June 26, 2018
Retriever Activities Center (RAC) Renewal Project
MCA was recently awarded the $18.4 million Retriever Activities Center (RAC) Renewal project at University of MD, Baltimore County. This project will have a significant and positive impact on student life at UMBC and will offer new and varied opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff to play, compete, train and achieve aspirational fitness and wellness goals. In addition, the Retriever Activities Center will serve as the new home of University Health Services (UHS), Health Promotions, Retriever Essentials and the UMBC Counseling Center. The existing RAC Building is 137,000 gross square feet in area, and a primary purpose of the initial Programming effort is to identify a scope of work that addresses the University’s needs and fits within the allocated construction budget. With this project, MCA continues to build on our strong expertise in transforming aging 20th century "brick box" athletic facilities into state of the art student athletics, wellness and community centers.
June 25, 2018
Chesapeake College Health Professions and Athletics Center
MCA is proud to announce that the Health Professions and Athletics Center at Chesapeake College has achieved LEED Platinum!
June 24, 2018
Outstanding Design - Preschool Early Learning and Outreach Center
MCA is proud to announce that our most recent project, the major renovation/alteration to the Maryland School for the Blind’s Preschool Early Learning and Outreach Center in Baltimore, Maryland has received recognition as an Outstanding Design in the 2018 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase - the premier competition honoring excellence in Education Interiors.
This building provides integrative instruction for children from infancy through five years old who are blind or visually impaired, including students with multiple disabilities. This transformative project has been enthusiastically received by the staff, teachers, students and their families as a state-of-the-art facility well suited to serving the unique needs of the students and faculty now and into the future. Congratulations to the talented MCA team who made this project come to life.
The next phase of Maryland School for the Blind's expansion will be Newcomer, Case, Campbell Halls which will include three buildings that provide space for the early learning (three to five year-olds) and academic blind program elementary, middle, and high school programs. This next phase is presently under construction, and MCA anticipates the completion of this phase in 2020.
June 22, 2018
Last week, Jilian Breeden, PE attended the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Virginia’s 2018 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration where she was recognized as one the 2018 graduates from the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). Jilian valued the program’s diversity of session topics – ranging from how to lead high-performing teams to best business practices in the A/E industry – and the opportunity to build relationships with her peers in other extremely, reputable A/E firms. Congratulations, Jilian!
April 26, 2018
May 17, 2018
Experience Architecture : The 5th Dimension. MCA hosts internationally recognized visioneers and the cutting edge AR/VR, animation and gaming technologies they utilize to change the way we live, learn, work, play and heal. Register to attend http://www.aiabaltimore.org/events/aia-baltimore-firm-happy-hour-mca-architecture/
April 26, 2018
2018 Healthcare Construction and Design Survey
MCA has again been honored on the 2018 Modern Healthcare Construction and Design Survey for the 19th consecutive year, for our increasing leadership in responsive healthcare facilities design throughout the United States and internationally. This is a national survey that tracks the dollar volume of construction costs for healthcare work completed in the year prior to publication.
March 26, 2018
MCA is excited to host speaker John Gohn, Philips Lighting, as part of a Well Building CEU presentation on April 4th. We would like to thank Lighting Environments and John for sponsoring this event and look forward to learning more about designing to improve human health! Event is open to fellow professionals and clients!
Please contact Jmaits@lightingenvironments.com by 3/30 if you are interested in attending this event.
March 20, 2018
MCA helped celebrate St. Paul’s School for Girls at the Swamp Soiree. Over 350 alumnae, parents, friends, faculty, and staff joined together to celebrate all things green and white. The evening was a tremendous success as a
result of their dedicated volunteers, generous corporate partners, and committed community members. A special thank you to Michelle Hooper for representing MCA at this event.
November 15, 2017
MCA was pleased to sponsor and participate in the recent Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) 2017 Annual Meeting "Making Museums Matter: From Advocacy to Action", in Pittsburgh, PA.
The conference examined how museum members respond to evolving challenges while addressing best practices in technology, interpretation, and collection-related issues.
MCA' s Rick Barton and Veronica Plischke both had the opportunity to attend, with Veronica participating in the "White Gloves Gang" Day of Service where she and her colleagues assisted the Andy Warhol Museum in completing a collections project.
MCA is a proud member of MAAM and we look forward to participating in upcoming conferences in Philadelphia and Baltimore this coming year.
September 18, 2017
MCA is pleased to announce that Jilian Breeden was selected as one of 30 participants for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Virginia Emerging Leaders Institute. This year-long training program helps develop future leaders by providing an understanding of best business practices and essential business skills in the A/E industry. Sessions are taught by industry leaders and recognized experts on topics such as ethics, leadership, employee engagement, recruiting and retention, strategic planning, contract management, and political advocacy. Jilian is excited for this opportunity and is extremely proud to be representing MCA alongside the other reputable A/E firms in the program.
June 13, 2017
We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Kelly to MCA! Elizabeth is a Drexel graduate with a BS in Interior Design. Elizabeth is also a graduate of the Towson University Professional Leadership Program for Women. She started her career in interior design working with corporate clients, then spent over a decade working with clients in academic, healthcare, corporate and government market sectors. We look forward to implementing Elizabeth's project management and leadership skills!
June 12, 2017
Molly Knox recently graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communications – Public Relations. Molly is a hands-on strategic communicator with experience in multiple public relations verticals. Molly comes to MCA with a diverse set of business development and digital communication skills.
June 5, 2017
Karen Staskin is completing her third year in Architecture at Virginia Tech and has joined MCA for a summer internship. She has previously interned at NAVFAC MIDLANT and HDR Engineering. As an intern with MCA, Karen hopes to learn more about project development and the collaboration that happens between architects and clients.
March 3, 2017
Facilities Master Plan Award
MCA is pleased to be working with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) on a five-year update to the current 2012-2021 Facilities Master Plan. UMCES is a public research institution focusing on marine and environmental sciences that conducts cutting-edge research on today’s most pressing environmental problems. The Master Plan will involve distilling a comprehensive laboratory needs analysis from broad-based user input and providing design solutions for the three UMCES campuses; the Appalachian Lab in Frostburg, MD, the Chesapeake Biological Lab in Solomons, MD, and the Horn Point Lab in Cambridge, MD.
February 28, 2017
MCA participated in the Virginia Tech Career Day and Design Expo. Alum Jilian Breeden ('01 - BS Chemical Engineering), and Veronica Plischke ('14 - BArch) proudly represented MCA at this inclusive event which provided recruiting and marketing access to more than 1,000 students studying Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Industrial Design.
February 16, 2017
MCA was pleased to host the AIABaltimore Health & Wellness Committee’s 2nd Annual Design Showcase: Good Design=Good Health on February 15, 2017. The event was well-attended by Baltimore region building owners, architects, engineers, planners, construction managers and industry professionals who presented their stories on recent projects that have made meaningful contributions towards personal health for their users and occupants.
January 10, 2017
MCA is excited to announce that we will be hosting the AIABaltimore Health & Wellness Committee’s 2nd Annual Design Showcase: Good Design=Good Health. The exhibition is intended to be a fun way for architects, engineers, urban planners, interior designers, contractors and others to show the local community how they’ve been creating healthy spaces. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase designs that promote health and wellness in a variety of ways. It takes place on February 15th from 6pm-8pm at our new office in Clipper Mill.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: http://www.aiabaltimore.org/events/healthshowcase/
December 15, 2016
Marshall Craft Associates has relocated our Baltimore corporate headquarters to Clipper Mill. The magnificent brick and stone Assembly Building was constructed in 1890 by Poole and Hunt for the assembly of large machines, including a 65-foot, 500 ton sand wheel (the largest in the world at the time) and the 36 iron columns for the U. S. Capitol dome which were fabricated on site by Poole and Hunt in the 1850's before the Assembly Building was constructed, that are still in place today.
December 14, 2016
MCA hosted over 300 guests during our first open house in our new Baltimore location on November 16, the same evening as Thornhill Properties’ annual Mingle at the Mill. Sloane Brown, President and Managing Editor of Baltimore Snap was on hand to capture some of the fun. Pictured (L to R) George Chenkeli, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield director of operations; Andrea Insley, USDA agricultural program specialist; and Brian Michael Lawrence, Baltimore Snap columnist. http://www.baltimoresnap.com/2016/11/29/mingle-at-the-mill-clipper-mill/
December 10, 2016
MCA is completing Construction Documents as part of Callas Contractors’ design-build team for renovations to existing wet laboratories to bring the facility into compliance as a BioSafety Level-3 Aquaculture Laboratory (BSL-3). The project focus is to improve containment of potential pathogens, and is being designed for the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Fish Research Lab, located at the Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia.
December 5, 2016
MCA’s new Baltimore office features an evolving gallery of work by regional artists. Currently, we are featuring the work of Baltimore artist Charlie Barton. Art By Barton, creates handmade silk screen limited-edition prints for collectors. Pictured (LtoR) Karl Rickert, Rickert Engineering President;Rick Barton, Marshall Craft Associates Principal; Erin Gum, Kinetics Dance Theatre dance teacher; and Charlie Barton, the artist.
November 30, 2016
Anthony Gill has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.
November 11, 2016
St. Paul’s School for Girls annually hosts an event for students grades 4-12 from all schools in the area to explore careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) industries as part of the Maryland STEM Festival. Students circulate through different stations learning about different STEAM industries and careers by participating in hands-on activities led by volunteers from STEAM industries.
On November 10, 2016, Michelle Hooper and Briana Allen represented MCA at the event. Using SketchUp Pro, they illustrated the steps taken to complete a space planning exercise for an office building. Students got a glimpse of how 3-D technology helps throughout the design process and helps explain our design intent to clients. It was the perfect opportunity to showcase the exciting and diverse field of architecture and how our profession relates to each of the STEAM categories.
October 31, 2016
On October 22nd, MCA Architecture participated in the 7th Annual John K. Gutierrez Memorial Walk. The walk is an annual event held to commemorate the legacy of John Gutierrez. Friends, family, and community members gather once a year for a walk through Druid Hill Park in remembrance of John and to help raise funds for the Gutierrez Memorial Fund. MCA was happy to contribute to making this year's walk a success!
October 21, 2016
Join MCA staff, clients, project partners, and the neighboring community of industrial artists and craftsmen Thursday, November 17, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm for Mingle at the Mill @ Clipper Mill, 2031 Clipper Park Road, Suite 105, Baltimore, Maryland.
October 20, 2016
MCA’s Michelle Hooper and Alan Bowman joined Maryland School for the Blind President Michael Bina and honored guests to celebrate ground-breaking for the $14.8 million Preschool Early Learning and Outreach Center. Scheduled for completion next year, the project involves renovation and an addition to the circa 1957 Andrews Hall.
October 20, 2016
Congratulations to MCA’s Anthony J. Gill, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C who has been named Chair of AIA Baltimore’s Practice Management Committee that designs and implements the Chapter’s continuing education programs (AIA/CES).
October 20, 2016
“The DesignHER” Documentary Series is an elective course that is part of the Howard University’s Bachelor of Architecture curriculum. In October 2016, Briana appeared as a guest lecturer in the multimedia experience that will introduce the world to a range of resilient Women. Briana is pictured here with Hazel Ruth Edwards, PH.D, AICP, Assoc. AIA, and Chairperson for the Department of Architecture and the 4 students who are producing this documentary.
October 19, 2016
MCA was pleased to attend and display a booth at the recent 2016 PSHFE (Pennsylvania Society for Healthcare Facility Engineering) Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania. MCA Healthcare Director David Watts, AIA, EDAC Principal enjoyed time with current and potential clients, consultants and contractors.
October 18, 2016
Jilian Breeden, P.E., LEED AP graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in engineering. As a self-described “people person” that enjoys working with clients and solving challenging facilities issues, she quickly gravitated toward consulting with a focus on facilities planning and programming. With 14 years working at ERG in Virginia, Jilian has comprehensive experience in space planning, new construction and renovation project development, and land-use planning, particularly for the Navy and DoD. Jilian is based in Virginia and will be leveraging her planning skills for MCA’s regional client base.
October 18, 2016
Briana Allen graduated from Howard University with a degree in Architecture and enjoys a career emphasis on facilities planning and design for inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities. Projects include programming for the Veteran Administration’s Office of Strategic Planning, and two Federal agencies. Additionally, Briana comes to MCA with strong graphic design skills and a commitment to mentoring women in the profession.
October 17, 2016
Chesapeake College Health Professions and Athletics Center is featured in Athletic Business Magazine’s 29th Annual Architectural Showcase. The project creates a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue between general education course in physical education, wellness, stress management and nutrition, and the allied health professions degree programs in addition to a competition facility for college’s athletic teams.
September 19, 2016
MCA Made the Move!
MCA has officially joined the vital Clipper Mill Community as the lead
commercial tenant in the revitalized Assembly Building.
July 27, 2016
MCA is pleased to announce that Shelly O’Neal-Shugars, CID, LEED AP has just joined the firm. With over 15 years of experience, Shelly comes to MCA with a diverse portfolio of projects including Corporate, Technology, Healthcare, Laboratory, Tenant Improvement, Higher Education, Banks and Adaptive Reuse.
July 5, 2016
MCA is pleased to announce that Mark Angielski, AIA, LEED AP has just joined the firm. With over 23 years of experience, Mark is skilled in the planning, design, and implementation of complex projects for institutional clients in the healthcare, corporate, academic and government market sectors. Mark excels in problem solving, team leadership, and the ability to incorporate highly technical criteria into operationally productive, aesthetically pleasing environments.
June 24, 2016
After encountering two late spring blizzards, MCA architects recently returned from a six week stay in Wyoming where they worked with the Facilities Engineering Associates (FEA) team on their statewide existing facilities assessment for all of Wyoming’s 545 K-12 public school buildings. The MCA team focused on providing full existing conditions assessments for 38 schools and administrative facilities for the Laramie 1 School System. The team utilized FEA’s proprietary FCNI (Facility Condition Needs Index) assessment system which was customized to meet the specific needs of the State of Wyoming School Facilities Department.
April 20, 2016
On Thursday, 4/14/16 Anthony Gill traveled to Penn State’s Stuckeman School of Architecture to critique the thesis work of ten masters degree students just two weeks before their final presentation. Meeting with his former Professor Darla Lindberg and a new faculty member Eric Sutherland of New York City, Anthony provided some practical insight and a fresh third-party perspective for these students to consider as they head towards graduation. In case you are wondering, he did not advise anyone to give up pursuing their architecture degree.
March 21, 2016
MCA jumps 2 spots in national ranking!
Modern Healthcare magazine has just released the 2016 rankings of the Top 100 Design Firms. A national survey that tracks the dollar volume of construction costs for healthcare work completed in the year prior to publication, MCA moved up two spots from the survey published one year ago.
February 1, 2016
Michelle was invited to St. Paul’s School for Girls to lead their culminating exercise in the interdisciplinary STEAM unit. Michelle is an SPSG alumna, and is also a parent to 2 daughters who are SPSG alumna. Michelle provided feedback on the students STEAM projects and gave insight into the overall challenges of creating skyscrapers and moving drawings from blue print stages to finished product. Michelle shared experiences as a woman in the professional world and shared her journey to becoming an architect.
January 15, 2016
MCA is excited to welcome Andrew Kulp to the team! Andrew received his Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University. The firm will benefit from Andrew's diverse history in academic, commerical and religious facilities.
September 24, 2015
Harvard University @ Dumbarton Oaks
MCA has been selected to provide forensic investigations and design services for multiple buildings at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections Gallery in Old Georgetown, Washington, DC. Utilizing 3D point cloud laser technologies and working with world-renowned, Australian lighting designer, Emrah Baki Ulas, the project involves forensic investigations and design for the Main House including analysis and upgrades to multiple HVAC systems, improvements to the exterior envelope, restoration of interior finishes and the addition of gallery lighting for the 1928 Music Room, Byzantine Gallery and Byzantine Courtyard as well as audio-visual enhancements to the Music Room and trustee’s Study Room. The work also includes restoration of interior finishes, analysis and elimination of moisture infiltration and restoration of exterior stone cladding on Philip Johnson’s iconic 1963 Pre-Columbian Wing.
September 17, 2015
MCA is pleased to have been invited by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to provide A/E services on-demand at their Laurel campus. JHU APL is the nation's largest university-affiliated research center, employing 5,300 people, providing cutting edge research in air and missile defense, asymmetric operations, force projection, and space science. MCA brings an extensive portfolio of R + D building design services to public and private sector pioneers in life sciences, national security, and space technologies.
August 24, 2015
Health Professions and Athletics Center Opening
Maryland Senator Jeannie Haddaway, U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, and Presidents of Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline and Talbot counties commissions and councils spoke at the opening of the new $37 million Chesapeake College Health Professions and Athletics Center (HPAC) . The largest construction project in the College’s history, the college will now be able to offer certification level coursework in a wider array of health professions and to host regional college basketball tournaments.
August 12, 2015
MCA has been selected by Calvert School to design renovations to the Lower School Building. The project will upgrade selected library, science and classroom spaces to reinforce Calvert’s learning environment.
August 3, 2015
Cecil College, Engineering and Math Building
MCA is pleased to announce that the newly opened Cecil College, Engineering and Math building received LEED Gold status.
July 14, 2015
St. Paul's School for Girls
Contruction has begun for the New Outdoor Classroom at St. Paul's School for Girls.
June 23, 2015
MCA is excited to announce the anticipated opening of the new NICU at the University of Maryland Medical Center has arrived. MCA provided full architectural and interior design services for the new $32M, 52 bed NICU. To read more about the project, please visit the following link to the Baltimore Business Journal. http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2015/06/23/first-look-at-ummcs-30-million-neonatal-intensive.html
April 27, 2015
MCA is pleased to welcome intern architect Rose Vito! Rose graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design. We are excited to help Rose cultivate her enthusiasm for sustainable design!
April 20, 2015
MCA is delighted to welcome Jordan Keys! Jordan is joining our team as an intern architect. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University School of Architecture and Design. We look forward to her fresh perspective and enthusiasm!
April 14, 2015
Master's Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering
MCA was delighted to participate in an open house reception and tour at Elizabethtown College for the Master's Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering. The open house showcased the students and facilities to prospective employers recruiting from the College's engineering program. MCA provided full A/E services for the 38,000 SF addition and 83,000 SF renovation to the Master's Center. Pictured is MCA's Rick Barton, AIA with Elizabethtown College's president, Carl J. Strikwerda.
April 13, 2015
MCA welcomes Anthoyn Gill! Anthony is a registered architect with over 11 years of experience. Anthony received a Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State University. MCA looks forward to the experience Anthony will bring from his background of diverse projects.
February 16, 2015
MCA would like to welcome the newest member of our team, Tia Harris. Tia will serve as MCA's new administrative specialist. Tia received her Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Stevenson University. Welcome!
February 9, 2015
North Village Phase III
MCA has begun the design of North Village Phase III at McDaniel College. The new residence halls are environmentally responsive residential apartments located adjacent to an historic district. MCA also provided full architectural services for Phases I and II of the North Village project as well.
February 6, 2015
Newcomer, Case and Campbell Hall Renovations
MCA is pleased to announce they have been selected to provide full architecture services for The Maryland School for the Blind. This project is Phase III of the school’s master plan effort and includes the renovation of three buildings, Case, Campbell and the historic Newcomer Hall. The Maryland School for the Blind is a private, statewide resource center providing outreach, school and residential programs to children and youth who are blind or visually impaired including those with multiple disabilities.
January 26, 2015
MCA welcomes Douglas Butari as an architectural intern. Douglas is a student at Morgan State University pursuing a degree in architecture.
December 11, 2014
MCA was commissioned to provide architectural services for the renovation of Nebraska Hall, a three-story residence hall located on the American University campus. This is MCA’s second residence hall commission for AU, having recently completed the renovations to Hughes Residence Hall
December 8, 2014
Ronald McDonald House
MCA staff was delighted to spend an evening at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Baltimore building gingerbread rowhouses with the children and families staying at the House. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore provides a home away from home for children and their families seeking treatment and healthcare at local hospitals.
December 1, 2014
Howard Community College
MCA is pleased to announce we have been chosen to provide complete design services for the renovation of the Nursing and ST buildings at Howard Community College. The 107,000 SF of renovated space will support the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division and allow for the expansion of the hospitality and culinary program, student life, the center for service learning, teaching and learning services, mediation and conflict resolution, faculty development, honors center, IT, instructional media and administration.
November 22, 2014
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Krivan on her graduation from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Kaitlyn received a Master of Arts in Design Management through a distance learning degree program while employed full time at MCA.
November 10, 2014
Campion Residence Hall and Beatty Hall
MCA was selected to provide architectural services for two concurrent renovation projects at Loyola University in Campion Residence Hall, a 9-story dormitory, and Beatty Hall, home to several academic departments.
November 6, 2014
Sheppard Pratt Health Systems
The Forbush School is a 12-month special education program for students ages five to 21 with autism spectrum disorder and other related disorders. MCA was selected by Sheppard Pratt Health System for the renovation and conversion of 15,300 SF of traditional offices to spaces that accommodate the needs of the school. The program includes classrooms, administrative offices, a library, transitional classrooms for activities of daily living, vocational classroom, multi-purpose room/gym and an occupational therapy room with a sensory integration room.
November 3, 2014
Sheppard Pratt Health Systems
The Jefferson School is a 12 month special education day school and residential school serving students ages 12 – 21 who need a specialized educational environment. MCA was recently awarded the opportunity to provide architectural services for the renovation of four residential houses to improve staff and patient safety, improve living spaces, create storage, increase staff office space and upgrade finishes.
September 24, 2014
Hanover Hospital M4 and Towson University Health + Counseling Centers are both featured in the September issue of Healthcare Design Magazine and has been mailed to 32,000 subscribers. Additionally the publication is distributed at major industry trade shows throughout the year; and projects will be featured online.
September 24, 2014
Feature Article : Smart Ideas
Following the Healtcare Design Magazine jury experience, Jurors asked for MCA's permission to publish Hanover Hospital’s M4 Surgical Inpatient Center, Terrace Room Concept in a special feature article discussing innovative design.
September 4, 2014
MCA was pleased to attend and display a booth at the 2014 CASHE (Chesapeake Area Society of Healthcare Engineering) Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania. MCA representatives David Watts, AIA, Principal and Kaitlyn Krivan, Business Development Coordinator enjoyed their time spent with current clients, consultants and contractors as well as meeting new individuals and institutions with whom MCA looks forward to getting to know better.
August 1, 2014
Cecil College, Arts and Sciences Laboratory Renovations
MCA is proud to announce that it received an Outstanding Design Award from American School & University and was published in ASU's August 2014 Edition of Educational Interiors Showcase. The 7,000 SF, $2.5M renovations allowed the biology and chemistry departments to further support the college's health science programs, strengthen their partnership programs with four-year institutions and stay abreast with current STEM initiatives.
July 22, 2014
Steve Bates, President and Principal-in-Charge of the Academic Studio, was invited to present as a guest lecturer for a graduate level course at McDaniel College. Steve gave an enriching lecture on the subject matter of Athletic Facility Design and Construction.
July 14, 2014
MCA is pleased to share that we have been pre-qualified to provide professional services at any of the Pennsylvania Historic Museum Commission's 40 campuses statewide. We look forward to working with PHMC and the opportunities this contract will bring.
July 8, 2014
MCA is pleased to welcome Veronica Plischke as the newest member to our team! Veronica is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech's School of Architecture. She has previous experience interning with architecture firms in Salisbury and Chicago. Welcome Veronica!
July 1, 2014
Congratulations to MCA employee Bethany Ziman, CID, LEED AP for her feature student profile on the Maryland University of Integrative Health website. Bethany received her Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism and Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching from MUIH in 2013. She is currently pursuing a Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Herbalism. http://muih.edu/campus-community/our-students/bethany-ziman
June 17, 2014
Here is a photo of Cecil College's Engineering and Mathematics Building under construction. The photo was taken at 3:19 PM on 6/6/14 showing portions of the west wall sun shade louver. Note the shadow cast on the glass.
June 2, 2014
Architectural and Interior Design Showcase
We are pleased to announce that two MCA projects have been accepted for publication in Healthcare Design Magazine's 7th Annual International Architectural and Interior Design Showcase.
Hanover Hospital, M4 Inpatient Unit and Towson University, Health and Counseling centers were evaluated based on innovation, community collaboration, aesthetics and operational performance by a jury of 25 architects, designers, providers, consultants and researchers.
May 27, 2014
MCA is pleased to have been selected to provide the programming, planning and design for The Heart and Vascular Center at Hanover Hospital!
May 21, 2014
Casey Bell, a senior at St. Paul’s School for Girls, will join MCA for two weeks as an intern. She is interested in marketing and communications and will be shadowing MCA’s Business Development Department. Casey will be attending Elon University in the fall as an undecided major, but is leaning towards studying communications.
May 21, 2014
Victoria Kou is a senior at St. Paul's School for Girls. She will attend Syracuse University in the fall with a major in either Architecture or Design. As an intern with MCA, she hopes to learn more about architectural and design practices during her two week stay.
May 21, 2014
Christine Doherty is joining MCA this summer as an architectural intern. She will be a senior at Morgan State University this coming fall with a major in architecture. She hopes to pursue a masters degree in architecture at University of Pennsylvania upon her completion of her undergraduate degree.
May 5, 2014
MCA is celebrating 28 years of service to the architectural community and will celebrate with a Best of MCA awards ceremony this month to honor its employees and the firm's continued success.
April 28, 2014
Cara Coughlin joins the spouses / partners of the McDaniel College Board of Trustees for a presentation of the Million Dollar Walk. The Million Dollar Walk is a series of architectural, civil, and landscape projects that aim to enhance campus features along the admissions tour. After the presentation, Cara Coughlin and two student tour guides led the committee on a modified admissions tour to show the impact of these projects in context.
March 17, 2014
MCA has been named as a Top 100 Architecture firm by Modern Healthcare - again!
March 11, 2014
MCA recently conducted a major presentation workshop showing seven different finish schemes to a substantial crowd of users comprised of faculty, staff and students for a major academic library and learning commons. The client was delighted and a design consensus was reached!
February 26, 2014
MCA is looking forward to attending the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference to be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We hope to see you there!
February 20, 2014
The Board of Directors of Marshall Craft Associates is pleased to announce the election of new corporate officers. Effective January 1st, 2014, Stephen A. Bates, AIA will serve as President; Michelle S. Hooper, AIA as Vice President + Corporate Secretary; and Merrill A. Messick, III, AIA as Vice President + Treasurer. Founding officers Linton S. Marshall III, Michael S. Craft and Sherrie L. Kormann remain active Principals with the firm, contributing technical and practice management expertise.
MCA looks forward to extending our strong tradition of design and service excellence to our clients and enhancing our partnerships in the design and construction community as we face new opportunities together in the years ahead.
February 6, 2014
Towson University's departments for student health and counseling moved into the recently complete Health and Counseling Centers for which MCA provided architectural services for an addition and complete renovation.
December 10, 2013
Fairhill School, a first through eighth grade independent school in Dallas, Texas had long wanted to expand their Fine Arts and Science facilities. Working with the local design firm D2 Architects, MCA crafted a unique design to achieve this goal within very tight site constraints. Having completed a full fund-raising brochure with 3D renderings describing the proposed project and its anticipated costs, the school is now engaged in a capital campaign to fund the project.