Historic + Adaptive Reuse

MCA traditionally serves clients who own, occupy and maintain their own physical environments. A very high percentage of our clients are large institutions that lead in their sectors regionally, nationally and globally. They expect the highest levels of design quality and responsive service and inspire us to continually improve the way we do business to serve their changing needs. We are particularly proud of the confidence that our clients have placed in our efforts through a large amount of repeat work awarded to MCA. An abbreviated list of Historic + Adaptive Reuse project types we have completed served over the years includes:


    • The Archdiocese of Baltimore
        St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Restoration
        Ascension Lutheran Church, Towson
        Sanctuary Modifications/ Contextual Addition
    • Baltimore City Department of Public Works
        Clarence Mitchell Courthouse Building Envelope Repairs
        War Memorial Plaza Building Envelope and Roof Repairs
    • Baltimore County Department of Public Works
        Allegheny Building Restoration / Adaptive Reuse to Offices
    • B & O Building
        Oliver T. Carr Restoration / Re-Use
    • Baltimore Museum of Art
        20+ projects including:
        Alterations/Restorations/ Roof Replacement
        Thalheimer, May & Auditorium Building Renovations
        West Wing Renovations
    • Baltimore Sun
        Multiple Manufacturing and Administrative Renovations
        Aerial Pedestrian Bridge
    • Bosley United Methodist Church, Sparks
        Exterior / Steeple Restoration
    • Calvert School
        Evacuation plans
        Lower school Library and Kindergarten
        Classroom renovations and ADA entrance
        Upper School Science Laboratory
    • Confidential Museum Renovation, Washington DC
        Renovation/restoration of an early 1900s museum in the capitol district
    • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown
        Exterior Restoration
    • Gay Street Firehouse
        Sanctuary Modifications / Contextual Addition
    • Gilman School
        Carey Hall (Upper School Building) College Counseling Center Renovation
        Multiple design studies for the historic Gymnasium
    • Grace United Methodist Church, Baltimore
        Evacuation plans
    • Greenway Cottage Roland Park Place
        Restoration / Alterations
    • Harvard University at Dumbarton Oaks
      Envelope + Skylight Repairs, Moisture and Acoustics Assessments, AV integration, and HVAC improvements in the following spaces:

        Pre-Columbia Wing
        Historic Main House
        Byzantine Courtyard
        Byzantine Gallery
        The Music Room
        Upper Foyer Landing
        Study/Founders Room + Adjoining Galleries
    • Johns Hopkins University
        Evergreen Museum Envelope and Copper Roof Repair
        Peabody Campus Building Envelope Repairs
        Wyman Park Building Multiple Renovations
        Homewood House Roof Repairs Government and Community Affairs Renovation
    • Lyric Theatre
        Restoration / Alterations
    • Maryland School for the Blind
        Newcomer, Case, Campbell Halls Renovation
        Andrews Hall Renovation
    • McDaniel College
        Dean’s Cottage Renovation
        Alumni Hall
        Lewis Hall Renovation
        Baker Hall Renovations
        Blanche Ward Hall Renovation
        McDaniel Hall Renovation
        Multiple Small-Scale Residential Renovations
        Winslow Hall Renovations
        Harvey Stone Park Feasibility Study
    • MEDCO
        C&O Canal Assessment + Visitor Center
    • Mount Saint Mary’s College
        Renovations and contextual addition
    • National Parks Service
        Amistad National Recreation Area
        Catoctin Mountain Visitor Center
        Clara Barton House
        George Washington Memorial Parkway
        Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
        Great Falls Park
        Greenbelt National Park, National Historic Site
        Joshua Tree National Park Assessment
        Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
        Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Padre Island National Seashore
        Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
        San Francisco Maritime Museum
        Walnut Canyon National Monument
        Zion National Park Administration Building
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
        BWI site (formerly Westinghouse) and ATL facility (formerly Bell Labs) – Multiple projects
    • Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore
        Slate Roof Replacement
    • Science Museum of Virginia
        Dome Roof Repairs
    • The Sheppard Pratt Health System
        Psychiatric Alterations at the Main Building
        Renovations at various Campus Buildings & Pergola Bridge
    • Salisbury University
        Nanticoke Hall Renovation
    • Smithsonian Institution
        Various Building Infrastructure Projects in Multiple Buildings under IDIQ. Projects Include:
        Historic Castle Building, Arts and Industries Building, National Museum of American History, National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Freer Gallery, Fox House and Cooper-Hewitt Museum
    • Sparks Community Center
        Feasibility Study
    • St. Mary’s County Public Schools
        Margaret Brent Middle School Addition/Renovation
    • Towson University
        Auburn House Studies for Restoration
        Stephens Hall Lecture Hall Renovations
    • United States Air Force
        Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC
        Adaptive Reuse of Historic Hangar as Band Facility
    • United States Army
        Adaptive Reuse of Historic Barracks into Office Space
        Water Quality Laboratory Inside 1918 Warehouse
        Walter Reed Army Medical Center
        Forest Glen Annex, Washington, DC
        Structural Stabilization of Multiple Buildings
        Window Replacements of Three Historic Buildings
        Aberdeen Proving Grounds, ECES Building E3835
        Aberdeen Proving Grounds, BEDCOM HQ Building 3071
    • United States Postal Service
        Ellicott City Historic Post Office Renovation
    • United States Navy
        Contextual Addition at Dahlgren, SHPO Interface
        Demolition/Reno/Addition to BEQ, SHPO Interface
        United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
        Historic Chapel Interior Repairs
        Historic Hubbard Hall Boathouse Restoration
        Marine Barracks Building 9 Renovations for the Drum and Bugle Corps
        Naval Research Laboratory Adaptive Re-use of Historic Foundry
    • University Of Maryland, College Park
        Chincoteague Hall Renovation, LEED GOLD
        McKeldin Library Renovation
        Administration Building Renovation
        Marie Mount Hall Renovation
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
        Over two dozen projects including Scott Carriage House, Stagg and McAdams House, Moseley House, and Johnson Hall
    • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
        AE Term Contact
        1936 Wing Window Repairs
    • Virginia Union University
        Huntley Hall Air Conditioning Upgrades
      • Newman Hall Air Conditioning Upgrades
    • Walters Art Museum
        Fifth Floor Relocations
        Curatorial + Conservation Interior Renovations of Historic Foundry
    • Wyoming Public Schools
        State-wide facility assessments of aging academic buildings and structures