SOURCE: Notari Associates

May 07, 2007 08:30 ET

Notari Associates Architects Selected to Design New Frederick Office Building

New Commercial Office Facility Will Offer 120,000-Sq.Ft. Corporate Office Space

FREDERICK, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- Notari Associates, a leading architectural, planning and interior design firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, has recently been selected to design the Ballenger Center, a new four-story, 120,000-sq.ft. commercial office building located in Frederick, Maryland.

The developer, Heritage Properties, Inc., of Towson, Maryland, selected Notari Associates from a pool of six architectural firms to design the proposed office building, which will sit on a six-acre site. The Ballenger Center Office Building will offer Class "A" office space with an unmatched visibility and clear-cut access to the I-70 corridor.

"The demand for high quality office space in Frederick, Maryland has increased significantly over the past few years," says Peter Waldron, Director of Development for Heritage Properties. "Ballenger Center will be designed to meet the demands of those emerging companies looking to locate or expand in Frederick."

Notari Associates has begun pre-construction discussions, including cost estimates and design development with the construction manager, Morgan Keller Construction, and Heritage Properties. Notari will accommodate an aggressive design schedule and will incorporate several innovative design ideas into the architectural plan. The aesthetic of the office building will incorporate the vernacular architecture of Frederick and the use of brick with stone accents. With this mix of modern and traditional design as well as an excellent location, Heritage hopes to attract businesses from the District of Columbia's metropolitan area and the I-270 corridor.

"Our corporate design work helps to integrate people, processes and technology to enhance performance. We are confident that this project will boost business in the area and benefit the community," said Peter Notari, President of Notari Associates. "We are delighted to be working with Heritage Properties and Jack Cannella, Vice President of Design and Construction, on this much-needed Frederick office facility."

Other contributors to the development of Ballenger Creek Office Building include civil engineer Harris Smariga of Frederick, Maryland, structural engineer Rathgeber/Goss Associates of Rockville, Maryland, and the mechanical, electric, and plumbing contractor (MEP) Schlenger/Pitz & Associates, Inc. of Timonium, Maryland.

Construction is anticipated to begin in May 2008.

Established in 1986, Notari Associates is a full-service architectural, planning, and interior design firm with an architectural philosophy to address the -- "Build. Work. Look" of a project. Build -- constructability; Work -- functionality; Look -- aesthetically appropriate. The firm has designed projects from Fort Lauderdale to Boston and from Portland to San Diego, with work ranging from individual office plans to large-scale commercial/retail projects. Notari Associates has extensive experience in project development and management, including programming, design, budgeting and scheduling. For additional information, visit or call 410.752.0330.

For over twenty years, Heritage Properties, Inc., a Towson, Maryland-based developer, has been developing Class "A" commercial offices, retail centers and industrial properties. At one time the development arm of the former Meridian Health Care, Inc., the company has constructed projects throughout Central Maryland, the Eastern Shore and in North Carolina totaling more than four million square feet. According to Peter A. Waldron, Director of Development, "Heritage develops to own, which means we're committed to the long-term and the immediate needs of our tenants whom we regard as our partners. Our mission is to provide superior business environments for our clients." Heritage Properties choose 327 Ballenger Center Drive as their first foray into the Frederick market. For additional information, visit

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