Announcement

Chrysalis House Expansion

Chrysalis House is an addiction treatment facility for women located in Crownsville, MD. Starting in 2018, Studio 343 has been working through the design for a multi-building expansion that will allow Chrysalis House to support 20 additional women & their children, as well as provide space for additional staff. This represents a 38% increase…

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Hope Lodge Baltimore

While the American Cancer Society is most notably known for their research efforts, it is only one facet of their programming to free the world from cancer. Hope Lodge is another program for the American Cancer Society. Hope Lodge was developed to provide cancer patients and caregivers a place to stay while receiving treatment…

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Community Building Rebuild

New Market North is an affordable housing community in New Market, VA originally built in 1983. In 2010, Studio 343 (back when we were Ruhf Plitt Architects!) worked on the property renovation, which included modifying their Community Building to meet accessibility requirements. Unfortunately, early last year the Community Building burned down, & we were brought…

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2020 Holiday Card Competition Results

Happy Holidays from our Quaran-team to yours! 2020’s holiday card competition winner is Rob Lang, who’s depiction of a teams-meeting-gone-wrong is now a universally understood concept. Congrats, Rob! And thank you to our friends and families for getting us through a tough year. We hope your 2021 goes a little more smoothly.

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Baltimore Veterinary Clinic

You’ll Never Walk Alone is a 3,100+SF veterinary clinic now located in Baltimore’s ‘The Can Company’- an industrial-plant-turned-shopping-center built in the early 1900’s. When Studio 343 made our first site visit, we loved the historic brick walls and wood & steel columns. Along with the client we knew we wanted to showcase these as…

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Homes at Berlin Design

As a recent recipient of the MD DHCD 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, Homes at Berlin will be afforded the opportunity to complete renovations as well as the construct a new three-story building consisting of 12 new apartments. The project is located on two sites and has 42 existing apartments. A three…

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Francis Street Office

Renovating Historic buildings in a Historic district often comes with its unique challenges, and this office on Francis Street in Annapolis was no exception. Though the previous & proposed uses of the space were the same, the addition of a conference room upstairs in this roughly 3,000 SF office triggered a series of stricter…

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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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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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