The Fitzgerald, a transit-oriented apartment and retail project in midtown Baltimore, won the Grand Design Award this month in the annual Excellence in Design program sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Design Collective of Baltimore was the architect of The Fitzgerald, developed by The Bozzoto Group and named for writer and one-time Baltimore resident F. Scott Fitzgerald. The building is located at Mount Royal Avenue and Oliver Street, on the former Bolton Yards property next to the Mount Royal Cultural Center stop of the light rail system.
Jurors in the awards program considered 57 entries. They praised the way the midrise Fitzgerald building shielded a large garage and fit in with the transit line. "We applaud the transparent bridge, the well-executed shops and the inviting interiors," jurors said. "This is a high level of accomplishment."
Other projects that received design awards during the ceremony, held at Goucher College's Atheneum, included: a farmhouse addition in Baltimore County for owners Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff, by architect Charles Brickbauer; and the Under Armour Innovation Lab in Locust Point, designed by Gensler architects.
The Michael F. Trostel Award for Excellence in a Historic Preservation Project went to the Jewish Museum of Maryland and JRS Architects for Preservation of the Lloyd Street Synagogue and creation of a lower-level Orientation Center there.
The Vino Rosina Wine Bar in Harbor East, by SMG Architects, won an honorable mention and also received the AIA chapter's Good Design = Good Business Award.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun