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Posts by Tom Liebel

Reflecting Back: Tom Liebel

Marks, Thomas Architects 50th Anniversary Marks, Thomas Christmas Party, 2009. So, I’m still the new guy.  I’ve been at Marks, Thomas Architects for over ten years now, and still remember clearly why I decided to join the firm.  The partners here are people of integrity and vision, and I wanted to make sure I was […]

Avoiding Downcycling: Adaptive Use and Senior Housing

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

Key Takeaways from Our Adaptive Use Webinar Series

If you missed our Adaptive Use Webinar Series, don’t fret. Tom Liebel shares takeaways and links to replays.

Webinar Series to Explore Challenges, Solutions to Adaptive Use Projects

Adaptive use & historic preservation projects aren’t easy to pull off. In a new webinar series, experts paint a full picture of what these projects entail.

Urban Revitalization: A Form of Modern Alchemy

What does the medieval pseudo-science of alchemy have to do with modern-day urban revitalization? Tom Liebel explains.

The Role of Social Space

Consider this intriguing statement by Henri LeFebvre about social space — and what it can teach architects and placemakers.

Doors Open Event to Commemorate Industrial Baltimore

On Oct. 25, Baltimore will host its first Doors Open event, when 40-plus architecturally significant industrial buildings will be open to the public.

Designing to Stay: How to Keep Residents in Downtown Baltimore

As more young people choose to live in downtown Baltimore, what can we, as architects, do to keep them here?

From Polar Opposites to Close-Knit Partners: Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design

Historic preservation and sustainable architecture once stood at opposite ends of the design spectrum but now intertwine. Tom Liebel shares the history.