FWA designed the Baltimore Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractor’s new headquarters, as well as the space for their Construction Education Academy.
One-sixth of the 28,000 SF space will be allotted for ABC’s offices, while the remaining space will contain classrooms and training labs for various construction trades, conference rooms, gathering areas, a coffee shop, and a break area.
This adaptive reuse project is a tenant fit-out of the A. Hoen & Co. building, a former lithographic plant and Maryland Historical Trust-recognized historic building. The building had been vacant since 1981 and the design integrated the historic elements of the building such as the masonry, the large warehouse style windows, industrial barn doors, and original lithograph blocks.
Construction is expected to be completed in August 2020.
“This project matters because there is a shortage of construction workers in the Baltimore region. This project is going to bring a new era into the region for construction training.”
– Ted Jasinski, AIA, NCARB, FWA Vice President and Director of Architecture
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