October 6 2017

Ziger/Snead Architects Receives Six Awards at AIA Maryland Awards Celebration

The American Institute of Architects’ Maryland Chapter recognized multiple Ziger/Snead Architects' projects at its 2017 Annual Excellence in Design Awards Celebration, including The Centre at 10 East North Avenue which was awarded the Public Project of the Year Award.

The awards were determined by the 2017 Excellence in Design Awards Jury, which comprised of AIA members from Portland, OR who said of The Centre, “…the project illustrates the ways in which landmark restorations and adaptive re-use projects use architecture as a kind of curator for organizations and culture. The Centre is a fine example of restoration and reprogramming that adds value to urban areas that will benefit from investment in people, activity, and better design.”

The following projects were recognized with Citation Awards: 

The Centre: Vacant for 25 years, The Centre was a long-forgotten structure on a desolate thoroughfare in the heart of Baltimore. Now fully restored, with its historic 1939 illuminated marquee, it is an iconic presence in the resurgent Station North Arts District.

Friends School of Baltimore Performing & Visual Arts Center: Renovation and additions to the existing flat-floor multi-purpose room revitalize and create a comprehensive state-of-the-art performing and visual arts facility in the heart of this private school’s growing campus.

The Jean and Sidney Silber Green Education Center at Parks & People Foundation: The Green Education Center is the latest addition to Baltimore’s Parks & People Foundation’s Auchentoroly Terrace campus. The 14’ x 43’ modular building houses flexible spaces for use by the nonprofit’s BRANCHES training and workforce development activities and the Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN) program.

Baltimore Museum of Art Major Renovations: The BMA embarked on a three-year phased capital renovation, completed in conjunction with the Museum’s 100th anniversary, to improve the visitor’s experience, upgrade and modernize the aging infrastructure, re-open the historic Merrick entry, and reconfigure behind-the-scenes work areas to support the Museum’s service to the community.

SNF Parkway: The new SNF Parkway stands as a physical record of the technical and cultural evolution of film from its earliest days to today. The design approach celebrates the accumulated layers of each movie era with intentional contrast to modern


AIA Maryland is the state chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA Maryland offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and building industry.