Project: South Shore Plaza
Client: Simon Property Group

This mall renovation and three story expansion accommodates the addition of a new Nordstrom store. The expansion includes 140,000 sq ft of new boutiques as well as a 90,000 sq ft anchor tenant. The existing center’s full renovation re-establishes its place as the premier shopping destination in South Boston. As part of the larger renovation and expansion project, the food court has varied arrangements for up to 575 customers. Warm wood accents in multiple tones, along with lounge seating groupings along a full height window wall, impart a comfortable, residential quality.

Project: The Shops at Kenilworth
Client: Greenberg Gibbons

The Shops at Kenilworth is a 142,000 sq ft shopping center in Towson, MD that first opened in 1979. The project comprises of a $20 million renovation to modernize the center and create a more pedestrian friendly shopping experience. The full interior renovation includes updates to handrails, restrooms, flooring, lighting, and wayfinding signage. The project also includes an addition with a wine bar, several more restaurant tenants, and a relocated and expanded Trader Joe's grocery store.

Project: Busboys and Poets
Client: Andy Shallal/Howard Hughes Corporation

Busboys And Poets in Downtown Columbia is a two-story 7,000 sf restaurant and bookstore that is projected to open spring/summer of 2021. The nearly 400 seat location will be, founder and CEO, Andy Shallal’s 8th and largest location. The shell building, also designed by JP2, provides a second floor terrace that will be activated with outdoor seating that overlooks Color Burst Park at Merriweather District, a park that provides year round activities for the community. In addition, the restaurant is adjacent to Merriweather Post Pavilion, offering patrons a space to mingle and relax before and after shows. The restaurant’s interior was designed to embrace the eclectic and unique atmosphere that Busboys And Poets is known for. Creating a space where community could be cultivated was imperative, and the JP2 team worked closely with Shallal to achieve this. The interior spaces include a bookstore, several dining areas , two bars, one at each floor, a private dining room, and room for private events, reading, open mic nights, and other programing – just about something for everyone.

Project: MarketPlace at Fells Point
Client: The Dolben Company, Inc/Klein Enterprises/Metropolitan Management Co.

Located in Historic Fells Point, Baltimore, MD, these new urban lifestyle apartments feature open rooms maximizing exterior daylight and views. The bulk of the units open onto a private courtyard space complete with fire pits and water features. Many of the units are rehabbed historic buildings from the late 1800’s with large windows and unique special features. The apartment buildings have direct access to over 100 community retail and entertainment venues on the Fells Point waterfront. In addition to the private courtyards, the project also features a club room, lounge, fitness center, and secured parking for the residents.

Awards

2015 ULI Baltimore Wavemaker Award – MarketPlace at Fells Point
This mixed-use project contains 159 apartments above 27,000 sf of retail. The project is sited in the historic waterfront Fells Point community, and retains the original street buildings while giving a modern appeal to the new construction.

Project: Wye River - Aspen Institute
Client: The Aspen institute

The site of the historic Middle East Peace Accords in 1998, the Aspen Institute's Wye River campus is planned for expansion to include a new conference center with additional guestrooms and other amenities. JP2 provided master planning and entitlement representation, gaining approval from Queen Anne's County, Maryland. The plan respects the original neo-classical estate home architecture and associated colonial gardens.

Project: The Stories
Client: Federal Realty

Located immediately adjacent to Federal Realty's headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, this 49-unit development expands the existing award-winning Crest Residential project. Its residential units feature open living spaces with exterior balconies. In addition to the upscale units, the project includes a business center, fitness center, and an indoor/outdoor resident lounge featuring multiple fireplaces.

JP2 provided a comprehensive signage package for new 49-unit development at The Stories. Located immediately adjacent to Federal Realty’s headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, this development expands the existing award-winning Crest Residential project. Its residential units feature open living spaces with exterior balconies. In addition to the upscale units, the project includes a business center, fitness center, and an indoor/outdoor resident lounge featuring multiple fireplaces. The sign package draws on the materials used throughout the project to bring an overall cohesive design throughout.

Project: Merriweather Post Pavilion
Client: The Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission

Originally designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, Merriweather Post Pavilion is one of the highest rated amphitheaters in the United States. Phase 1 included newly constructed restrooms and concessions stands, and was fully open for the 2016 season. The Phase 2 renovations included demolishing the stage and back of house areas and rebuilding them to evoke a modern feel and entice new bands to perform. As this is an active concert venue, JP2 worked closely with the contractor to ensure project completion in the off-season. This phase of the project was open for the 2017 season, and is also available for reserved private events.

Project: Howard University
Client: Howard University

The Harriett Tubman Quadrangle, dubbed “the Quad” by students, is a group of historic all-female resident halls on Howard University’s campus. The strategic addition of a 9,200sf student center provides student amenities on the ground level of the resident halls. The student center amenities include the Student Hilltop Newspaper, fitness center and yoga room, beauty salon, RA kitchenette and lounge, veteran’s student lounge, testing rooms, inclusion inquiry offices, and multi-purpose spaces for various programing. Wayfinding signage and graphics are distributed throughout the common areas and served as the conduit that ties the various amenities together into a cohesive space that is easy to navigate. Custom “women of Howard” tonal portrait graphics were curated to serve as recognition to notable female graduates of Howard University.

The relocation of the existing University Counseling Center was an opportunity to revitalize the counseling center to better serve students and university staff. Repositioning the center to the ground floor within the historic Harriet Tubman Quadrangle buildings was a strategic move. This provided private entrances, while still being centrally located. The new 9,600sf center houses University Counseling Services and the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program. The renovation included 22 offices for university psychologists, clinical staff, and other support staff. In addition, the layout provided therapy rooms, observation rooms, and group counseling rooms. The team balanced a limited schedule and budget constraints in order to make the relocation of the center feasible. The palette infused light, soothing colors in soft neutral tones, with biophilic patterns to create a space that promotes positive interactions between therapists and students.

In addition to this being a design-Build project, it was also a fast track delivery project so communication had to be streamlined. The contractor, subcontractors and design team met on site weekly to discuss solutions that fit the budget since all stakeholders were present at the same time. This project also had a Guaranteed Maximum Price so compromises were made throughout the design and construction process.

 

Project: JP2 Dillon Street
Client: JP2 Architects

The new corporate home for JP2 is an adaptive re-use of a former day care facility in the heart of the Canton Community. The former building was demolished down to a bare shell and reconstructed with all new energy efficient systems and environmentally friendly materials. The office features all LED lighting, new roof-mounted Sola-tubes as well as a new 1,400 sf mezzanine overlooking the open office environment below. The office was honored with a LEED Gold rating shortly after opening in the summer of 2016, just in time to celebrate the firm’s 10th anniversary.

Awards

2018 NAIOP Maryland Awards of Excellence
https://www.naiopmd.org/events-listing/2018-award-winners/
Best office redevelopment – JP2 Architects
Best Retail – Foundry Row (GG and Chesapeake acknowledged)
Best LEED Interior Tenant Fit Out – JP2 Architects

2017 – USGBC Maryland Wintergreen Interiors Project Award for JP2 office.
JP2 is honored to receive the 2017 USGBC Maryland Wintergreen Interiors Project Award for our very own office interior! The annual ceremony recognizes businesses and local projects that demonstrate exemplary commitment and achievements in creating a more sustainable future for Maryland. Located in the heart of Canton, our Dillon Street office was named LEED Gold in 2016 and features all LED lighting, new roof-mounted Sola-tubes as well as a new 1,400 sf mezzanine overlooking the open office environment below.

CORE Maryland Offices - Cockeysville, MD
Client: CORE Maryland

JP2 created a revitalized and efficient design for CORE Maryland’s new real estate headquarters. the existing 2,000 sf retail space was renovated into a new office space which maximizes the number of agent offices and fosters a comfortable and collaborative work environment. The office provides a mixture of open workstations and private offices providing flexibility as the office grows and develops.

Project: The Shops At Riverside
Client: Simon Property Group

The Shops at Riverside is a 674,416 sq ft enclosed shopping mall in Hackensack, NJ that first opened in 1977. Catering to the surrounding affluent suburban areas, shoppers are drawn to the mall for its upscale offerings and restaurants. Project updates include a 248,000 sq ft addition of retail and dining space, re-purposing of the former Saks space as a cinema and dining-entertainment complex, as well as a new concourse linking the north corridor to the south corridor.

Project: Southdale Mall
Client: Simon Property Group

A 1.3 million square foot mall located in Edina, Minnesota, Southdale Center is owned and operated by the Simon Property Group. Dating from 1956, the center is noted as being the oldest enclosed mall in the United States. JP2’s renovation of Southdale Center respects the mall’s original mid-century modern design while updating and positioning it for the future. Exterior renovations provide new and renovated mall entrances, as well as the addition of a new food court entrance with a porte-cochère for Minnesota’s inclement weather.

Interior improvements include a new food court with seven tenants and seating for 400, new public amenities including a play area for children and new restrooms, as well as all new finishes and furniture throughout the centers’ concourses. The Grand Court was similarly upgraded with new wood columns, ceiling treatments, lighting and furnishing all reminiscent of the original mid-century designs by Victor Gruen. A new way-finding and signage program, as well as upgraded lighting are also incorporated.

Awards

2015 AIA Maryland People’s Choice Award -= Commercial Architecture
The award ceremony was hosted by the AIA Baltimore at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, a project also designed by JP2 Architects. Southdale Center is located in Edina, Minnesota and is the oldest enclosed mall in the United States.

 2014 ICSC - Southdale Center
Southdale Center in Minnesota, the oldest enclosed shopping mall in the United States, is chosen as the 2014 Silver Design and Development Award winner! The exterior renovations to the 1956 mall include new and updated mall entrances. Interior renovations feature a new food court, new public amenities, new restrooms, as well as new finishes and furniture.

Project: Power 52

Power 52 is Ray Lewis’s organization aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty & unemployment in urban communities across the nation through economic empowerment and clean energy access. This is accomplished by training urban community members to work on Solar Photovoltaic systems and their components. This project is the interior fit-out of Power 52’s 4,000 sf headquarters in Baltimore and is designed to inspire all who visit. Messages about Integrity, Trustworthiness, Inclusiveness and Measurable Impact are found throughout the design of strong

Project: Hickory Flats Interiors
Client: Jabber Five Real Estate Group

One block off Main Street in Bel Air, MD, JP2 has designed a multi-family residential project featuring 100 apartment units, two courtyards, and a multitude of amenities, including a large club room, an outdoor dining patio, and an oversized hot tub for residents to enjoy. This modern building will bring a fresh influx of upscale apartments to downtown Bel Air.

Villa Apartments at Turf Valley - Ellicott City, MD
Client: Mangione Family Enterprises

The Villa Apartments are located right in the heart of Turf Valley and have views to the surrounding resort and community. The five buildings will total over 180 apartment units that will be brought on-line in phases. The clubhouse will be a unique feature for the residence and will house the leasing office, exercise room, business center, entertainment room, and a host of other amenities. The Villa Apartments aim to attract high end tenants and provide an experience in keeping with the excellent reputation of Turf Valley.

Project: The Gourmet at Kenilworth
Client: Craig Rinkerman/Greenberg Gibbons

The Gourmet at Kenilworth is a 5,500 sf restaurant next to Felipe’s at the Shops at Kenilworth. It is a local enterprise that will be the second location for Craig Rinkerman of Catonsville Gourmet. JP2 designed the interior fit out to enhance the upscale coastal dining experience which includes a raw oyster bar, comfortable lounge, spacious main dining area, and outdoor patio.

Felipe’s Taqueria - Towson, MD
Client:
Felipe’s/Greenberg Gibbons

In designing the interior fit-out for Felipe’s at the Shops at Kenilworth, JP2 was able to bring to life the flare of an authentic Mexican Taqueria. When you step inside your senses are awakened by the vibrant atmosphere created through the selection of materials and finishes including imported Mexican tiles, original art work, custom light fixtures and by the aroma of authentic scratch made tacos.

Project: Grandstand Renovations and Entry Expansion
Client: Maryland State Fair

The Maryland State Fairground is home to Maryland’s largest industry: agriculture. This project started with an overall analysis of the property and identified ways to improve the site wayfinding, site circulation and created an improved sense of place. Our design focused on not just signage but on iconic building elements that signify entry and provide a visible path to the second level venues (OTB, Nick's Seafood and the large event space). The large event space, that can seat 500 people, was identified as a need from within the surrounding community. Events would include graduation ceremonies, proms, receptions, etc. and can adjust to various scales with the proposed design. Creating a stronger identity for the Maryland State Fairgrounds will help increase exposure and help make it a 12 month venue that is more approachable for the surrounding community.

Project: Better Engineering
Client: Better Engineering Mfg., Inc.

The new headquarters for Better Engineering will be located within an existing warehouse facility and will encompase nearly 30,000sf of office space and an additional 65,000sf of factory production space. JP2 created a new interior aesthetic that embodies the brand of the company. All new interiors will be constructed for reception, professional office and administrative space, training, sales and gather spaces, both indoors and out for recreation and dining. JP2 advanced the opportunities of the existing structure to provide additional daylighting opportunities as well as taller ceiling heights throughout the offices.

Project: DC Infrastructure Academy
Client: DC Department of General Services

An unused elementary school is transformed into a healthy learning environment for adult vocational education. Classrooms + office space accommodate DC Infrastructure Academy programs that provide infrastructure jobs counseling + training. The ISTUDIO-JP2 team reconfigured spaces and upgraded existing building systems to meet current building standards. Partitions with vibrant graphics and industrial materials create spaces in the Great Hall for security, orientation, and counseling. Classrooms are finished with durable materials and the latest technology for jobs training in utility fields. The team worked closely with the Department of Employment Services on the Phase 1 design, permit, and build on a fast track that met deadlines for the mayor’s initiative.

Project: Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department
Client: Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department

JP2 has completed the design effort for the complete renovation of Baltimore County Fire Station #47 for the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company. The renovation includes the complete repurposing of the interior spaces including all new individual bunk rooms, new fitness area and restrooms as well as expanded and renovated lounge and kitchen areas. The renovation also includes updating the exterior of the station for a modern and fresh building in the Jacksonville community.

Project: Flour House
Client: RWN Development Group, LLC

JP2’s conceptual design for a collection of urban lofts focuses on incorporating the existing rich backdrop of exposed brick and timber frame structure in the historic Flour Warehouse in downtown Baltimore. With retail space on the street level and studio and one bedroom dwelling units above, the Flour House will fill a growing niche in the market for contemporary urban living.

Project: Prometric
Client: Prometric

The Prometric World Headquarter occupies three floors of the First Mariner Tower in Baltimore. JP2 worked with Prometric to create a showcase library that could be used as a gathering /meeting place for employees and visitors. The library was designed to be flexible with movable bookcases and seating. The design utilizes high seating for informal gathering along with natural light to create a contemporary design for use in today’s electronic world.

The new office layout to the existing office space creates open floor plan workstations using a benching system with a low private wall. The reception area, break room, informal meeting room, and working areas are all organized within the existing 2,400 square foot office. Materials and colors were selected to bring a warm and contemporary feel to the work spaces. An accent wall featuring a word search puzzle stimulates and enlivens the office environment.

Project: The Dorothy J
Client: Commercial Development

Located in the Central Forest Neighborhood in northeast Baltimore City, The Dorothy J Apartments is the renovation of a 3-story, 44,000 square foot apartment building. Built in 1962, the existing building consisted of 44 residential units but fell victim to a fire in early 2006, leaving only the shell intact. JP2’s design modernizes the unit layouts to include updated open kitchen plans, a second bathroom in 2 bedroom units, and laundry facilities within the units. This is achieved while maintaining a 44 unit count within the existing shell of the building and providing fair housing compliant units on the first level. The exterior design is upgraded to set the building apart from similar surrounding properties while maintaining a construction budget that allows the owner to provide affordable housing to families with limited income.

Project: Ellicott's Retreat Clubhouse
Client: Ryan Homes

The Ellicott’s Retreat Clubhouse is a one story wood framed community clubhouse located centrally to ten town home buildings in a 55+ residential community. The exterior of the clubhouse was designed to integrate well with the more traditional residential homes surrounding it, while the interior adds a more clean, contemporary feel. The clubhouse includes a ‘great room’ gathering space with an adjacent kitchen and covered porch. Beyond the covered porch is a fire pit for outdoor gathering. Also included in the program is a business meeting room and fitness space, including elliptical machines and space for yoga/ aerobics instruction.

Project: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Client: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

An eclectic bayside banquet and event facility, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club hosts weddings and corporate events using a combination of banquet and ballrooms, as well as open-air tavern, terrace and lawn venues. JP2's designs include both the creation of a new 7,000 sq ft banquet room with rooftop deck and an expansion of the existing Tavern Ballroom. All spaces contain bars, kitchen service connections and storage spaces. Work also includes a new outdoor lawn and a new primary entrance for the facility.

Project: Hendler Creamery
Client: Commercial Development

The concept for the adaptive re-use of the historic Hendler Creamery building, located in the historic Jonestown area of Baltimore, MD, features 250 units with 15,000 sq ft of retail along Baltimore Street. The project includes exclusive amenities such as multiple outdoor courtyards, a pool deck overlooking the Baltimore skyline, basketball courts, and a yoga studio. JP2’s challenge is designing a contemporary multi-family building that does not detract from the surrounding historical context, but presents the occupants with a captivating experience showing views of the downtown Baltimore skyline.

Project: Rockville Town Square
Client: Federal Realty

These modern, loft style apartments infill vacant retail space along secondary and tertiary streets restoring a vibrant and pedestrian friendly street level. These units feature street entries with 20-24 foot ceiling heights, open floor plans and exposed brick interiors.

Project: Westfield Annapolis - Family Amenities
Client: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

JP2 is providing a flagship renovation for Westfield's Annapolis Mall. The initial phase of this effort includes renovations to the existing family amenities. All facilities are upgraded to a 'hospitality' level. The design draws heavily on imagery from the project's Chesapeake Bay proximity and heritage of nautical and water's edge motifs.

Project: Westfield Annapolis - Food Court
Client: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

JP2 is providwd a flagship renovation for Westfield’s Annapolis Mall. The first phase of this effort included renovations to an 800+/- seat food court including all new lighting, finishes and furnishing. In addition, existing restrooms and the family rooms were also upgraded to a ‘hospitality’ level. The design draws heavily on imagery from the project’s Chesapeake Bay proximity and heritage of nautical and water’s edge motifs.

Project: Plaza Las Americas - Food Court
Client: Empresas Fonalledas

The largest and most successful food court in Puerto Rico renovation provides a lively, modern aesthetic with three distinct seating areas accommodating up to 1,200 patrons. The renovation includes the addition of a new sky light over the feature seating area to brighten the space, new floor tile, column covers and new pendant and ceiling mounted lighting.

Project: Plaza del Caribe
Client: Empresas Fonalledas

The existing food court in Plaza del Caribe is renovated, expanded and re-furnished to provide clean, modern tenant storefronts, as well as discrete seating areas for 800 patrons. Tenant facades are detailed with a wood louver system flanked by back painted glass demising piers providing a fresh tenant image while incorporating existing building system requirements. The central skylight area includes concentric banquettes surrounding bronze sculpture by the world–renowned artist Fernando Botero. The new design not only renovates and expands the food court, but also creates a new connection to the existing mall concourses.

Project: Charm City Medicus
Client: Charm City Medicus

Charm City Medicus was one of the first medical marijuana distilleries to open in Maryland after the renovation of an existing 3,600 sf space in Baltimore County. The project includes a waiting area, a separate sales area, and a secure storage area. Security measures include interior and exterior video cameras, as well as a lock system requiring a key card and thumb print verification.

Project: Willow Lawn Office Interiors
Client: Federal Realty

Conceptual study to repurpose an upper level space in a community center to a new, vibrant 14,000sf speculative office. JP2 created conceptual plans and renderings for the owner to solicit potential tenants to be a part of a newly renovated center with immense amenities.

Project: Harrisburg Mall - Anchor Conversion
Client: St. John Properties

The proposed office is a reposition of a vacant anchor within an existing regional mall. The available surface parking, access to proximate highways, as well as a direct connection to the mall make this office a prime location for its users. The existing structure will be modified to include all new exteriors, a new 2-level central atrium space, and numerous skylights to provide natural light to both levels. The proposed design embodies the firm’s principles of open office and collaborative working spaces.

Project: Southern Streams Health and Wellness Center
Client: Mary Harvin Transformation Center Community Development

"We are missing the point when we don’t eliminate the blight in our urban communities. It is disconcerting to witness rows of houses with irreparable infrastructure damage and caved roofs not immediately condemned and razed.” - Bishop Donte Hickman

Southern Streams is a 5 story, 123,000 sf heath & wellness center for the Broadway East neighborhood of Baltimore. It is planned to house a new library, health clinic and the corporate headquarters for the Mary Harvin Transformation Center. This building is more than just ‘bricks and mortar’ to the neighborhood, it is the center piece of a masterplan and represents hope and healing for a neighborhood that has suffered greatly and until now has not participated in the current economic expansion.