Portfolio: Hippodrome Foundation

Project Hippodrome Foundation
416 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Size 4,320 square feet
Owner Maryland Stadium Authority
333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Phil Hutson
(877) 637-8234
Architect Schamu, Machowski, Greco
1016 Morton Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Tony Machowski
(410) 685-3582

416 West Baltimore Street was a challenging project. Starting with a four-story row house, which was attached to the Hippodrome Theater, plans were formulated to convert this dwelling into two floors of dance/rehearsal space and two floors of office space.

The project started out as a conventional makeover, but took a drastic turn when all the existing floors were condemned. It was imperative we keep close to the original budget, so we started value engineering. The largest category was the proposed HVAC system, which we converted to a more simplistic heat pump system. This saved about 20% of the original cost.

Another facet of the job that yielded a big facelift was the removal of the stucco from the front of the building. When removed, it exposed a rich deep red brick in good condition and an intact dental cornice that changed the whole look of the building.

The finishes and details turned a rundown structure into a vibrant, classy establishment complimenting the refurbished Hippodrome Theater. Through teamwork, value engineering, tweaking and substituting without sacrificing quality, we turned over a completely rebuilt structure to The Hippodrome Foundation that makes one proud to be a contractor. The before and after appearances are staggering, as are the systems installed to run the building. All were accomplished within budget and on time.

Recent Projects

"The finished product is terrific! And after six months of working in the new pace, we are still thrilled about the workmanship and our great new space." (read more)

—Olive Waxter
Director, Hippodrome Foundation

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