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    AIA Maryland Design Awards 2007

    by ArchitectureWeek

    The Maryland chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the recipients of its annual awards program. The goal is to encourage design excellence and bring public attention to the architect's role in shaping the built environment.

    In this historic region of the eastern seaboard of the United States, some clients and their architects are opting for infill and adaptive reuse as ways to both maintain the built heritage and to avoid having to further encroach on greenfields with new construction.

    One of those chosen for an honor award, in the multifamily residential category, is the infill project Ridgely Commons in Baltimore, designed by Peter Fillat Architects (PFA). The firm converted the 1844 Columbia Avenue Methodist Church into six high-ceilinged luxury townhouses, integrating the original fenestration, plaster molding, and wooden trusses from the original structure and choosing materials that visually connect new construction with the old.   >>>

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    Ridgely Commons in Baltimore, designed by Peter Fillat Architects, received an honor award from AIA/Maryland.
    Photo: Michael Dersin

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    Ridgely Commons townhouses in an 1844 church.
    Photo: Michael Dersin


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