American Can Company Pad Site

Commercial, Award Winning

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At an urban scale, the design of this 10,500 square foot retail building anchors an open corner of the American Can site and serves as a gateway along Boston Street for the eastern approach to the city. As the only new construction on the revitalized site, its massing and materials, corrugated metal, strike a dialogue with the existing buildings made of concrete and masonry, while also alluding to the industrial history of this former cannery. The five sided geometry of the site was embraced to create a dynamic form in plan and reinforced with a folded roof that rises at the corners of the building.


Design Team: Steve Ziger; Jeff Morgan, AIA; Mark Treon; Glenn Shrum

Team: JLM Engineering - Mechanical & Electrical Engineer; Morabito Consultants - Structural Engineer; STV, Inc. - Civil Engineer; Castro/Arts - Design Consultant; The Lighting Practice - Lighting

Owner: Struever Bros, Eccles & Rouse

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Construction Cost: $2,000,000

Area: 10,500 sf

Completion: 2007

Photography: Alain Jaramillo


  • 2006 Merit Award — AIA Maryland