Union Mill

Union Mill – John Hossick

Union Mill

Union Mill – Baltimore, MD

John Hossick – Vice President of Allen & Shariff Engineering,  participated in a Webinar on June 4, 2015, covering the Union Mill Project. John spoke about the Challenges surrounding a 146 year-old building, Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning and solutions for residential and commercial spaces.
(See slides 10-13: View Presentation Slides )
Link to webinar: Click here to view

Summary of project:

The historic Union Mill, located in Baltimore, was once the largest producer of cotton canvas in the world. Vacant for three years, the mill was recently restored into a vibrant mixed-use complex of 56 one- and two-bedroom apartments, designed exclusively for school teachers new to Baltimore; plus 30,000 square feet of office space, designed for Baltimore’s education, health and human service nonprofit organizations; and a 1,500-square-foot café restaurant in the former boiler house building. The best news? The local utility rewarded the mill’s proposed energy-efficiency improvements with a $164,000 cash rebate.
SEEA Member Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating will co-hosted this webinar that explores the successful collaboration that created this remarkable building. The presentation includes how the team collaborated to overcome multiple construction challenges to achieve exceptional energy performance with a state-of-the-art HVAC variable refrigerant flow zoning system.

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Marks Thomas ArchitectsMarks, Thomas Architects has been recently awarded the 2013 Brownfield Renewal Award/Sustainability Impact Category for Union Mill. Our revitalization of this mixed-use property has created stellar impact within trending historic national renovations.

Completed in January 2012, the 86,000 SF development includes 54 residential units targeted to teachers who are new to Baltimore, including Teach for America participants; 30,000 SF of office space designed for non-profit organizations and exceptional amenities including a lush half-acre central courtyard. Tenants such as these are bringing valuable resources, services and outcomes to Baltimore’s underpinning health and human service needs. In addition to creating jobs, the building’s ability to provide organizations and individuals with smart, environmentally sound space to live and work allows them to focus on what they do best. The collaboration of like-minded people all in one building encourages positive thought and creative ideas that ultimately make our city a better place.

At Marks, Thomas Architects, we are committed to integrating sustainability as a core value in our endeavors. Balancing environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability were key in the redevelopment of the Union Mill project.

Marks, Thomas Architects has been recently awarded the Sustainability Impact Category for Union Mill. Our revitalization of this mixed-use property has created stellar impact within trending historic national renovations.

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Union Mill, Maryland Sustainable Growth Award for Smart Growth

2013 Maryland Sustainable Growth Award for Smart Growth. Allen & Shariff was responsible for the LEED MEP engineering design, Energy Modeling and Pre-Requisite Commissioning services for this vacant structure that was converted to a vibrant mixed-use project consisting of a combination of non-profit office space, residential units, a restaurant, and support spaces.

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Preservation Maryland’s Phoenix Award – Union Mill

Marks, Thomas Architects Celebrates Union Mills Success with Seawall Development Company Marks, Thomas Architects is proud to announce that Union Mill has won Preservation Maryland’s 2012 Phoenix Award for the restoration of Union Mill. Preservation Maryland selects one project, each year to receive the Phoenix Award, recognizing excellence in revitalization of historic resources, based on the nominees’ […]

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