GVA Architecture • Interior Design

June 2009

Baltimore County Public Schools Food Warehouse

Food Warehouse Nears Completion

Construction is nearing completion on a renovated and expanded $2.6 million Food Service Warehouse in Cockeysville, MD for Baltimore County Public Schools.

308 Sentinel Drive in National Business Park

308 NBP Slated for LEED Silver

GVA continues its 11 year relationship with Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT). GVA is nearing completion on the design of a new five-story shell office building at 308 Sentinel Drive in National Business Park. Design work is also under way on a new 3-building complex in National Business Park North. 308 NBP is one of over a dozen LEED projects designed by GVA.

May 2009

230 Schilling Circle

230 Schilling Circle Wins ABC Award

After recently celebrating its 50th year in practice GVA continues to see an expanding client base. Four new office projects have been designed for Merritt Properties, its newest developer client. 230 Schilling Circle recently won the Award of Excellence for best LEED certified Renovation from Associated Builders and Contractors of Baltimore. GVA has nearly completed documents for a future 7- story office building to be located in Hunt Valley.

Arundel Mills plan

GVA Works With New Boston at Arundel Mills

New Boston Funds, Inc and Seneca Properties, Inc. Corporation have commissioned GVA to study two sites at Arundel Mills that could yield from 225,000 - 300,000 SF of office space. The three-building complex shown would provide office space for businesses looking to relocate to the Baltimore-Washington corridor. This particular site’s proximity to Fort Meade would allow tenants to take advantage of BRAC related opportunities.

April 2009

The Chesapeake Bank of Maryland, Pasadena branch

Bank Renovation in Pasadena

The Chesapeake Bank of Maryland completed its Pasadena branch renovation last year and has just completed renovation of the Arbutus branch. Both branches were in need of a new look. In each GVA designed a totally new color scheme and materials palette and worked with the Owner for replacement of all furniture and the Teller Line. New lighting was also specified and renovation of staff support areas. The results give customers a fresh modernized environment for banking.

March 2009

SECU interior

Four Branches Completed for SECU

SECU (The State Employees Credit Union) completed branches at Owings Mills, Jumpers Hole, Parole and Padonia. GVA worked closely with the Owner to develop Documents for SECU’s prototype established look. These branches utilize an entirely automated teller system complemented by conventional work stations for customer service. The resulting branches have increased security due to the auto tellers and they require lower staffing levels than previous branches.

November 2008

Columbia Bank branch at Arundel Preserve

Flagship Bank Opens at Arundel Mills

With banking clients remaining strong GVA can boast four recent projects for The Columbia Bank including a flagship branch at Arundel Preserve. For the first time in this branch The Columbia Bank added a casual meeting space at the rear of the branch enabling staff and customers to meet in an informal setting to discuss banking needs. Where additional privacy is needed, customers can move into one of the glass walled customer service offices or the conference room.

October 2008

Westminster Church Guild House

Historic Renovation at Poe Gravesite

At the University of Maryland, Baltimore, construction work has been completed on an office renovation in the historic Guild House building, part of the Westminster Church complex owned by the University and site of the famous Edgar Allen Poe grave. The building complex comprises a working church and Poe graveyard site as well as office functions for university staff. This particular program took an underused space on the second floor of the existing historic Guild House and created a small office suite with six private offices, kitchenette and conference space. The tall windows allow for an abundance of natural light and create a bright space for workers.

September 2008

Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School

Historic Baltimore City School Garners Awards

GVA was especially proud to join with the Baltimore City Public School System in celebrating the opening of the new Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School. The 75,000 s.f. project is a stellar renovation and addition that preserves the heritage of the original 1926 building. The project has won design awards from the Masonry Institute of Maryland and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Baltimore.

August 2008

Elkridge Elementary School

Construction Ongoing at Elkridge Elementary

GVA is working once again for Howard County Public Schools, on the expansion of Elkridge Elementary School, a $5.9 million project now under construction. The project adds classroom space for a growing student population and duplicates the appearance of existing portions of the school so that the addition fits seamlessly into the complex as a whole.

June 2008

Big Vanilla

Health Club Portfolio Expands with Big Vanilla

Recreation buildings are an expanding project type for GVA. Work has been completed on two health club projects in Pasadena and Arnold, MD for Big Vanilla. In Pasadena GVA designed a full service facility with pool, racquetball, locker rooms and full fitness programs. In Arnold GVA designed an air structure for year-round use of an outdoor pool, and an indoor swimming facility with lap pool, therapy pool and locker rooms.

May 2008

Fairfield Inn and Suites

GVA Enters the Hospitality Arena

Marriott Corporation has contracted with GVA to review and format construction documents for compliance with in-house standards and implement best drawing practices. The current work is concentrated on the Fairfield Inn and Suites brand. GVA has also reviewed drawings for a number of Fairfield Inn and Suites nationwide.

February 2008

IMRE interior

Interior Design for High Tech Tenants Continues

Other recent interior projects include renovations to offices for IMRE Communications in Baltimore and Washington D.C. as well as First Annapolis Consulting. …  Martek Biosciences Corporation continues to expand its office and laboratory facilities in Columbia and has approached GVA with future expansion plans. …  ITT/EVI has come back to GVA for an expansion to its Columbia Gateway complex. COPT is the landlord for this project.

January 2008

Howard County Indoor Sports Facility

Sports Facility Slated for Fall ’09 Completion

Construction is ongoing at Western Regional Park and Meadowbrook Park for the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks. In addition to the $2.6 million Indoor Sports Facility pictured, GVA also designed comfort stations and public pavilions for both parks. The Indoor Sports Facility is due to open Fall 2009.