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    American Academy
    in Rome


    Anthony Gill heads to Rome!

    MCA is very pleased to announce that MCA Associate Anthony Gill, AIA has been accepted as a Visiting Scholar to the American Academy in Rome. Anthony’s project, entitled “The Culture of Practice”, will investigate the inherent differences between the practice of architecture in Italy and the United States. The American Academy in Rome is a leading center for independent studies and advanced research in the fine arts and the humanities. The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program provides artists and scholars of all nationalities the opportunity to experience the intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation that characterizes the American Academy in Rome.

    La Bella Vita! Congratulations, Anthony!


    Newcomer Hall Restoration tops out

    Project Manager Alan Bowman and Designer Kaitlyn Kehoe inspect the exterior restoration of historic Newcomer Hall at the Maryland School for the Blind, as it approaches a milestone with completion of much of the exterior envelope restoration. Following Department of the Interior Guidelines, and as approved by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), the exterior facade of the c: 1910 masonry façade has undergone a complete restoration, now reaching completion as removal of the elaborate construction scaffolding which encased the entire structure begins.

    Newcomer Hall is one of several buildings that MCA has been working on with Maryland School for the Blind for the past three years as part of a major capital projects initiative. Andrews Hall re-opened in 2017. Interior renovation construction on Newcomer Hall and the adjacent Case and Campbell Halls is expected to last through July, 2020.