Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Shopping Centers — December 21, 2012 - January 10, 2013 — 23A


B est of 2012 P rojects and D evelopments Wins “SILVER” in Mixed-Use/Re-Development in October 2012 Retail Design Competition The Martin Architectural Group redevelops Towne Centre at Laurel

outdoor main street anchored by a cinema and incorporating fast casual and leisure dining experiences with café seating and amenities will encourage gathering and social interaction. Lush landscaping and abundant seating placed within a central green provide a park like setting in the middle of this revitalized asset of the Laurel Maryland community. What makes this Project/ Job your favorite or most unique? TheMartinArchitectural Group believes that any opportunity to revitalize an existing property and improve on the community’s socio-economic diversity is always rewarding and uplifting. n

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Developer Somera Capital / AEW Capital / Greenberg Gibbons Comm’l. Architect The Martin Architectural Group, PC Base Building MEP PE Services Civil Engineer Greenhorne & O’Mara General Contractor Chesapeake Contracting Grp. Site Utilities Engineer B&R Construction Services Structural Engineer Morabito Consultants

he redevelopment of an- other failing mall and re- positioning it to a vibrant town center which will include a proposed 12 screen cinema, proposed 50,000 s/f Harris Teeter grocery, relocated 70,000 s/f Bur- lington Coat Factory and various other retailers, as well as fast ca- Size: Approx. 400,000 s/f retail & 435 rental apt. Submitting Company Type: Architect T Location: Laurel, MD Project Name: Town Centre at Laurel Type of Project: Mixed-Use

Towne Centre at Laurel

sual and leisure dining concepts. The property will also incorporate 435 rental apartments and two structured parking decks. The development team of Som- era Capital, AEW Capital and Greenberg Gibbons Commercial, have selected a design team, headed by The Martin Architec- tural Group and civil engineer

Greenhorne & O’Mara. Both the developers and design profession- als are experienced in designing plans that turn failing properties back into economic drivers of the communities they serve. The Laurel Mall re-vision will incorporate approximately 400,000 s/f of retail and 435 rental apartments. A walkable

Wins “SILVER” in October 2012 Retail Design Competition D.F. Pray meets all challenges including weather to complete NJ project

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Architect: JRS Architect, P.C. General Contractor: D.F. Pray, Inc. T he P roject T eam

hase Sapphire Bank was a Ground-up construc- tion project of a 4,500 Chase Sapphire Bank Type of Project: Bank Size: 4,500 s/f Submitting Company Type: General Contractor C s/f Bank in Manahawkin, NJ. “This project is a prime example of D.F. Pray’s dedication and commitment to excellence,” said Laprise. During construction, D.F. Pray Location: Manahawkin, NJ Project Name:

MEP Engineers: Joseph R. Loring & Associates, Inc.

Contractors completed the proj- ect on time and on budget. To do so, D.F. Pray strategi- cally reassigned and realigned all project subcontractors and trades, and through relentless perseverance, long days, mul- tiple shifts and weekends, D.F. Pray delivered the project as outlined for a predetermined grand opening. n

Chase Sapphire Bank, Manahawkin, NJ

worked closely with the Chase Bank project manager, the de- sign team of JRS Architect and Joseph R. Loring & Assoc., Inc., MEP Engineers, to refine project challenges associated with the rollout of a prototype. In the

process, D.F. Pray established good working relationships with the township and the landlord to insure continuity of all parties involved. This project required both the accomplished skills of an expert

general contractor and a veteran meteorologist. In a Noah-like scenario, the 16-week construc- tion period was plagued by 21 days of rain and two hurricanes, the rainiest summer season in a century. Yet D.F. Pray General

Wins “SILVER” in Interior Design in October 2012 Retail Design Competition Encore Construction transforms existing space into The Local Vine Cellar Wine & Spirits

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General Contractor Encore Construction Inc. Landlord The Hines Group Owner David Shott The Local Vine Cellar Wine & Spirits T he P roject T eam the build out bring a dynam- ic aesthetic to the space. The project being located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, this was an excellent oppor- tunity for Encore to show- case our quality of work to the DC community. n

Location: Washington, DC Project Name: The Local Vine Cellar Wine & Spirits Type of Project: Retail Wine Store Size: 1,269 s/f Submitting Company Type: General Contractor

core specializes in retail and restaurant construction throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Encore utilizes a teamwork approach and es- tablishes relationships and clear communication with all parties at the start of The Local Vine Cellar Wine & Spirits


he Local Vine Cel- lar was an interior tenant remodel of an

titions, installation of a new finish floor and ceiling, new light and display fixtures, a cash wrap, painting, and more. Encore Construction was the general contractor for The Local Vine Cellar. En-

every project. Encore works with many repeat customers due to their ability to consis- tently deliver this value.

existing space into a retail wine store at 425 11th Street NW, Washington, DC. The new interior build out in- cluded demolition, new par-

What made this project unique?

The open design of the store and the colors used in

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