The Neighborhood Design Center will hold its 24th annual meeting and awards program June 4 starting at 6 p.m. at the Mount Royal Station Building of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street.
Prince George's County Executive Parris Glendening will be the keynote speaker. He plans to discuss his urban revitalization initiatives.
Design and community leadership awards will be given to architects Nejim Alkhatib and Leo Matanguihan, and to Robert Giloth, executive director of the South East Community Organization.
On display will be more than 50 drawings of projects launched by the non-profit group, which matches volunteer designers with communities that need architectural or planning assistance but can't afford to can't pay for it. Reservations can be made by contacting the design center at 366-3223.
Owings Mills New Town
The Dolben Co. Inc., a Boston-based developer of apartments and condominiums, has begun construction of the Red Run Apartments, a $22 million project and the first apartment community in Owings Mills New Town.
Dolben is building a 304-unit first phase on a 15-acre parcel along Lakeside Boulevard and plans to follow that with a 280-unit second phase.
Maryland National Mortgage Credit Corp. and Krupp Mortgage Co. of Boston are providing construction, acquisition and permanent financing. McDevitt and Street Inc. of Washington is the general contractor. Niles Bolton Associates of Atlanta is the land planner and architect.
U.S. Home Corp. held a grand opening this month for Pine Valley, a 92-unit town house community overlooking the third fairway of Bay Hills Golf Course in Arnold.
Located in the 700 block of Pine Valley Court, the 22-foot-wide, three-story brick houses are priced below $140,000. The two- and three-bedroom models have between 2,094 and 2,152 square feet of living space, including a recreation room, family room and walk-in closets. Twenty-four of the residences were sold before the opening, according to Rory Dickens, U.S. Home regional vice president.
Winchester Homes is offering a newly designed single-family home in Seven Oaks, a planned community in western Anne Arundel County. Priced from $225,990, the homes have brick fronts, nine-foot ceilings and a double-entry foyer. The models are on Commodore Road, just off of Charter Oaks Boulevard within the community.
Black women engaged in the practice of architecture and related fields are in the process of forming a professional organization to address the cultural, social and political issues they face in the course of their work. Related fields include interior design, landscape architecture, construction administration, planning and engineering.
The organization is compiling information for a directory of members. Those who wish to be included or would like more information about the group should contact Sharon Graeber or Pamela Fountain at 528-8600.
Around the region
* Annapolis Mayor Al Hopkins will address the Annapolis chapter of the Home Builders Association of Maryland June 3 at 6 p.m. at Fran O'Brien's restaurant, 113 Main St. in Annapolis. To reserve a seat, call the association at 265-7400.
* Catherine Dobler, a marketing consultant, and Hoyt Johnson, president of Rac John Communications, have been appointed to the board of directors of Housing America Through Training, a non-profit affiliate of the Home Builders Association of Maryland.
* Robert H. Johnson, an appraiser formerly with W. C. Pinkard & Co., has joined the staff of Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell Real Estate