2009 Special Recognition, United States Green Building Council, Maryland
2009 Green Development of the Year, Baltimore Business Journal
Marks Thomas designed the second floor of the historic Mangels-Herold Building at 1414 Key Highway into 12,000 SF of green, industrial loft office space. This adaptive use has received LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI v2.0) Gold Certification. The use of bamboo flooring and wall finishes as well as recycled carpet tiles allows the sustainable renovation to become a predominant design feature. The once dark industrial space is now infused with light, by strategically replacing glass block with large storefront windows and using translucent panels as walls for day lighting allowing the office to capture views of Baltimore’s waterfront. The open floor plan is made flexible with pivoting conference room walls and open team-meeting spaces.