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2016 in Review: The Year’s Best Blog Posts

January 9th, 2017 by

2016 was an exciting time of growth here at Marks, Thomas Architects, building new communities in our hometown of Baltimore while opening a new office in Richmond, VA. And we are even more excited about the coming year, as we achieve a huge milestone for our company — celebrating our 50th anniversary!

Over the past half-century, we have cultivated relationships with some of the area’s most reputable builders, developers, and community leaders through collaboration and leadership. We are proud of the positive impact we’ve had on the lives of those that live and work in the buildings we’ve designed.

As we enter the new year, we wanted to reflect on what we’ve learned and the values that have made the past twelve months so meaningful to our company. We’ve gathered some of our most noteworthy blog posts from 2016 that demonstrate our experience and expertise in specialties ranging from adaptive reuse to accessible housing.

Baby Boomers Will Demand Choices in Their Retirement
by Faith Nevins

Baby Boomers have a very different view of aging than their parents. What will drive Boomer decisions on where to spend their retirement years?
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Intergenerational Housing for Seniors on College Campuses
by Michael Blake

Today’s seniors demand community involvement and a more engaged retirement overall. To meet those needs, new housing models offer access to culture, nature, and more.
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Ritz Carlton

Marks, Thomas Architects: Some of Our Most Memorable Projects
by Faith Nevins

Our team of associates recounts some of the most memorable projects they’ve worked on while at Marks, Thomas Architects.
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Avoiding Downcycling: Adaptive Use and Senior Housing
by Tom Liebel

Quality and community connectivity are the keys to avoiding downcycling and creating a successful adaptive-use senior housing facility.
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Stadium Place

The Importance of Affordable, Accessible Senior Housing
by Magda Westerhout

With rents soaring and a large senior population, providing options for affordable, accessible senior housing has never been more important. 
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Thank you from all of us here at Marks, Thomas Architects for another great year. We look forward to sharing even more ideas and projects with you in 2017 as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Learn more about our work by reviewing our portfolio.