2014 Excellence in Design Honor Award for Interior Architecture, AIA Maryland
Publishesd in Home & Design, Fall 2014
Named after Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The Lenore is an adaptive use of the historic Federal Reserve Bank originally designed in 1926. The newly renovated building located in Baltimore’s central business district consists of 102 luxury lofts and flats will afford much needed residential opportunities to nearby hospital professionals and businesses. Bounding with amenities to include an iPad bar, cyber lounge, outdoor patio grill/lounge area, gated dog walk area, community lounge and fitness center, this project offers the perfect urban home. The project is anticipating LEED Silver certification and has taken advantage of federal historic preservation tax credits.
The design concept was to celebrate the existing renaissance revival architecture while injecting new modern elements into the interior space to create a marriage between old and new. The interior design intent was achieved by inserting an oversized feature wall in the center of the lobby that serves a dual purpose as the entry focal point and the anchor of the reception desk. To create a dramatic effect, the juxtaposition of the modern feature wall comprised of sculptural panels and glass cylindrical lighting with the existing ornate plaster ceilings and polished marble columns were utilized. Today The Lenore provides luxury lofts and flats that contribute to the work where you play concept for urban professionals.