Wiencek + Associates - Thomas Cannery

Project Details

  • Type:
  • Commercial
  • Location:
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • Client:
  • Wiencek + Associates
  • Completed:
  • July 2003


Emblematic of our adaptive reuse work and our ability to turn the forgotten into the desired, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners’ Maryland office is a dynamic interplay of patina and polish. The former agricultural canner was vacant for 50 years. The trusses and clerestory windows filter natural dalight throughout the space, while a stained, heated concrete floor provides sustainable radiant warmth. As we strive to do in most of our projects, we provide a variety of textures and subtly blended colors to move your eye through the space and expand the richness of your experience - a glass concierge desk cantilevers from a concrete monolith; the angled interplay of the corridor to the studio is softened by the arc of a mezzanine which creates intimate spaces beneath it as contrast to the vaulted studio.


AIA Maryland Honor Award, 2004

Montgomery County Award for Historic Preservation - Renovation of a Historic Resource for Commercial Use, 2004


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