The project site is located on the edge of Downtown Baltimore, in the Old Town Neighborhood, an area that is slowly being rejuvenated. The site is challenged by its location in a 100-year flood plain, and its proximity to Interstate 83 and the Jones Falls Culvert, which contains a waterway running through the city.
The project entailed the design of a new 58,000 SF clinic and headquarters building for an organization that “provides health-related services, education, and advocacy to reduce the incidence and burdens of homelessness.” The building includes clinic spaces for comprehensive medical and mental health services; a variety of classrooms, activity rooms, and meeting rooms; a commercial pharmacy; corporate offices; and a parking garage.
The client was committed to a “green” building solution, and the building is LEED Gold-certified. Some of the sustainable design strategies include: a vegetated roof, solar hot water, low-flow plumbing fixtures, energy-efficient light fixtures, and flooring finishes with high recycled content.
Project completed by Kann Partners, who is now Michael Graves Architecture.