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Ram's Head Tavern
Ram's Head Tavern

The Ram's Head Tavern is an 18th Century building located a block off of Church Circle in historic Annapolis. The building was originally a residential building never intended to be used as commercial office space. Halpern Architects was presented with the challenge to adaptively reuse the residential building, combine it with two adjacent structures (a dry cleaner and a barber shop), and enclose an open courtyard.

Halpern Architects maximized the impact of the available floor area through creative use of interior space planning, colors and detailing. The creative use of space also hid modern HVAC equipment and contemporary structure details. The bar and equipment layout was designed for maximum efficiency and the courtyard became a vital internal circulation link for the commercial complex.

Halpern Architects seamlessly brought the building up to modern codes and guided the owner through the Historic Preservation Commission approval process within the project's tight time frame. This allowed the tavern to open on time.
Ram's Head Tavern
Ram's Head CourtyardRam's Head Brewery
Ram's Head Interior