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Amazon Sort Facility

1,000,000 sq. ft                             

Urban Design  Group was engaged by Duke Realty as the owner’s representative and 
project manager to achieve necessary entitlements, approvals, and permits for the 
Amazon Soft Facility in Baltimore, MD.  The focus was on the Area “C” component of 
the Chesapeake Commerce Center, which was essential to the long-term growth and 
development of the greater industrial area.

The Amazon Fulfillment Center is one portion of the extensive Chesapeake Commerce Campus in Baltimore’s Canton Industrial Park. This facility is the largest within the greater development, and an anchor to Amazon’s operations in the region.

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Gaf Distribution

105,425 sf

The GAF Distribution Center and expansion is located in the Canton Industrial Area of Baltimore City. It is comprised of the partial renovation of an existing warehouse, new distribution warehouse, and a bridge connecting the new and existing facilities. Urban Design Group has served as the design architect and architect of record as well as the primary project manager.

Ultimately meeting the many needs of GAF, an optimized campus has resulted in the completion of the bridge, new warehouse, and yard.  By seamlessly incorporating with the existing building and conveyor system, and creating a bridge connection across a public street, the company’s distribution 
capabilities have been considerably expanded and improved.

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Blueprint Robotics

263,500 sf                                      

Blueprint Robotics is a manufacturing facility of custom off-site building components, also located in Duke Realty’s Chesapeake Commerce Center. Urban Design Group was the architect for the core & shell work as well as the interior fit-out, from concept design to construction administration.

Urban Design Group worked with the tenant to lay out all the complex machinery in the most efficient and effective way, meeting all of their 
needs for their manufacturing as well as their office spaces. Developing the shell design with the tenant needs in-mind, the entrance to the loading dock was designed to be strategically located away from the office area. The large upper floor windows provide for a dramatic view south of the Chesapeake Commerce Center, greatly enhancing the tenant fit-out area.

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Holabird Avenue

169,000 sq ft 5900 Holabird Ave
182,000 sq ft 6000 Holabird Ave

5900 & 6000 Holabird Avenue were developed as two of several warehouses in Duke 
Realty’s Chesapeake Commerce Center located in Baltimore’s Canton Industrial park. Urban Design Group was the architect for the 6000 Holabird core & shell work, and 
the interior fit outs for both buildings, while also serving as the permit expediter.

Planned using design principles that placed an emphasis on urbanism and sustainability, these two warehouses have successfully integrated into the highly-active Chesapeake Commerce Center industrial area. The properties are established as attractive and efficient destinations for its current and future tenants, while maintaining full occupancy.  Upon the completion of the buildings and tenant fit-outs, Urban Design Group was further consulted to design a bus 
shelter for 6000 Holabird avenue, which assisted in the essential transportation 
networking connecting workers to these facilities.

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32,000 sq. ft                                      

Achieved tax credits from Maryland Historic Preservation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation


Rehabilitation of a 1920’s industrial warehouse in Highlandtown and converting to a technological hub, providing space for office suites warehouse, and production/testing.


The team includes: Bank Street Partners, Smartbox Construction, Urban Scene

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267,000 sq. ft mixed-use office       

110, 000 sq.ft fitness center addition

First office building approved in the Canton Crossing PUD


Features include 12,000 sq ft of retail, over 350 parking spaces, roof terrace with green roof and amenities space. Addition features over 300 parking spaces, a rooftop pool, and a terrace.


Pursuing LEED Platinum Certification


The existing Fitness Center will be retained throughout both phases of construction


Team includes: Merritt Properties, Merritt Construction Services, and Urban Design Group

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Riverside Wharf

60,000 sq. ft                                          

First Building approved in South Key Highway Urban design Renewal Plan and approve through UDARP.


The site accommodates separate public parking, allowing for two primary tenants - Walgreens and MedStar


A green roof meets the Stormwater Management requirements for the site


Team includes Caves Valley Partners, Chesapeake Contracting Group, and UDG

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6201 Seaforth Street

87,000 sq. ft                                          

6201 Seaforth Street is an existing heavy-timber warehouse located in the Canton 
Industrial Area of Baltimore, MD. The project is extremely unique in its existing 
construction, and is strategically located off of main thoroughfares with easy and 
convenient access to major networks.  Urban Design Group is the architect assisting 
with property improvements and new tenant occupancy.

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198 Democrat Road

564,480 sf

198 Democrat Road in East Greenwich Township, NJ (EG1) is a new construction 
warehouse facility outside of Philadelphia, and adjacent to interstate 295. Urban 
Design Group is the design architect and architect of record for the core and shell and 
interior office fit-out, from Concept Design through Construction.


A dynamic and contemporary exterior design was also accomplished, while working 
within the constraints of the precast construction, the client’s branding and 
standards, and the interior program.

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18,000 sq ft                                         

Achieved federal tax credits approximating $1.3 million


Maintains the historic character of an existing 1904 firehouse while integrating a modern design suitable for high-technology company workspace


Emphasizes a large public space for fundraising, display, and engineer’s offices


Features a modern staircase to connect and open the main space


The team includes the Northeast Maglev (TNEM), Jeffrey Brown Contracting, Gutierrez Studios, and Urban Design Group.

Groove Commerce

11,000 sq ft                                         

This historic renovation of an abandoned, dilapidated garage into a new bustling office center achieved federal and local historic tax credits. 

Baltimore Heritage Award winner.

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5,500 sq ft                                     

Developed a space that was previously vacant into a vibrant restaurant as part of the Ritz Carlton


Provided one of the last critical services promised by the developer


The team includes AKM construction and Urban Design Group

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