Metropolitan Historical Commission Honors Design of the Firm’s Office Building
The Metropolitan Historical Commission named Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC recipient of its infill award at the Commission’s 37th annual awards ceremony, in recognition of the design and implementation of the firm’s office building. Nick Dryden was architect for the building, and Adam Ryan served as designer and builder.
In presenting the award to the firm, the Commission described the details of the building:
“This infill project was designed to complement the area’s historic charm. Developed as a mixed-use property, but suggesting the traditional structure of a Victorian-style home, the house has a garden-level floor with separate entrances, and a stately first floor, complete with reclaimed doors, to complement Germantown’s affinity for unique front doors. Detailing such as trim and thick exterior walls mimic older masonry wall construction. As an added touch, the floors from the historic Melrose Bowling Alley, which was demolished in 2005, were incorporated throughout the main level—all thirty lanes of the Melrose were reclaimed and repurposed. We loved all of the details in this project, from the exterior brick work to the copper gutters and downspouts, from the window wells to the second floor terrace.”
More details about the event can be found here.