Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects has been commissioned for architectural, engineering, and specialty consulting services for the Transform Lexington Market project. The contract was awarded by Lexington Market, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that runs the historic market on behalf of the City of Baltimore.
Murphy & Dittenhafer was selected July 30, 2015, after a competitive review process that began with a request for proposals in May 2015. The award is the first step in an ambitious $26.7 million plan to revitalize the aging market. The initiative will include major renovations and minor additions to the market while maintaining continuous operation.
Lexington Market, Inc. selected Murphy & Dittenhafer for their related building transformation design experience and expertise, and their ability to facilitate collaboration among project partners.
“We look forward to working with collaborators who not only have wide-ranging expertise, but also a strong track record of similar, highly successful projects that enhance the quality of life for residents,” says Lexington Market, Inc. and Baltimore Public Markets Executive Director Robert Thomas.
Murphy & Dittenhafer’s track record with similar projects includes Annapolis City Dock Market House in Annapolis, MD, Central Market in York, PA, and Central Market in Lancaster, PA. Their Baltimore experience include such notable projects as The Tremont Grand, Old St. Paul’s Church, First & Franklin Presbyterian and The University of Baltimore Student Center. The firm has also helped transform many Baltimore landmarks, including the Hippodrome Theatre, while also contributing to the revitalization of the West Side/Bromo Arts District, among other neighborhoods