Kirkwood House Baltimore, Maryland

K&A provided comprehensive A/E services for the renovation of Kirkwood House, an affordable senior residence located within the city limits of Baltimore, Maryland. Originally constructed in 1977, Kirkwood House contains 261 one-bedroom units in a single brick mid-rise structure that retained many of its original features. A physical needs assessment of the building’s existing site, structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical conditions was performed to determine those areas of the building that would benefit from rehabilitation, and to develop a strategic plan to improve the functional efficiency and safety of the building.

Proposed improvements ranged from cleaning and repair of original exterior finishes to upgrading of HVAC systems to meet more stringent standards of performance. Dwelling units were individually surveyed to determine needed upgrades, while fourteen units were completely redesigned to comply with modern accessibility standards. These renovations significantly modernized and beautified the building and grounds, benefiting both Kirkwood’s senior residents and the surrounding community.