To The Point
Take a developer focused on inner citiesa company led by someone with a talent for finding abandoned industrial sites and turning them into gold. Add landscape architects with open minds and respect for history. If youre lucky, youll get something as fine as Tide Point, the 15-acre landscaped portion of an old Baltimore soap factory adapted into an office complex. Old/new Tide Point isnt self-conscious in an arty sense, but it is self-aware, retaining its hardscaped industrial character while taking advantage of one of Charm Citys best harbor views. Its landscape architects were Barbara Wilks, ASLA, and Alex Washburn of W Architecture + Landscape Architecture, New York City; their client was Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, a national leader among developers specializing in the use of federal historic tax credits.
Thanks to Jeffrey Lofton