The Resiliency and Rebirth of a Baltimore Warehouse
Date & Time
Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Melanie Ray Sean Kefferstan

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the Baltimore waterfront was defined by the unique architecture of its riparian-based industry, supported by a growing population and prominence among East Coast cities. With the modernization of the shipping and canning industries, many of these historic warehouses were abandoned, creating unique opportunities for developers and architects to redefine the waterfront for the 21st century. However, rising sea levels due to climate change require such projects to consider strategies of resilient design. Formerly a hub for a rotating collection of canning and fruit packing companies, Elms Fells Point is the latest redevelopment along the harbor front promenade, reviving one of the last remaining underdeveloped segments with pedestrian access to the water. In this presentation, the design team from Hord Coplan Macht will tell the story of how this historic warehouse and site with a deep history of Baltimore industry was transformed into a modern 285-unit apartment building with over 16,000 SF of amenity and three expansive outdoor courtyards. Through adaptive reuse and resilient design, Elms Fells Point is an example of how waterfront properties with a history of industrial use can reclaim these prominent sites and reconnect them to the greater community.

Location Name
Galleria South
Full Address
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
United States
Course Credit
Number of Credits
1 Learning Unit (60 min.)