Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Johns Hopkins Bayview Alpha Commons

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Alpha Commons project consisted of an existing 60,000 SF, four-story interior and exterior building remodel that began in early May of 2011. The interior demolition consisted of the entire first, second and third floors. The exterior remodel consisted of demolition of the entire existing brick façade, exterior gyp and weather barrier, exposing the existing structural studs to remain. The fourth floor remained occupied throughout the interior and exterior remodels, which created ICRA and ILSM challenges throughout the duration of the project. The building had a phased occupancy, with the last phase being occupied in February 2012, and is now home to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Executive staff. Much like the LEED® projects Kinsley has done in the past, Baltimore City has their own Sustainable Building standards. This project encompassed these Green Building principals and applied for recognition by the Baltimore City Green Building Standards in early 2012. Currently, Kinsley is working on two additional exterior changes to the original contract. Kinsley was awarded exterior façade canopy renovations and exterior landscape/hardscape packages in March 2012. These renovations were additions to the original scope and are currently on track for final completion in August 2012. The building has been occupied throughout the exterior renovations, so extensive coordination has been ongoing between Kinsley and the occupants.