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Nonprofit seeks to preserve Baltimore's heritage

Neighborhoods are shaped by a lot of small acts and committed individuals. It is this philosophy that has guided its mission to help developers and community groups preserve historic commercial and residential buildings. 

Baltimore architects pick five buildings that inspire

Five local architects pick their favorite buildings in Baltimore, including structures in Mount Vernon, Mount Washington and the west side. Some are historic buildings while others are contemporary in design. 

Morgan State University unveils plan to boost neighborhood

Morgan State University has embarked on a new initiative aimed at improving the surrounding community and quality of life for students and staff. It has teamed up with Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, MedStar Samaritan Hospital and others on the Morgan Community Mile.

Restaurants rise from the rubble in historic buildings

Local developers are turning historic Baltimore properties into unique restaurant spaces. We take a look at some projects that have recently been converted or are underway. 

A university grows in Mount Vernon

Enrollment growth at University of Baltimore has prompted developers to build more apartments and retailers to open new shops in Mount Vernon. But crime and other challenges still affect the neighborhood.

Green office architect planning wind-generation deal

Architect and entrepreneur Stan Sersen has transformed a 1905 farmhouse on a former lumberyard into a modern office building called the Enviro Center. Now he is finalizing a wind-generation deal and an education initiative to teach environmental literacy to Maryland homeowners. 

Technology Makes Engineering Firm a Concrete Success

Maryland company Structural has helped preserve the buildings that house the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. The company also plans to hire 100 over the next three years. 

Q&A: Fed Hill's Jane Seebold Talks About Plans for Cross Street Market

Federal Hill leaders are mulling changes to the historic Cross Street Market, including adding new vendors and incorporating new design elements. We chat with Federal Hill Main Street's Jane Seebold about what's in store. 

What do Jen Royle, Duff Goldman and Mike Brenner Have in Common?

Articles on food, startups, local celebs, design and solutions for urban blight were among readers' favorites in 2011. Take a look to see what stories made the cut.

Who Likes That 51-foot Sculpture in Front of Penn Station?

Bmore Media's new Managing Editor shares her opinion of the city's most controversial work of art.

Video Feature: Baltimore's Manufacturing Heritage Is Alive at G. Krug & Son

Baltimore is what it is today in large part because of its deep industrial heritage. Conventional wisdom holds that much of this heritage is lost. Truth to a point, but it isn't the whole story. Witness G. Krug & Son, a stalwart Baltimore manufacturer with roots dating back to the nineteenth century and a solid grasp on what it'll take to keep thriving in a new economy.

Photo Essay: Camden Yards

Hailed by ESPN as "the original retro park and still the one all others are measured against," Baltimore's Camden Yards is one of the city's greatest cultural and civic treasures. Join us as we take a fresh look at the home of the O's.

Structurally sound -- Bmore area sculptor melds architecture and art

By day Adam Scott Cook lives inside the button-downed, carefully thought out and illustrated lines of an architecture firm. After 5 p.m. a welder's mask replaces the tie freeing Cook to let his creativity run amok, piecing together sculptures replete with Baltimore's history.

Designing in every dimension

Have you heard the one about the architecture firm that spun-off a tech company? That's because ASGVIS is no joke, but a growing global 3-D software and imaging business. Bmore's Nicole Jovel went a-visiting to get the full picture.
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