At the Grand Opening celebration of Mount Vernon Mill No. 1, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told the crowd that, "I get to see everyday the progress that Baltimore is making."
Alexander Design Studio was ranked #5 on the Baltimore Business Journal's 2013 list of Most Generous Corporate Givers in the Baltimore Area.
Mt. Vernon Mill No. 1 was named Best Development in 2013 City Paper Best Of Baltimore edition.
Nearing completion, David Tufaro discusses Mt. Vernon Mill No. 1 with the Baltimore Sun and gives you a look inside the project.
Charles Alexander was included in the March 2013 Baltimore Smart CEO "CEO Forum". The question posed to a group of local business leaders was how business can best serve the community. He responded:
"Historically, it starts with my father. He was the CEO of a business that was a third-generation contracting company, and they've always believed that when you're in a business and working within a community, you have certain obligations to that community. I've continued that tradition. As an architect, what we do is part business, but it's also a social endeavor because we're affecting the environment. The environments we create are about people. In our office, we have a motto that life comes first, business second. With that in mind, I believe in being very flexible toward people's schedules, which allows them to be on boards, attend breakfast meetings or leave early to hit a meeting. My advice is to give in a way that allows your giving to be magnified - identify how what you do could have ripple effects for the organizations that you're helping."
Jacques Kelley talks about the redevelopment of Mt. Vernon Mill No. 1 and revitalization along the Jones Falls Valley in the Baltimore Sun.
Alexander Design Studio was ranked #9 on the Baltimore Business Journal's 2012 list of Most Generous Corporate Givers in the Baltimore Area.
Alexander Design Studio custom-designed 4,500 square feet of office space for Floura Teeter Landscape Architects to provide them with a balanced and functional workspace. The design includes a unique entrance featuring a hardwood floor that streams continuously into a counter height conference table. The design was carefully configured to maximize space while presenting a dynamic first impression to visitors exiting the elevators onto the third floor.
To maximize the flow of light throughout the open-floor plan workspace and minimize energy usage, the partners’ offices along the Charles Street-facing wall are enclosed with glass walls to take advantage of natural daylight filtering through large windows.
FTLA occupies the entire third floor of the five-story Park Plaza building in historic Mt. Vernon that was recently restored after the interior was destroyed by a fire in 2010. “The new floor plan gives us more space as we continue to grow and hire new staff,” says FTLA partner Aaron Teeter. “Its unique design and features are also a reflection of our commitment to sustainability and innovation.”