Manufacturing a Legacy

Lion Brothers Building

Lion Brothers Building

Baltimore, Maryland

We transformed this vacant industrial building into vibrant workspaces for a variety of tenants. The core of the Lion Brothers complex was a livery stable dating to 1885. The Lion Brothers embroidery company acquired the stable and constructed numerous additions throughout the 20th century, resulting in a patchwork of poorly connected spaces.

From this warren, we created a cohesive and efficient plan. Office suites are fully accessible and offer tenants flexibility in creating traditional or open-concept workspaces, all with exposed historic elements. Shared amenities include a fitness room and café. One of the first speculative office projects in the Hollins Market neighborhood, the Lion Brothers revitalization has spurred further investment in this underserved area.

Manufacturing a Legacy
Choosing to be in an emerging neighborhood is very important to us. The Lion Brothers Building is historic and part of the very vibrant fabric of the neighborhood.
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Tracing the Past

Historic industrial buildings are ripe for adapting to new uses. The high ceilings and large windows necessary for manufacturing before electric lighting became widespread are still desirable today. The Lion Brothers building also yielded industrial artifacts that are now displayed in the lobbies.

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Like a Glove

We collaborated with several of the building’s tenants to fit out their spaces. On the first floor we designed a co-working space for an incubator and studios for a local university’s graduate art program. On the second floor we created a cutting-edge workspace for a financial institution.

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