PLATINUM | Anthem House
Photography by RAY CAVICCHIO
Design Statement |Named for The Star-Spangled Banner, which was penned at Fort McHenry just steps from the 3D copper-folded plane elements that highlight the building’s entrance, Anthem House—like its namesake—boldly declares Baltimore a city of resilience and pride. Standing nine stories tall and positioned toward the water, Anthem House mirrors the deep roots of the surrounding neighborhood, while serving as a new gateway to the waterfront and neighborhoods of South Baltimore.
Its sleek exterior and modern lobby are adorned with eye-catching murals of hometown legends, painted by Maryland artist Jeff Huntington, and energetic designs from Washington, D.C.-based graffiti muralist MasPaz. The ground floor is activated with 20,000 sf of unique retail, including a boutique fitness studio, a hip spot for jazz music and Korean cuisine, and a coffee-to-cocktails cafe.
The open spaces that flow from the lobby, through the library and into the gathering space invite residents, guests, and patrons to interact with design elements that feel warmly inviting; part nod to the area’s architectural heritage, part reflection of the sophisticated authenticity found in chic boutique hotels.
Judges’ Comments | The interiors—especially the graphics and textures—are great and unexpected. It’s a complete community, and consistently designed.
GOLD | One Uptown
Photography by PANAVIZ
Architect/Designer | Humphreys & Partners
Builder | Hunt Construction Group
Developer | Stoneleigh Companies, LLC
Interior Merchandiser | Faulkner Design Group
Land Planner | TH Prichett & Associates
Landscape Architect/Designer | TH Prichett & Associates
Interior Designer | Faulkner Design Group
Design Statement | One Uptown represents the highest and best use for the Dallas Uptown neighborhood in terms of density, walkability, mixed-use, and response to the ever-changing demographics and resident demands of the market. One Uptown has the highest walkability score in Dallas, making it the perfect location for residents seeking a safe and active downtown lifestyle.
This project engaged a high level of risk-taking, being built on less than one acre in a fully developed environment, further complicated by excavating 62 feet below ground surface, a first for a multifamily high-rise in Dallas. The project truly maximizes the site’s potential with a high floor area ratio represented in its density, while still respecting the natural symmetry of the site, streetscape, and surrounding neighborhood through modern and elegant architecture.
One Uptown is not only mixed use in itself, but is also situated between three major roadways for a quick commute to other parts of the metroplex. Residents can walk across the street to Whole Food’s flagship store, run or bike the Katy Trail, or shop and eat on McKinney Avenue, a prominent Dallas destination for entertainment.
Judges’ Comments | Overall, this project is very nicely done, from the floor-to-ceiling windows and the folding doors to the indoor/outdoor connections. Judges also commented on decks being used to create interesting and successful massing on the façades.