South Street Centre Historic Approval

The City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission recently approved the development of approximately 3.5 acres on West South Street in downtown Frederick for a state-of-the art 152-home intergenerational apartment community.  The development includes the renovation of two historic buildings and the addition of three new construction buildings.  Typically all projects bring learning opportunities to the…

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Working from Home

It’s business as usual at Studio 343, but not in the usual way. While we miss the face-to-face interaction both inside and outside of our studio, we remain committed to our clients, industry colleagues and each other. We have embraced working from home as the new norm and while Beer 30 on Fridays is not…

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Pinecrest Apartments Construction

In 2019, Pinecrest Apartments located in Bedford, Virginia was awarded funding through the VHDA Low Income Tax Credit Program.  Construction has begun on the 64-unit property and renovations are currently underway.  Currently, porches are being added to prevent rainwater entering the covered breezeways between units, brick siding is being installed at fronts and sides…

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Victoria Park Apartments Complete

Situated in the heart of a residential community in Waldorf, Maryland is Victoria Park Senior Apartments which provides luxurious yet affordable living for seniors.  In late 2018, extensive renovations began on the property.  Over the course of the next several months, the individual units were transformed including new kitchens with new appliances, updated cabinetry,…

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2019 Holiday Card Competition

The fundamentals of design aren’t always about buildings in our studio.  Each year we have holiday card design competition in our studio with the lucky winner receives a cash prize.  This year, the winning design was created by Rob Lang.  At initial concept, the image was visible but not yet refined.   Through a series…

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South Bowie Expansion

The integration of two different types of building systems can pose challenges for the entire project team.  The three-story addition to the ezStorage facility located in Bowie was one such project. The building envelope was challenging because of the integration of a structural steel system to a pre-manufactured metal building.  To work through this…

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Light House Shelter Annual Run

Studio 343 just wrapped up our 4th year of sponsorship for the Friends of the Light House Shelter Annual Run.  Runners ranged in age from 2 – 77!  The weather was perfect and a record high of over $44,000 was raised for this great cause.  Giving back to our community is part of the…

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Finished West Street Office Interior

Behind the masonry façade on West Street in downtown Annapolis were dark halls, compartmentalized spaces and outdated interiors.  Studio 343 was brought in to work through these issues as well as consolidate office space from three to two floors which reduced their office space by 3,500 square feet.  Color and material selections were introduced…

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Lincoln Drive Office

We are so excited to finally share photos of our new office on Lincoln Drive in Annapolis.  As we worked through the design for our new studio, the need for collaborative space, where we could group and share ideas in the studio became very apparent.  The solution was to create a lounge area in…

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Bowman Place Tax Credit Excellence Award

Every year, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition recognizes several developments across the country with the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards. We were honored that this year, Bowman Place earned this award under the ‘Preservation of Affordable Housing’ category. Every renovation project presents its own unique challenges, many of which aren’t identified…

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