914 Forest Drive, Suite 202
Annapolis, MD 21403
Congregation Kol Shalom
Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church
Iglesia Hispana Emmanuel
Lion's Den Christian Fellowship
Eastport Yacht Club
Over its quarter century in business, Halpern Architects has provided services on a wide range of building types, with the support of congregations and religious institutions being one of the most frequently occurring project types within our portfolio.
Located on secluded site off
After 20 years of growth, Congregation Kol Shalom once again returned to Halpern Architects to assist with an expansion process. Halpern Architects assisted in a strategic planning process, which allowed the congregation to explore whether to expand on site or relocate to a new facility. Halpern Architects assisted in evaluating the suitability of existing structures being considered for the congregation’s purposes, evaluating the maximum extent of expansion that could occur on their existing site, and then assisted in narrowing their project goals to meet their mid-term needs. It was concluded to expand the existing building at their current location. Included in this process was an assessment of the condition of the existing building and identification of long term and deferred maintenance items which strategically were included within the project scope. Working within the tight project schedule, Halpern Architects has completed construction documents. The project is scheduled for completion by September 2014.
Anne’s Episcopal Church is on
Halpern Architects has provided services for Iglesia Hispana Emmanuel Church on a number of projects. Initially, Halpern Architects was retained to evaluate the church’s then current site for future expansion capabilities. After determining that their site could not support the church’s long term objectives the property was sold and a new property purchased.
Halpern Architects was then retained to assist with code compliance issues and to evaluate other expansion opportunities.
Den originally hired Halpern Architects to assist with minor improvements to their
existing facility. Later, Halpern Architects was hired on a consulting basis to
comment on the feasibility of creating a new facility on a site that the church
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|Eastport Yacht Club,
Halpern Architects entered and won the design competition to design a new facility for Eastport Yacht Club. Working with the City of Annapolis, Halpern Architects successfully negotiated a series of administrative variances that allowed an expanded footprint on this critical area site. Coordinating the objectives of a successive collection of steering committees, Halpern Architects created a design that was intended to fit the context of the historic waterfront of Annapolis, meet the needs and goals of the membership, take fullest advantage of the views and the site features, address the critical area laws, provide an efficient floor plan that allowed for future growth, and to do this on a very tight budget.
The new building was approximately 4,300 square feet and featured a large meeting room, bar and open deck with a supporting kitchen at the second floor level. The ground floor uses included restroom/shower facilities, storage areas, the club office, and a space which could be leased to a yacht broker in order to improve cash flow in the early years of the club, and which later could become a junior member room. Halpern Architects also assisted in the redesign of the marina to increase the number and utility of the slips.
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