require minimal maintenance. The facility also is a “green” facility: energy efficient materials and systems, sustainable materials, recyclable materials, locally sourced materials, alternative energy sources…
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Presbyterian Home Senior Living

The firm was involved in several projects at the Presbyterian Home, a domiciliary care facility. The initial phase involved a three-story, 27-bed addition to the east wing and included miscellaneous support facilities. In a second phase, the west wing was completely renovated for 27 beds with private bathrooms, replacing the previously cramped rooms and semi-private…
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Oaks at Liberty Senior Living

The senior housing project encompasses the renovation of a historic school building, built in 1910 and expanded in 1930, and a three-story new addition. There are 80 one and two-bedroom units, 24 in the old school and 56 in the addition. The central community room features a kitchenette and a gas fireplace. There are two…
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Lighthouse Senior Living

Shortly after the Baltimore County facility opened, the firm was brought into the project to redesign the entry sequence and reorganize interior program elements. Work included redesigning management offices, reception, resident and visitors’ lounge and activity areas. In a second phase, one ground-level wing was converted from strictly assisted living to serve the specialized needs…
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College Manor Senior Living

College Manor’s impressive, castle-like building has been a landmark in historic Lutherville, Maryland for decades. Originally a Lutheran Seminary, the site later became a home to the Maryland College for Women; and in 1952 was re-established as College Manor, an extended family assisted living facility.   The firm has been involved in two projects at…
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The Children’s Home

The Children’s Home provides residential care for “at risk” youth on its 40-acre campus. The entire campus underwent physical and environmental assessments. Buildings were evaluated for life safety and ADA code compliance. The Master Plan included strategies to expand existing programs, add new programs and to guide the plan for future growth. Staff, administrators and…
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Bethune Residence Hall

For location on the southern slope of its historic urban campus, the proposed Bethune Hall will house 312 undergraduate women. The narrow site permits the new signature residence hall to frame spectacular views looking toward the Capitol, downtown and north toward McMillan reservoir. The rectangular structure will complete the fourth side of an existing three-sided…
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