Warehouse at Camden Yards Improvements

Baltimore, Maryland

Architect: Murphy Dittenhafer, Inc

Infrastructure improvements were made to the Warehouse at Camden Yards, constructed between 1899-1905 and home to the Maryland Stadium Authority, Baltimore Orioles and a number of tenants.  The historic 430,000 sf eight-story building is 1,116 feet long and encompasses approximately 300,000 sf of offices. This project involved ten tasks to renovate and upgrade interior and exterior lighting controls, public lobbies and lobby restrooms on the North, Camden and South sides; a new canopy on the east side, exterior lighting for signage and new signage, exterior façade lighting, window improvements, new flagpoles, and upgrade HVAC systems. Services included planning meetings with the Client, existing condition surveys, development of conceptual designs and construction documents.

The 25-year old lighting control systems were evaluated and replaced with new modern technology and controls were added in areas not currently controlled. Design options were provided for new exterior facade lighting systems with color changing capabilities on the East side of the Warehouse tied into the existing lighting control system. Exterior signage lighting upgrades include providing options and design for replacement of the existing Welcome to Oriole Park sign and other signage currently dark.  Design for new lighting and security cameras on the east side canopy includes possible lighting for wayfinding signage at the lobby entrances and tenant spaces. New security cameras will connect to the existing EXACQ Vision security system.

Renovation of lobby restrooms on levels 1, 6, 7 and 8 included partial demolition and design for new domestic cold water, hot water and waste piping and ADA-compliant lavatories, a new wet pipe sprinkler system designed in accordance with NFPA 13 and extension of the existing wet pipe system. New wet pipe sprinkler systems were also provided in the public lobby areas.  WFT performed planning, design and construction administration for electrical wiring and controls, plumbing, fire protection, and some mechanical systems.