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The origins of the humble pencil— the essential tool at the very beginning that allows us to translate all those great designs we have in our minds to something on paper that we can then share and build.

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TED posted an episode of Small Thing Big Idea.

Why are pencils shaped like hexagons, and how did they get their iconic yellow color?

The fascinating history of the pencil:

Quite the site visit today, checking out the progress on some self-storage facilities we are building-- we have several active projects right now! And how do you end a successful site visit seeing your hard work coming to fruition? You stop at the legendary The Essen Room of course.

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It's great when existing buildings can get repurposed. This former electronics giant is about to become self-storage units. But first, we needed to add an elevator for that second floor coming in!

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Looking ahead to next month and Curry Architects will be attending ICSC International Council of Shopping Centers Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal-Making this March 21-22 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Looking forward to seeing all of our partners in the industry and sharing some of our recent design work in retail development.

Have you driven down Owings Mills Blvd lately? One of Baltimore's most popular restaurants Stanford Grill is expanding with a new location, Stanford Kitchen in Owings Mills! Stay tuned for more progress photos-- the whole exterior is getting a facelift and the entire interior will be remodeled. We can't wait for opening day this spring!

#curryarchitects #curryinteriors #restaurantdesign #baltimorerestaurant #owingsmills #baltimorearchitect #baltimoredesigner #architecture #interiordesign #eatlocal #baltimorefoodie

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A beautiful drone flyover of our project currently under construction Talmudical Academy of Baltimore. Visit our website to see more renderings of our expansion of the oldest Hebrew school in Baltimore.

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This Monday morning has us thinking about great teams. On larger architectural projects like the ones we do, those teams can be pretty big and we are grateful to all of our engineering partners that make these projects a reality. Amazing design can't happen without our MEP engineers, civil engineers and structural engineers.

We are pretty sure our coworker in New Zealand was grateful for the structural engineer that designed this bridge!

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New Employee Announcement!

We are thrilled to announce that Alexis Mcmillan has joined the CURRY team as a Project Coordinator. We are so happy to have her here and below is a little information about her.

1. How long have you been working at Curry Architects? 1 week

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2 .What is your favorite kind of project? Housing

3 Where is your favorite place to travel? Japan

4. What is your favorite day of the week? Saturday

5. What is your favorite quote? “I think therefore, I am.”
~ Rene Descartes

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We have been so honored to be a part of developing the Pearlstone Center's new master plan with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Read more about the exciting new things coming to their campus that will further enhance their services and visitor experiences in the link below. Here's just a sneak peek of two of our renderings of the new Farm Center concept that will have a variety of hands-on activities and educational programs for visitors.

https://www.associated.org/pageaspxpid401rst

Good morning! It’s 8 degrees here in Baltimore right now. We tried to think of a fun and educational post about insulating buildings but we got very distracted by these pics from our coworker’s latest travels. She was smart enough to go where it’s summer right now and is in New Zealand! Does all that lush green and crystal blue water make you miss warmer weather too? #endlesssummer #currytravels

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We can't wait to see what other great photos David S. Brown Enterprises sends of our current projects! Here is the Faculty Housing project at McDonogh School that we posted about a few weeks ago. With this technology you really get a sense of the landscape and context of these buildings on their campus.

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We wish everyone a very happy New Year! Thanks for following us in 2017 and we look forward to sharing more of our architecture and interior design projects with you in 2018.

Curry Architects contributed to the Baltimore waterfront's skyline and completed the Pier IV Ernst & Young building at the historic Power Plant as shown in the lower left side of this photo. Photo of our fair city's gorgeous NYE fireworks display is courtesy of our friends at Visit Baltimore

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We were excited to see one of our projects Cask & Grain with Merritt Properties, LLC as the front and center image for Baltimore's 2018 Restaurant Week in the The Baltimore Sun. Lots of Curry Architects projects are participating from Nailah's Kitchen to AGGIO so be sure to check out the great deals on amazing food and enjoy the design and architecture too!


http://e.baltimoresun.com/a/hBaRnEQB8hLfIB9S4xCABC…/bal14-0…

Baltimore Restaurant Week, held each winter and summer, starts Jan. 12 and runs through Jan. 21. Heavy Seas Beer is rolling out a new brew in tandem with the city's promotion.
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Onsite today for another Curry Architects project-- the new location for Stanford Kitchen, sister restaurant to Stanford Grill with locations in Columbia and Rockville.
The old exterior of the building is getting removed and the interior has been gutted. Keep following us for more progress of this fantastic new addition to the Owings Mills restaurant scene.

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Last week Baltimore made Zagat's 2017 List of Most Exciting Food Cities and we couldn't agree more! We love designing restaurants for our city. Check out our local restaurant designs and follow us on social media to see our projects in progress.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/…/bs-fe-zagat-food-cities-20171…