The Nimble City: Strategies for 21st Century Housing

by Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson In his book How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built, author Stewart Brand examines architecture over time. “Almost no buildings adapt well,” Brand writes. “They’re not designed to adapt; also budgeted and financed not to, constructed…

Renovating in Otterbein

By Mary Zajac When Jeff Lauren and Susan Leviton won the lottery for their house at the corner of Lee and Hanover Streets in Otterbein in 1975, there was no Harborplace, no hotels, no stadiums. The only thing standing between…

Federal Hill: Past, Present, and Future

by Dr. Mary Ellen Hayward It started in the spring of 1977—my fascination with the Baltimore rowhouse, that is. Back in Baltimore after finishing a Ph.D. in American Studies at Boston University, I happened to see a flyer in my…

Hardhat Tour: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theatre

Photo: Alan Gilbert Photography

In the final stages of construction, the landmark 1885 Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company building located at the corner of Calvert and Redwood Streets will be the new home of The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. With adaptive-reuse design by the notable…