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Firm honored for design of Washington County museum courtyard, atrium

December 30, 2012

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects, or AIA, recently presented the 2012 Good Design = Good Business Award to Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects for its design of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts courtyard enclosure and atrium.

The award was presented at the annual Design Excellence Event at the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University.

Murphy & Dittenhafer’s design repurposed the museum’s exterior courtyard as a 3,200-square-foot atrium space to better serve the historic institution.

“This project successfully told the story of the positive impact of the design on this institution to rebrand its identity in the region,” the Philadelphia-based jury was quoted as saying in a news release. “The design captures an underutilized exterior courtyard to repurpose it as a year-round venue to better serve the art museum. As a result, the museum has been successful in increasing attendance, membership and rentals of the courtyard for functions, as well as accommodating new programming.”

The atrium project includes a gentle-sloping glazed roof, brick floor radiant heating system, LED lighting and a mechanical system with energy-monitoring controls.

Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects is a 15-person firm with more than 25 years of experience.

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