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Baltimore Residence

CompanyMartin Architects
Lead DesignersNick Martin
Design TeamKevin Dworak, Paul DuPlessis, James Garvey, Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc.(Landscape Architects), Fava Design Group (Interior Designers)
Project LocationBaltimore, MD
ClientPrivate Individual
CreditsPhotos by: Conor Harrigan
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

Located on a historic street on the outskirts of Baltimore, the estate draws upon the essential organization and material quality of an existing period house by selectively transforming the existing arrangement from a compartmentalized structure into fluid spaces which display qualities of shadows and light upon varied smooth and textured wall surfaces. A large addition to the rear of the existing house provides rooms with transparent boundaries engaging a lush surrounding landscape. The addition inverts the existing traditional language of vertical windows puncturing load-bearing brick walls.


Established in 1998, Martin Architects provides licensed architectural and engineering services, interior design, furniture design and production and construction administration. The team offers the skills and experience of a large firm, while providing the personal service, motivation, and responsiveness associated with a boutique practice. Working on a broad range of modernist projects to historic, MA has specialized in high-end residential and commercial design.

Other Awards and Prizes

2017 AIA LI Archi Award-Sustainable Residential Design Winner
2017 AIA LI Archi Award Outstanding Achievement in Residential Single Family $1-3 Million
2015 AIA LI Archi Award Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Mercantile Renovation
2015 AIA Peconic Juror's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Architecture
2015 HC&G Innovative Product Design Winner
2012 HC&G Kitchen Design Winner