Category: Engineering

APG Gold Star Plaza & Living Legacy Pavilion

Gold Star Plaza and Living Legacy Pavilion

Through a design-build approach, Frederick Ward Associates provided architectural design services for a 1,137 SF pavilion at Aberdeen Proving Ground in conjunction with their Living Legacy Forest and Pavilion that honors fallen service members and Gold Star Families.

The pavilion is an undecagon design featuring a western red cedar ceiling, slate roof with cupola, 2″ stone veneer walls, and bluestone flooring. The 11 sides of the undecagon symbolize the 11th day of the 11th hour of the 11th month of the signing of the Armistice, ending World War I. The archway in each side dimensions are 9’x0″ high by 11’x0″ wide, signifying the attack on September 11, 2001.

In addition to the architectural services, FWA provided a topographic survey and civil engineering services that included site grading and layout, erosion & sediment control, and permitting for the pavilion area, as well as for the Gold Star plaza area. A landscape site plan was designed per the vision of APG’s Major General.

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Miller Barn

Miller Barn

FWA provided architectural, survey, and civil engineering services for the new construction of the Miller Barn, a 6,055-square-foot barn built on 15 acres of sweeping farmland. The property owner, Mr. Miller,  wanted to construct a barn for heavy farm equipment storage.

The building boasts a red cedar board-and-batten wood frame, stone veneer base with complementary pressure-treated cedar-mitered columns, forest green metal-seam roof, and copper cupolas. The design carries over to the covered front porch that oversees the sprawling farmland. Nestled into the foothills behind the building is a 12-foot-tall retaining wall.

The main interior level of the barn is outfitted with stained T1-11 interior siding that clears 14 feet to the airy loft, which was designed for additional storage and an office. Dormers in the roof provide natural light that floods the interior space through the double -hung, white vinyl- framed windows. The 14 × 14 foot barn doors facilitate the transportation of large machinery.

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Located at Shucks Regional Park in Harford County.

Miracle League Adaptive Baseball Field

Play Ball! FWA provided full service engineering design, surveying, architectural design, and landscape architecture services for the Miracle League adaptive baseball field located at Schucks Regional Park in Harford County.

The Miracle League of Harford County’s mission is to allow children and adults with disabilities the chance to play baseball on the specially designed rubberized fields.

Our engineering scope of services included the design of the field’s location, site layout, grading and site improvements to support the field, stormwater management and water quality facilities, sediment and erosion control, and on-site storm drainage systems.

FWA’s surveying team provided a topographic survey and construction stakeout services of the area for the field placement, the respective stormwater management facilities, and ADA parking area and accessible pathway. Architectural services were provided for the dugouts and FWA’s landscape architecture team prepared the landscape plans.

For more information on this project and its positive impact on the community, please visit https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/harford/aegis/sports/cng-ag-sp-miracle-league-field-update-0708-20200708-v6r4ysf2x5cbxh4uaqmv2nud74-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3384I5hzAK2Oi2rMGRYS-BibkBWOS-cg093eayEFMIDG69e88kKRrU_sE

Photos provided by Mid-Atlantic Photographic, LLC.

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Designed to evoke the senses, this section of the trail provides stimulation for adults and children of all abilities.

Emily Bayless Graham Park

Frederick Ward Associates provided entitlement documents for a walking trail on the Emily Bayless Graham property, which was deeded to Harford County. The proposed amenities included a new access roadway, parking lot, pavilion area, restroom facilities, two miles of walking trail, groundkeeper’s mobile home, and an approved concept stormwater management design and report.

After receiving the final site plan approval, we prepared final construction documents of which the main scope of services included a topographic survey, geotechnical investigation, final stormwater management design, erosion and sediment control design, and design services for the driveway, parking lot, and a trail.

Within the 1.5-mile trail is a 0.5-mile loop that makes up the Emily Bayless Graham Park Nature Based Sensory Trail. Designed to evoke the senses, this loop provides stimulation for adults and children of all abilities.

In addition, FWA provided services for project specification, cost estimating, permitting, and bidding phase services.

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Rock Spring Station Apartments and Shoppes

Rock Spring Station Apartments and Shoppes

Frederick Ward Associates provided civil/site design and surveying services for Rock Spring Station Apartments & Shoppes, located in Forest Hill, MD and constructed in 2019 by Southway Builders.

With three stories set on 3-acres of B2-zoned land, the building has commercial storefronts located on the bottom level of the building and 57 residential apartments located in the top two floors, offering one, two, and three bedroom apartments.

In addition to full site services, FWA designed a 155-space parking lot for residents and visitors, provided landscape design, roadway frontage design (including coordination with SHA), site layout for the rear retaining wall, stormwater management design, and performed building stakeout services.

 

Rock Spring Station’s mixed-use style provides the opportunity to live in Forest Hill, while the 10,000 SF of retail gives businesses the opportunity to expand the economic development within Harford County. At this location, many local amenities are within walking distance.

– Tom Miner, PE, CCM, FWA Project Manager

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Scouts BSA Event at FWA

FWA Hosts Scouts BSA Troop 1920 for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 20th was recognized by the National Society of Professional Engineers as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, in which schools and individuals were encouraged to engage and introduce girls to engineering and the world of STEM. At FWA, we took this opportunity to share our knowledge of engineering with local Scouts BSA Troop 1920, Harford County’s first all-female BSA troop.

After weeks of preparation by members of our engineering team, FWA opened its doors to the troop on the evening of the 20th and FWA engineers, Veronika Vall and Zashary Orengo, led a presentation focusing on “Girl Day”. The content of the presentation aligned with the requirements needed for the girls to obtain their engineering merit badge.

The troop was then divided into groups, each led by a FWA engineer. The groups designed micro bio-retention facilities by following a detail created by our engineers. The completed facilities went into a scale model depicting a developed site. In this case, the site consisted of a parking lot, commercial office building, landscaping, and three micro bio-retention facilities. The girls were then able to use water to create a 1, 10, and 100-year storm, each of which showed the results of the micro-bio’s filtering capability and ability to clean the water, post-runoff, from the site.

To learn more about inspiring today’s youth to discover engineering, please visit   http://www.discovere.org/.

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Royal Farms Box Hill South

Royal Farms Box Hill South

FWA provided full service engineering design, surveying, and landscape architecture services for the Royal Farms located in Abingdon, Maryland’s Box Hill South community.

Our engineering scope of services included the design of micro-bioretention facilities for stormwater management, sanitary sewer and water line design to connect to the main lines located at Bel Air South Parkway, storm drain design, and roof drain design.

FWA’s surveying team provided a topographic survey and construction stakeout services for the project and FWA’s landscape architecture team prepared the landscape plans.

The Royal Farms is located at the intersection of Emmorton Road (924) and Box Hill South Parkway, with convenient access to I-95 and multiple residential and commercial areas.

“The new Royal Farms Store complements the existing needs of the local community by providing the residents of Box Hill a convenient place to get fuel and other essentials close to their homes, while extending those services to Harford County commuters and visitors.”

– Gerry Powell, PE, FWA Project Manager

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Jack’s Small Engines

Jack’s Small Engines is one of the top digital sales companies for small engine pieces. The new e-commerce center features over 30,000 SF of space to cater to their constant flow of online orders through their website. The building now accommodates the volume of orders with loading docks, inventory expansion system, roller conveyor system with package sorting and a state of the art fitness center for employees. Jack’s is looking to expand in the future, while keeping the business locally in Harford County.

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Frederick Ward Associates Mitchel Prop East Gate 2

Eastgate

Eastgate Industrial Park will consists of three buildings on a 243 acre site for a total of 2.5 million SF between the Amtrak rail line and the Aberdeen Proving Ground security fence. Phase 1 includes the development of a 656,800 SF Class A cross dock distribution center located at 1100 Woodley Road and a two mile extension of Woodley Road and associated public utilities to connect to Route 715 in the future. Eastgate is expected to bring up to 2,000 new jobs to the area.

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Frederick Ward Associates Blue Office Building

Seasons of Bel Air Clubhouse

The new Seasons of Bel Air Clubhouse serves as a gathering area for the members in the multi-family community. Residents can take advantage of the fitness room, pool with grilling area and patio, kitchen, lounge area and game room. The staff also has a new fully functional office area to meet with residents, both current and potential, to discuss the community and answer any questions.

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