Firm Profile ZIGER/SNEAD
Firm Profile ZIGER/SNEAD
Ziger/Snead is a Baltimore-based small business with a national reputation for design excellence. For 25 years, we have provided highly disciplined, original design solutions and superior service for public and private clients in the Baltimore region and beyond. Our projects include the programming, planning and design of a wide variety of new and historic buildings, from small renovations to large, complex institutional facilities with values up to $75,000,000. Our prominently urban expertise includes work for academic campuses, cultural institutions, non-profit headquarters and community centers, religious spaces, urban redevelopment and mixed-use projects, and custom residential design. Ziger/Snead’s work has received more than 75 local, national and international awards for design excellence. The greatest testament to the value of the quality of our design and high level of service is the satisfaction of our clients and the large number of them who return to Ziger/Snead for subsequent projects. We believe that the best architecture is true to its time, place, and purpose. We aspire toward work that is well-crafted, optimistic, open, simply and clearly articulated, and engaging. Our work is not representational or symbolic, but communicates its purpose through its clarity and appropriate use of architectural vocabulary and building technologies. Proportion, materials, detailing, and lighting serve to support functional and aesthetic goals. Sustainability is inherent in our comprehensive, efficient, and integrated approach to design. We take great pride in providing creative, dignified solutions to complex problems while honoring the owners’ budget and goals. Above all, we are architects who believe in the power of design to have a positive impact on quality of life. Services Our services are a direct response to an intimate understanding of real needs and architectural problems. We seek to find the best value for our clients, focusing on the appropriate service at the appropriate time for each client’s business plan and financial constraints. Our evolved process and commitment to the latest technology and Building Information Modeling results in client benefits of efficiency, accuracy, and superb presentation quality, with professional management of costs and schedules. We encourage clients to engage Ziger/Snead early in the process to develop feasibility studies, verify program requirements, and provide conceptual sketches that will strategically position each project for the greatest success. Our architectural and interior design services continue from pre-design through construction administration and post occupancy evaluation. Services include: • Project Positioning • Feasibility Studies and Condition Assessments • Programming • Strategic Master Planning • Full Architectural Services • Interior Design Services • Sustainable Design and LEED Certification • Passive House Consulting
Sustainable Design and LEED Experience ZIGER/SNEAD
We believe the way we live, build, commute and consume has a significant impact on the environment, economy and society at individual and global scales, and our future depends to a large degree on sustainable architecture. Through an integrated approach to design, engineering, and construction, we actively seek design solutions that optimize value relative to initial investment and long term environmental, economic, and social cost over the lifetime of a building. More than half of our staff is LEED Accredited and the ‘Ziger/Snead Green Team’ is charged with establishing, promoting, educating and shepherding the sustainability effort within the office, with our clients and design teams, and to the broader community. We often use the USGBC LEED Rating System to help us gauge our efforts, educate clients and builders, and achieve the highest feasible level of sustainable design. Our portfolio includes several notable LEED Certified projects including: the Herring Run Watershed Association Headquarters, recognized as the first LEED Gold project in Baltimore City; John Hopkins University’s first LEED Gold project, The Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future; and the the proposed LEED Platinum Center for Parks & People at Auchentoroly Terrace.. Ziger/Snead also provided architectural design services for Sandtown Habitat for Humanity’s first LEED Platinum Row House. Ziger/Snead sees sustainable design as an asset to an integrated design process, using sustainability to find the most compelling way to solve design, program and cost requirements. As designers, we look beyond the specific requirements of LEED Certification to provide the end user with a facility that is comfortable, healthy, safe and inspiring through emphasis on day-lighting, responsible energy and water management, appropriate materiality, thermal comfort, spatial design and indoor air quality.
Quality Control ZIGER/SNEAD
We are proud of our reputation, not only as creative designers and collaborative listeners, but also as technicians of thorough and proficient construction documents that can be accurately bid and efficiently built. We have developed several important techniques for monitoring and feedback to assure quality and cost control. We dedicate the energies of the Principal-in-Charge, the Project Manager, and the Project Architect throughout the life of the project. The Project Manager is responsible for maintaining organized records and coordinating the team. The firm sponsors Project Reviews where the entire firm can follow the development of all projects and offer critical evaluation. An independent Peer Review is conducted near the end of each phase. Our reputation for design excellence sometimes results in the comment, â€œYour buildings look expensive.â€? They look more expensive than they are because of the effort spent during the design phase. Our costs per square foot are consistent with comparable projects constructed across the region. Also, due to our attention to detail and quality control throughout the process, our record of change orders is consistently lower than industry averages, even on multi-bid packages on a fast-tracked schedule. Below is a summary of A/E team change orders as a percentage of construction cost and cost/square foot for each of the most relevant projects:
Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum Living Classrooms Foundation A/E Change Orders: $0 (Under Guaranteed Maximum Price) Cost: $228/s.f. in 2006
Entry and Gallery Building Maryland Historical Society A/E Change Orders: $84,000 (0.84%) Cost: $257/s.f. in 2003
Brown Center Maryland Institute College of Art A/E Change Orders: $192,000 (1.20%) Cost: $269/s.f. in 2003
Mellon Hall St. Johns College A/E Change Orders: $0 (Under Guaranteed Maximum Price) Cost: $136/s.f. in 2002 (substantial renovation)
Middle and Upper School Projects Friends School of Baltimore A/E Change Orders: $139,100 (1.07%) Cost: $211/s.f. in 2005
Recent Awards ZIGER/SNEAD
The Center for Parks and People at Auchentoroly Terrace 2010 Honor Award - AIA Maryland
2006 Design Award - Masonry Institute of MD • Building Congress & Exchange Craftsmanship Award
River House 2009 Honor Award - AIA Maryland 2008 Design Award - AIA Baltimore
Friends School of Baltimore 2006 Merit Award - AIA Maryland • Associated Builders & Contractors Award for Excellence in Construction
Woodvalley House 2009 Honorable Mention - Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2008 Merit Award - AIA Maryland • Design Award - AIA Baltimore • Residential Design Award - AIA Baltimore University of Baltimore - New Law School (Unbuilt) 2009 Design Award - AIA Baltimore Agapé Mission Church 2009 Design Award - AIA Baltimore Living Classrooms Foundation Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park 2007 Excellence on the Waterfront Award, Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse The Waterfront Center • Education Design Excellence Award National AIA Committee on Architecture for Education • Honor Award - AIA Maryland • Historic Preservation Award - Baltimore Heritage • Brick in Architecture Award, Best in Class Brick Industry Association 2006 Honor Award - AIA Baltimore • Design Award - Masonry Institute of MD Maryland Institute College of Art - Brown Center 2007 Citation Award - American Association of School Administrators 2006 Dedalo-Minosse International Prize 2004 Grand Design Award - AIA Baltimore • Merit Award - AIA Maryland • Regional Award of Merit - International Illumination Design Awards 2002 Honorable Mention - AIA Baltimore St. Louis Church 2007 Building Congress & Exchange 2007 Craftsmanship Award
Maryland Humanities Council 2006 Honor Award - AIA Maryland American Can Pad Site 2006 Merit Award - AIA Maryland GKD - USA Headquarters 2006 Design Award - AIA Baltimore 2005 Honor Award - AIA Maryland University of Delaware - Mechanical Hall 2006 Interior Design Honor Award - Inform Magazine 2004 Design Award - AIA Baltimore • Merit Award - AIA Maryland St. Johns College - Mellon Hall 2006 Interior Design Honor Award - Inform Magazine 2004 Merit Award - AIA Maryland • Michael F. Trostel FAIA Design Award for Excellence in a Historic Preservation Project - AIA Baltimore • Regional Award of Merit - International Illumination Design Awards 2003 Associated Builders & Contractors Award for Excellence in Construction Center for Aquatic Life Design Competition 2005 Citation Award - AIA Maryland St. Johns College - Spector & Gilliam Halls 2005 Associated Builders & Contractors Award for Excellence in Construction Maryland Historical Society 2004 Design Award - AIA Baltimore Michael F. Trostel FAIA Design Award for Excellence in a Historic Preservation Project - AIA Baltimore
Maryland Historical Society - Library Renovation 2004 Regional Award of Merit - International Illumination Design Awards
Baltimore City Life Museums 1997 Historic Preservation Award - Baltimore Heritage
Gilden Integrated Advertising 2002 Maryland Preservation Award - Maryland Historical Trust • Historic Preservation Award - Baltimore Heritage 2001 Maryland Downtown Development Association Honoree
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health 1996 Honor Award - AIA Baltimore
St. Mary Magdalen Middle School 2002 Associated Builders & Contractors Award for Excellence in Construction 2001 Honor Award - AIA Baltimore Johns Hopkins University - School of Professional Studies in Business and Education 2001 Design Award - AIA Baltimore The Woodbourne Center Dormitories 2000 Design Award - AIA Baltimore
Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church 1996 National Religious Art and Architecture Design Award - National AIA 1995 Grand Design Award - AIA Baltimore Donna’s at the BMA 1996 Grand Design Award - ASID 1995 Merit Award - AIA Maryland Center Stage - Head Theater 1993 Historic Preservation Award - Baltimore Heritage 1991 Design Excellence Award - Baltimore Heritage
Peabody Institute - Leith Symington Griswold Hall 1999 Honorable Mention - AIA Baltimore
The Trahan, Burden & Charles Building 1992 Architectural Excellence Award - AIA Baltimore • Historic Preservation Award - Baltimore Heritage
Maryland Institute College of Art - Bunting Center 1998 Grand Design Award - AIA Baltimore • Honor Award - AIA Maryland
Western Maryland Residence 1990 Honor Award - AIA Baltimore
Van Meter Hall - Goucher College 1998 Design Award - AIA Baltimore Villa Julie College 1998 Honorable Mention - AIA Baltimore • Citation Award - AIA Maryland • Design Award - Masonry Institute of MD 1996 Merit Award - AIA Baltimore St. Margaret’s Church - Mission Center 1998 Honor Award - AIA Maryland 1996 Merit Award - AIA Baltimore Maryland State House Dome 1997 Calvert Prize - Maryland Historical Trust Blaustein City Life Exhibition Center
Scarlett Place 1990 Honor Award - AIA Baltimore Ellef Residence 1988 Honor Award - AIA Baltimore • Award of Excellence - Baltimore Magazine
Mr. Fred Lazarus President Maryland Institute College of Art 1300 W Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217 410-669-9200 email@example.com
Mr. John Schmick Headmaster Gilman School 5407 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21210 410-323-3800 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Bill Cunningham Vice President of Development Living Classrooms Foundation 802 South Caroline Street Baltimore, MD 21231 410-685-0295 email@example.com
Mr. Michael Linehan Director of Facilities Management Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health 2007 East Monument Street Baltimore, MD 21205 410-955-3451 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Bonnie Hearn Chief Financial Officer Friends School of Baltimore 5114 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21210 410-649-3200 email@example.com
Steve Ziger, AIA Partner
Education University of Illinois Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1977 Registration Maryland, 1982 NCARB Certified Steve Ziger, a founding partner of Ziger/Snead Architects in Baltimore, has extensive experience with planning, institutional, cultural, educational, religious, and historic renovation/reuse projects. As principal in charge of design, Steve is responsible for maintaining design excellence for the firm’s projects. When you hear Steve laugh you won’t be able to help but laugh with him. His joy is not his only contagious quality. His life-long passion for design excellence, appreciation of art, and commitment to the community inspire the studio and our clients for more than 25 years. His humility, integrity, and insight make him a skilled consensus builder, focusing a broad team toward a unified and distilled design vision for each project. He is a hands-on Design Principal, ever present during the entire evolution of a project. Select Project Experience Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum* Design Principal of the new campus for the Living Classrooms Foundation in Baltimore. The project included the renovation of an existing historic warehouse, a new building addition, a new public promenade, bulkhead, and pier, and a working shipyard and marine railway. Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art* Principal-in-Charge of the $16 million new Art and Technology building. The four-story, 61,000 s.f. building houses departments in the digital arts curriculum, as well as a 550-seat auditorium for lectures and video projection. Previously, Design Principal for the campus master plan and renovation of the Bunting Center into the main library, technology and academic resource center. Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University* Design Principal for a phased, $78.5 million, 400,000 s.f. expansion of the school. The new nine-story buildings included faculty offices, laboratories, student services, lecture hall, lounge and meeting spaces. Carey Hall Renovation and Additions, Gilman School Design Principal for a 53,000 s.f. new wing and major renovations to this prestigious private school’s 67,000 s.f. historic building. The new and renovated spaces contain enlarged and enhanced classrooms, lecture hall, offices, common spaces, cafeteria and kitchen, library, art studios, gallery and woodshop. Villa Julie College Expansion* Design Principal for an award-winning $21 million project which included classrooms, faculty offices, school store, dining facilities, student services, gymnasium, auditorium, computer labs, art gallery, video production facilities, and a dance pavilion. Baltimore Chesapeake Outward Bound Program Design Principal for a new 6,500 sf timber frame facility located in Baltimore City’s Leakin Park. The project answers the program’s needs of additional office, meeting, and student support space; and is integral but complimenting to the historic campus comprised of several residential scale, stone buildings.
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Mechanical Hall, University of Delaware* Design Principal for a $3 million renovation of an historic armory to house the newly-acquired Paul R. Jones Collection, one of the largest and most complete holdings of African-American art in the world. Van Meter Hall, Goucher College* Design Principal for the additions and renovations to the main classroom building on campus, which included classrooms, faculty offices, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, and a distance learning lecture hall. School of Professional Studies in Business & Education, Johns Hopkins University* Design Principal for the Downtown Center, a renovation of a former department store into classrooms, state-of-the-art lecture hall, and support spaces. Residence Halls, St. John’s College Design Principal of master planning through construction documentation for a pair of residence halls, including the planning of a new precinct on an historic campus that dates back to the late 1700s. The site design included the residence halls, an integral outdoor room that binds the halls together, and an outdoor space that connects the new precinct to the heart of the campus while also terminating and strengthening one of St. John’s most important axes. Rash Field Park Principal-in-Charge for redeveloping a nine-acre waterfront park on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The project will include a 600-space underground parking garage, children’s science park, large multipurpose athletic field, volleyball courts, outdoor trapeze school, urban dog run, fitness trail, concession kiosks, public works offices and maintenance shops, and public restrooms. Baltimore Streetcar Museum Design Principal for a master plan to move the museum out of a floodplain to an historic, but currently dilapidated, 1920s railroad roundhouse. Design included the museum, a new 14,000 s.f. car barn, and extensive site restoration and reclamation. * AIA Local, State or National Award Recipient Professional & Community Affiliations Kea Distinguished Professor at University of Maryland School of Architecture, Fall 2009 Governor’s Transition Team for Growth Management and Planning, 2007Baltimore Museum of Art, Facilities Committee 2002Trustee 2006Arts Advisory Committee of the Baltimore Community Foundation, 2003Maryland Humanities Council, Trustee 2003-2009 Parks & People Foundation, Trustee 1995State of Maryland Architectural Design Review Board, 1994The Contemporary Museum, Trustee 1994-2003 President 1997-2002 Baltimore County Design Review Panel, 1997-2003 Learning Independence through Computers (LINC), Trustee 1991-1999 President 1996-1999 The Woodbourne Center, Trustee 1991-1997 Baltimore Chapter American Institute of Architects, President 1992 Baltimore Architecture Foundation, Vice President 1990-1992 Co-Founder Urban Design Team, 1990 Co-Founder of Kids-in-Design Program, 1989
James A. Snead, AIA
Education Virginia Tech Master of Architecture, 1978 University of North Carolina Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, 1972 Registration Maryland, 1981 District of Columbia, 1991 Pennsylvania, 1999 Delaware, 2002 North Carolina, 2003 Virginia, 2003 West Virginia, 2004 NCARB Certified Jamie’s 25 years of leadership has significantly contributed to the firm’s reputation and recognized body of work. His appreciation for keeping things simple and logical is the reason he’s the man keeping the business running smoothly. It is also the reason clients trust him to design their private homes. Before beginning his career in architecture Jamie spent time as both a carpenter and painter, giving him a perspective that values craft, attention to every detail, and the importance of clear documentation and communication. This focus on details, communication, and relationships, results in exceptional design and effective construction. He has a reputation for understanding what a client wants, and delivering more. Select Project Experience Herring Run Watershed Association Principal-in-Charge for the complete renovation of a 3,000 s.f. former bakery and two-apartment residential building into a green community center with offices and teaching space. Slated to be Baltimore’s first LEED Gold building. GKD-USA, Inc.* Principal-in-Charge for the Dominique Perrault-designed headquarters and manufacturing facility for GKD-USA, for which Ziger/Snead is the architect of record. The project includes the integration of GKD stainless steel and aluminum wire meshes into the architectural vocabulary of the building. Carey Hall Renovation and Additions, Gilman School Principal-in-Charge for a 53,000 s.f. new wing and major renovations to this prestigious private school’s 67,000 s.f. historic building. The new and renovated spaces contain enlarged and enhanced classrooms, lecture hall, offices, common spaces, cafeteria and kitchen, library, art studios, gallery and woodshop. Fells Point Maritime Museum Principal-in-Charge for the renovation of a historic waterfront building in Fells Point as a multi-use project including a Maritime Museum for the Maryland Historical Society, commercial office space for The Preservation Society of Fells Point, public garden space, and a link to the existing adjacent Fells Point Visitor Center. Millhiser Moot Court Room, Washington & Lee University Principal-in-Charge for the major renovation of the Courtroom, Judges’ Quarters, and Jury Deliberation Room, including integrated audio/visual and information systems technology as well as improved acoustics and lighting.
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Friends School of Baltimore* Principal-in-Charge for campus master planning, including an analysis of academic, athletic, performing arts, and administrative departments. Ruxton Country School Principal-in-Charge for the master plan of this K-8 private school to include a new gymnasium, auditorium, administrative wing, and middle school building. The Octagon at USF&G, Mount Washington Campus Principal-in-Charge and Project Architect for the adaptive re-use of an 1860 historic school building into a luxury hostelry and corporate entertainment center. Maryland State House Dome* Principal-in-Charge for the restoration, repair, and reconstruction of the dome exterior on this Historic Landmark in Annapolis, the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use. Diocesan Center for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Principal-in-Charge for master planning and addition to the historic Gothic revival Cathedral Church of the Incarnation which houses a conference center, classrooms, and offices. Residential Projects Design Principal for the firmâ€™s Residential Architecture Department. * AIA Local, State or National Award Recipient Professional & Community Affiliations Baltimore Chapter, American Institute of Architects Gilman School - Trustee, 1992-2005 Building & Grounds Committee, 1985-Present Chairman, 1992-2005 Budget & Finance Committee, 1992-2005 Board Treasurer, 1998-2005 Maryland Institute College of Art, Center for Architecture and Interior Design Advisory Board, 1990Present Chairman, 1998-Present Foundation for the Preservation of Government House, Maryland Governors Residence, President 2003-Present Midtown Development Corporation Board Member, 2006-Present Baltimore Clayworks Board Member, 2006-Present Baltimore School for the Arts Board Member, 2007-Present
Hugh McCormick, AIA, LEED AP
Education University of Oregon Master of Architecture, 1979 Princeton University Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 1975 Registration Maryland, 1983 LEED Accredited Professional, 2009 Hugh is respected in the studio and beyond as a knowledgeable designer and trusted mentor. The success of many of the firm’s institutional projects is a direct result of Hugh’s dedication to superior communication and delivery of the highest quality documentation. His oversight of the technical aspects of our work and project management allows each vision to be realized with integrity. It’s the realization of projects that motivates Hugh’s commitment to solving complex design problems and developing lasting relationships with clients, partners and consultants. Select Project Experience Parks & People Headquarters at Auchentoroly Terrace Project Manager for the restoration of a long abandoned nine acre wooded parcel of Druid Hill Park to include construction of new offices for Baltimore’s Parks and People Foundation and reconstruction of the historic Park Superintendent’s House for community function space. The Headquarters program includes a mixture of office and educational spaces including an educational green roof entrance terrace. The restoration of the 1872 Park Superintendent’s House and adjacent carriage house shall comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Rehabilitation Standards. The entire project is designed as Baltimore’s first LEED-NC 2.2 Platinum site. Second Presbyterian Church Renovations and Additions Project Manager for the construction of renovations and additions to the church’s picturesque and historic collection of structures. Primary programmatic goals are the unification of the various worship spaces through creative improvements in circulation and development of a central gathering “Heart,” improvements in the acoustical performance of the Sanctuary and expansion of its chancel space, updating of the Chapel to properly serve needs of family worship with increased flexibility and technological support, redesign of the commercial kitchen, remodeling of the Manse (rectory) for new worship support space, and the renovations to and addition of new classrooms and offices. Gilman School Carey Hall Renovations and Additions Project Manager for the recently completed $29 million construction of renovations and additions to the school’s flagship center. The project involved significant changes to the 1920’s structure as well as a major addition to better accommodate modern educational needs. Enlarged and enhanced classrooms, offices, common spaces, cafeteria and kitchen, library, art studios and gallery, lecture hall, woodshop, and outdoor spaces were all updated in a solution which respected the historic character of the original structure. Maryland Institute College of Art Brown Center Project Manager for the award-winning $12 million construction of the Institute’s new Art and Technology Center. The four-story, 61,000 square-foot building houses a number of departments in the digital arts curriculum, as well as a 550-seat auditorium intended for lectures and video projection. The Peabody Institute Griswold Hall Project Manager for the award-winning historic restoration and renovation of a 1878 gallery into an organ concert hall, acoustically enhanced and outfitted with new mechanical and electrical systems, all subtly integrated into the historic detailing.
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Center for a Livable Future, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Project Manager for a 3,000 SF renovation of office space. The design achieved LEED-CI Gold certification for energy-efficient upgrades to the systems and window replacements, as well as material selections, construction practices and abatement of the space. Woodbourne Center Residential Treatment Units Project Manager for the award-winning trio of residential treatment units for an adolescent mentalhealthcare institution. The project included the design of outdoor play areas and pedestrian/vehicular circulation integrating the new facilities into the historic campus setting. Blaustein Exhibition Center, Baltimore City Life Museums Project Architect for the award-winning, adaptive re-use of an 1860â€™s cast iron warehouse facade and design of four floors of historically detailed galleries and assembly space. Merriweather Post Pavilion Feasibility Study Project Manager for team evaluating the merits of a possible purchase of the Merriweather Pavilion from the historical owner. Analyzed the physical conditions of the performance facility and site, and lead a phased, in-depth study of the current performance industry, regional competition, and the pavilionâ€™s historical and current operations. Study evaluated benefits of several renovation or new construction scenarios relative to costs, phasing, design, audience, and operations. Professional & Community Affiliations Baltimore Chapter, American Institute of Architects University Baptist Church, Trustee Gilman School, Buildings and Grounds Committee
Maryland Institute College Title of Art Sub-Title ZIGER/SNEAD & Charles ZIGER Brickbauer /SNEAD
Boldly sculptural, the Brown Center is the first new building to be constructed on the campus of the Maryland Institute College of Art in nearly a century. The center’s crystalline architecture provides a dynamic image for the college’s growing digital arts department. In addition to studio classrooms, the building houses a 550-seat auditorium. The exterior is clad in translucent white glass creating a provocative counterpoint to the white limestone of the college’s historic main building, designed in the Renaissance Revival style. The new structure “stimulates a dialogue between contemporary and traditional forms, technologies and materials,” says design architect Charles Brickbauer. The Brown Center is divided into simple lofts to permit flexible space planning, and the exterior Plaza has been carefully conceived to transform a parking lot into a vibrant campus center. The geometry and scale of the new facility, outdoor gathering spaces, fountain, and pedestrian paths all serve to gather the disparate surrounding structures into a cohesive urban place.
Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, Maryland 2004 $16 Million 61,000 s.f. 2007 Citation Award - American Association of School Administrators 2006 Dedalo-Minosse International Prize 2004 Grand Design Award - Baltimore AIA 2004 Honor Award - Maryland AIA 2004 Regional Award of Merit - International Illumination Design Awards 2002 Honor Award - Baltimore AIA
Brown Center - ZIGER/SNEAD and Charles Brickbauer
“...simply the finest Modern building erected in Baltimore or Washington since I.M. Pei’s East Building of the National Gallery of Art made headlines in 1978.” —Architectural Record
Brown Center - ZIGER/SNEAD and Charles Brickbauer
Brown Center - ZIGER/SNEAD & Charles Brickbauer
School of Professional Studies in Business and Education Johns Hopkins University
By transforming the structure of an abandoned 1963 department store, Ziger/Snead created a “lantern of learning” in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The glassy, low building serves as Johns Hopkins University’s new Downtown Center, drawing 2,500 students per year to its academic programs. Classrooms, study rooms, library, faculty offices, and a 180-seat auditorium are used by the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, as well as the Graduate Division of Business and Management. The city had removed the portion of the store that spanned the street and connected to the plaza of an office tower designed by the renowned modern architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The architects began the project by removing the remaining exterior walls of the vacant store. They wrapped the upper stories in translucent patterned glass above an electronic sign which flashes news bulletins. The ground floor, in contrast, was sheathed in clear glass to reveal the activities within the building to pedestrians. The glass skin extends beyond the original structure, creating a dramatic full-height entry atrium. By completely wrapping the exterior in glass, the architects created a glowing, light-filled pavilion that creates a bright sculptural presence within this urban neighborhood of somber office towers.
Client Location Completion Cost Awards
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland 2001 $5.1 Million 2001 Design Award - AIA Baltimore
Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum
Living Classrooms Foundation ZIGER/SNEAD
The Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum is the new flagship campus for Living Classrooms Foundation, a non-profit organization that has spent the past two decades using maritime settings to provide hands-on educational and job training programming for Baltimore’s disadvantaged youth. The program called for the expansion of the non-profit’s educational facilities and, drawing on the unique history of the site which sits adjacent to the original location of the first AfricanAmerican owned shipyard in the country, the creation of one of the first planned African-American heritage tourism destinations in Baltimore. The project includes the renovation of the oldest standing industrial warehouse on Baltimore’s waterfront, the construction of a new adjoining building, a working historic marine railway, large community gathering space, a reconstructed pier, and the continuation of Baltimore’s celebrated Waterfront Promenade. The design features classrooms, a woodshop, a café, offices, interactive museum-quality exhibitions, and program space for the expansion of the client’s educational and workforce development programs into an undeveloped area of Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone.
Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
Living Classrooms Foundation Baltimore, Maryland 2006 $9.5 Million 29,000 s.f. 2007 Excellence on the Waterfront Award, Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse - The Waterfront Center 2007 Education Design Excellence Award - National AIA Committee on Architecture for Education 2007 Honor Award - AIA Maryland 2007 Preservation Honor Award - Baltimore Heritage 2007 Brick in Architecture Award, Best in Class - Brick Industry Association 2006 Honor Award - AIA Baltimore 2006 Design Award - Masonry Institute of Maryland
Renovation and Addition ZIGER/SNEAD
The new owners bought this residence because they loved the site and admired the stateliness of the existing 1920s house. Their program would require significant additions to the structure and they wanted the finished structure to appear as though it had always been there. Ziger/Snead responded with a major reorganization of the existing house and two major additions to the east and west which maintain the symmetry of the Georgian facade. The stone was carefully matched from four quarries on the East coast, exterior trim was carefully matched and the slate roof and wood windows were replaced with careful attention to the original detail. The interiors are being developed in a traditional manner with careful integration of new HVAC systems and â€œsmart houseâ€? technology. The major reorganization of the site will reverse the entrance to the south facade, provide a through drive, and will allow development of the new backyard to include gardens, fields, and a new pool.
Baltimore County, Maryland 2003
Woodvalley House ZIGER/SNEAD
Location Completion Area Awards
Pikesville, Maryland 2008 6500 s.f. 2009 Honorable Mention - Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2008 Merit Award - AIA Maryland Design Award - AIA Baltimore Residential Design Award - AIA Baltimore
At the end of a quiet residential street lined with low-slung 1960â€™s ranch-style homes, the Woodvalley House provides its owner a contemporary, private retreat. The house, nestled into the hillside to minimize the scale of its 6200 square feet, affords direct and unobstructed access and views to the landscaped rear yard, gardens, and wooded ravine beyond the edge of the property. The simply-articulated main body of the house is wrapped in a zinc rainscreen system and captures the kitchen, dining and living rooms in a single, monumental 18â€™ high space. Smaller spaces, including the entry, a guest bedroom/office, and the master bedroom suite are discreet cedar-sided boxes that plug into the zinc-clad bar. A custom mahogany window wall system blurs interior and exterior spaces extending the great room to the terraces, gardens, and swimming pool. High performance glazing with ceramic frit and large overhangs mitigate solar heat gain in the Summer months. Radiant concrete and tile floors and the low-angle sun keep the interior spaces filled with light and comfortable throughout the Winter.
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The River House is a weekend retreat located on the Rappahannock River in Virginia. The house marks the intersection of three landscapes: natural forest, wetlands, and a mile-wide river. The long, slender house is comprised of nineand-one-half structural steel bays. By divorcing the primary skin of the house from the steel structure, sliding glass doors will be used as the only barrier between interior and exterior. As a result, all interior spaces offer uninterrupted views out to the river. The owners appreciate the natural beauty found in raw materials and challenged Ziger/Snead to compose simple materials creatively. Location Completion Cost Area Awards
Jamaica, Virginia 2008 Withheld at ownerâ€™s request 3,500 s.f. 2008 Design Award - AIA Baltimore
Roman Catholic Church
For this Roman Catholic parish, Ziger/Snead completed a comprehensive analysis of existing facilities, an assessment of long-term needs, and a master plan which proposed a phased development of the site. A new rectory was designed for the parish priests. The former 1970s worship space was converted into a new Fellowship Hall with meeting, office, and classroom facilities. The entire site was reconfigured to create a pedestrian-oriented campus which focuses on the new narthex and worship facility seating 1100 parishioners. Its cruciform design, steep roof, materials and details relate to the adjacent 19th century stone chapel. A critical component of the design was the requirement to incorporate nine large exquisite stained glass windows recently removed from the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore. The architects designed a new organ, altar, font, pulpit, and a classically-inspired reredos that incorporates a concealed projection screen. Sophisticated technologies were used throughout, including an innovative stretched fabric ceiling to ensure superb acoustics. The resulting space is spacious but remarkably intimate.
Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
Archdiocese of Baltimore Clarksville, Maryland 2006 $9.6 Million 40,400 s.f. 2006 Craftsmanship Award - Building Congress and Exchange Design Award - Masonry Institute of Maryland
Maryland Historical Society ZIGER/SNEAD
The Maryland Historical Society in Baltimoreâ€™s Mount Vernon Cultural District is the stateâ€™s oldest cultural institution, and its campus is comprised of diverse buildings from a stately 1840s house to a streamlined 1940s Greyhound bus station. Ziger/ Snead integrated these diverse buildings through a comprehensive master plan, renovations, and a new entry and gallery building which unifies the complex and brings it into the 21st century. Zincand glass-paneled walls convey a progressive image for the institution. Windows allow light into galleries and hallways, and a glassy entrance links the new exhibition spaces with adjacent buildings. Visitors enter through a landscaped courtyard. Other improvements include a renovated 1960s auditorium into a multipurpose space, expanded storage facilities, and upgraded mechanical systems.
Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
Maryland Historical Society Baltimore, Maryland 2003 $11.5 Million 40,000 s.f. 2004 Design Award - AIA Baltimore 2002 Michael F. Trostel, FAIA Design Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, Unbuilt - AIA Baltimore
New Law School Competition
University of Baltimore
Dominique Perrault and ZIGER/SNEAD
This project embraces the dual nature of its complex site. Located at a major downtown intersection between an arts district and a large university, this building also seeks to address itself to the train station, highway, and stream valley adjacent to it, welcoming visitors arriving and moving through Baltimore. The challenge was to create a building that manifests itself by combining these opposites: inside/outside, building/landscape, rigid/fluid, smooth/rough. Accentuating the Charles St. and Mt. Royal Avenue’s frontage with programmed space establishes and reinforces both a physical and perceptual connection to the UB campus and the surrounding community. The landscaped slope leading from the level of the Jones Falls Expressway to the site travels further onto the building to create a seamless amalgamation of building and nature. Internally, this slope becomes a large public atrium and student forum, framed by the library the moot court, and reading spaces. This literal connection to the landscape and site is expanded further in the building’s other features. The flat roof collects sunlight and rainwater, the sloped atrium leads runoff into the sloped green buffer zone where stormwater is filtered, lower storage levels reach into the earth with geothermal heat exchangers, and the south facing, urban façade uses a double skin system for maximum environmental efficiency.
Client Location Competition Awards
The University of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland 2nd Place 2009 Design Award - AIA Baltimore
American Can Pad Site ZIGER/SNEAD
At an urban scale, the design of this retail building anchors a triangular site formerly occupied by a canning company across a busy street from Baltimoreâ€™s harbor. Its dramatic sculptural massing and skin of corrugated metal contrast with the adjacent masonry structures and suggest the siteâ€™s maritime and industrial history. As the only new construction on the historic site, the building creates a gateway for the eastern approach to the city. The geometry of the site was embraced to create a dynamic form in plan and reinforced with a folded roof that rises at the corners. Rainwater is collected in a single featured downspout.
Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
Struever Bros, Eccles & Rouse Baltimore, Maryland 2007 $2 Million 10,500 s.f. 2006 Merit Award - AIA Maryland
GKD - USA, Inc. ZIGER/SNEAD and Dominique Perrault Architecture
GKD and internationally-renowned French architect Dominique Perrault (Bibliothèque nationale de France) selected Ziger/Snead as their affiliate architect for the United States Headquarters for this Cambridge, Marylandbased manufacturer of woven wire materials. It is Mr. Perrault’s first and only building in the U.S. This 40,000 s.f. office/manufacturing facility is an elegantly detailed corrugated stainless steel and glass box that serves to highlight GKD manufactured mesh products. On the front façade of the building is a free-standing 160-foot-long screen wall which acts as a “billboard” for the company; on the east wall is a series of moveable screens that can be adjusted from inside. Mr. Perrault was one of the first architects to experiment with GKD mesh products which he has skillfully integrated into many of his important commissions.
Owner Location Completion Cost Area Award
GKD - USA, Inc. Cambridge, Maryland 2005 Withheld at owner’s request 41,000 s.f. 2006 Design Award - AIA Baltimore 2005 Honor Award - AIA Maryland
Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University
A bold, contemporary addition to the School of Public Health stands out amid the architecture of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus in East Baltimore. Ziger/Snead shaped glass, steel, and concrete panels into a modern, eight-story urban campus to convey a message of openness and vitality. The see-through architecture provides a welcoming image for the school, while revealing the concourses, lounges, conference rooms and other spaces inside. An angled glass wall and a curved stair tower draw the eye to the entrance, and form a transition between the new addition and existing brick structure. “They took the old building and used it as kind of a foil,” notes Michael Linehan, director of facilities management for the School of Public Health. “We wanted the new building to be modern, not 19th-century. They did a brilliant job of giving us exactly what we asked for.” The project was conceived in six phases, ranging in size from approximately 30,000 to 120,000 square feet. The sequence of construction was designed to be somewhat flexible to respond to variable programmatic needs. The infrastructure in each phase (stairs, elevators, mechanical, electrical, technology, safety, and structural systems) anticipated the addition of future phases. Each phase completes a portion of a coherent hallway system which, when completed, creates a logical double loop extension of the circulation pattern of the existing building. The design allows for access to elevators and fire stairs at all times during construction. Post-tensioned concrete, conventional concrete, and steel framing were used, depending on pre-existing conditions, the location in the building, cost, the need for utility penetrations, and fire rating requirements. Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland 2005 $78.5 Million 405,000 s.f. 1996 Design Award (Phase 1) - AIA Baltimore
100th Anniversary Open Road Tour Harley-Davidson
To commemorate its 100th anniversary, Harley-Davidson launched a traveling exhibition of unprecedented scale. The Open Road Tour includes three 20,000-square-foot exhibitions that tell the story of the MACHINE, its connection to popular CULTURE, and the company’s historic JOURNEY over the last 100 years. Artifacts, videos, photographs, and interactive displays were designed to appeal to riders and non-riders alike. Each exhibition has a distinct organizational approach related to its content and its relationship to other exhibits on the site. The circular form that houses the Machine exhibit serves as a node around which the Journey and Culture structures, both rectangular in plan, radiate. Through the use of thematic detailing and consistent materials, the entire event is unified. The design celebrates Harley-Davidson’s rich heritage and promising future. Ziger/Snead collaborated on this project with Pentagram, a New York-based design firm. Client Location Completion Cost
Harley-Davidson Traveling Exhibit 2002 Withheld at owner’s request
Van Meter Hall
Goucher College ZIGER/SNEAD
Van Meter Hall was the first building constructed on the Goucher College campus. Completed in 1949, the stone structure was used as the collegeâ€™s primary classroom and faculty building. By the late 1990s, the building had become outdated and failed to meet the latest teaching methods. Ziger/Snead responded with a major renovation that provides state-of-the-art facilities while encouraging informal collegial interaction. Two additions to the original structure provide new classrooms, lecture hall, film studio, lounges and faculty offices, with casual spaces for impromptu discussions. The new stair tower and trellised entry court provide additional locations to meet and talk. While oriented to modern student life, the new additions respect the campus architecture with stone walls and sloping slate roofs that match the neighboring structure.
Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
Goucher College Baltimore, Maryland 1998 $5.5 Million 48,500 s.f. 1998 Design Award - AIA Baltimore
St. John’s College ZIGER/SNEAD
Before renovating the largest building on the St. John’s College in historic Annapolis, Ziger/Snead undertook a detailed analysis of this 1958 structure to understand how students use its facilities. Designed by prominent California modernist Richard Neutra, the building serves as the college’s main classroom facility and houses science labs, music rooms, art studios, tutor offices, and a 600-seat auditorium. The architects concluded that the facility required a complete overhaul of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure, as well as new classrooms and an informal gathering space for students. Ziger/Snead responded with new additions that reinforce the architectural character of the original building. To revitalize the center courtyard, a one-story café provides students with a place to sit and socialize. A three-story wing containing classrooms and offices is framed in planar walls of brick, stone, steel and glass to respect the materials and forms of Neutra’s modern architecture.
Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
St. John’s College Annapolis, Maryland 2002 $11 Million 79,800 s.f. 2006 Interior Design Honor Award - Inform Magazine 2004 Merit Award - AIA Maryland Michael F. Trostel, FAIA Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation - AIA Baltimore International Illumination Design Award of Merit 2003 Associated Builders & Contractors Award for Excellence in Construction
University of Delaware
Mechanical Hall at the University of Delaware was renovated by Ziger/ Snead to house the Paul R. Jones Collection, one of the largest and most complete holdings of African-American art in the world. The building consists of three galleries, a study for viewing artwork containing custom-designed flat files, a conservation room, art storage spaces, faculty offices, and a conference room. The two-story brick and heavy timber structure was built in 1898 for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering classrooms and a machine shop. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. Removal of interior partitions and ceilings revealed the original character of the building and exposed the heavy timber structure. Plaster and paint were stripped off the walls to expose the original brick, and panels for displaying artwork float off of the existing brick walls. The palette was limited to painted drywall, Venetian plaster, dark-stained White Oak floors, and White Oak doors and casework. Ziger/Snead also added a new glass vestibule to mark the new entrance to the gallery.
Client Location Completion Cost Area Awards
University of Delaware Newark, Delaware 2004 $3 Million 13,500 s.f. 2006 Interior Design Honor Award - Inform Magazine 2004 Merit Award - Maryland AIA Design Award - Baltimore AIA
Blaustein City Life Exhibition Center
Baltimore City Life Museums
ZIGER/SNEAD & Charles Brickbauer
The Blaustein City Life Exhibition Center contains four floors of interactive exhibits and galleries that pay tribute to Baltimore’s history and culture. This new exhibition center incorporates an ornate cast iron facade salvaged from an 1869 warehouse. The design is an adaptive reuse for a modern application, and at the same time a reinterpretation of the original building. Folding the five bays away from the adjacent Carroll Mansion decreases the apparent scale of the building while creating a scenographic closure to the museum complex. The design also creates desirable gallery space with natural light concentrated in circulation areas. The structure and the interior reinterpret original wood warehouses. The structure is wall bearing with steel interior columns, exposed laminated wood beams, joists, and plank floors.
“The result is a three-dimensional billboard for history, a work of architecture that not only calls attention to the museum but gives passersby a preview of what’s inside.” —Architecture Magazine
Client Location Completion Cost Awards
Baltimore City Life Museums Baltimore, Maryland 1996 $4.5 Million 1997 Baltimore Heritage Preservation Award