Credited with turning a 15 acre derelict old industrial site into the epicenter of Baltimore’s Digital Harbor, this project is about transformation. Tide Point was the site of one of Procter & Gamble’s main soap producing plants. Now the renovated buildings house high tech companies and institutions. Once, its boardwalk was off-limits to the public--- now the site opens to the water and views beyond. Our role in the project included master planning and coordinating public easement through the site, designing new construction for site amenities, and landscape architecture.
The landscape of the site seeks create an environment that both draws neighborhood residents to the waterfront and also serves the needs of the office campus—creating flexible event spaces as well as places to meet, eat and rest. In the summer, the fog machine works to cool pedestrians, and hammocks and Adirondack chairs dot the promenade and waterfront plaza.
The site plan provides clear vehicular and pedestrian pathways and easements to Baltimore City for the public access to the waterfront. To meet the needs of the historic certification, the campus design merges the tidewater with industrial. Site furniture is created from concrete and industrial remnants. Many industrial site features are integrated into the overall design. The project opened in 2004 and has received numerous awards and has been featured in many publications. It is certified historic by the Department of the Interior. The campus landscape project was completed on time and on budget for $10,500,000.