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40. Pratt Street Power Plant #105architecturalinspirations

40. Pratt Street Power Plant #105architecturalinspirations


The Pratt Street Power Plant is an example of adaptive reuse that can get anyone excited about architecture. The historic former power plant located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland has undergone significant repurposing development. Design Collective, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm did the core and shell adaptive reuse of the building and has their offices on the third floor. Stop in and say hi to one of my favorite architects Marvin Kemp!


The structure is huge in scale measuring 132′ x 326′ comprising three buildings. Built in the early 1900’s of brick with terra-cotta trim and a steel frame, this industrial building was designed by Baldwin & Pennington. 

#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation 33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35. Gabion Wall 36. Rectorat de Guyane Library  37. North Bay House 38. Old Ranch Road Barn 39. Eagle Rock Residence