Exelon Baltimore Headquarters
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PROJECT Exelon Baltimore Headquarters
LOCATION Baltimore, Maryland, US
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE 11/1/2016
ASSOCIATED ARCHITECT N/A
OWNER/CLIENT Exelon Corporation
CONTRACTOR / CONSTRUCTION MANAGER General Contractor Tri-Venture: Turner Construction / Commercial Group / Mahogany Inc.
PHOTOGRAPHER Karl Connolly and Alain Jaramillo
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TEAM Rob Moylan; Chris Smialek; Mike Johnson II; Carolyn Pike
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
One of last undeveloped parcels on Baltimore’s waterfront is the site of Exelon Corporation’s 440,000-sf headquarters, housing the firm’s wholesale, retail and renewable energy operations, plus its Baltimore-based administrative offices. Exelon’s commitment marked the city’s largest construction project in more than a decade, revitalizing a long-dormant portion of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The company was eager for its new headquarters to reflect Baltimore and its people, as well as support Exelon’s culture of encouraging innovation and the power of ideas.
A workplace of approximately 1,700 employees, the headquarters is a showcase of technology and sustainability. The aesthetic reflects the harbor and local community, with local artists and furnishings manufacturers featured throughout the headquarters. Generous amounts of reclaimed wood reference the harbor’s docks and timbers from abandoned Baltimore row houses create a striking focal point on the columns in the 600-seat central trading floor and typical elevator lobbies. The interior spaces are designed in a modular fashion for flexibility and expansion using raised-access floors, modular ceiling elements and demountable partitions. “Energy Zones” (team rooms) are centrally located on each floor to create neighborhoods within the space while also creating a sense of energy and movement through the use of architectural elements, light fixtures, carpet and wood.
It was important for Exelon to show employees and clients the importance of energy savings and efficiency at all costs, therefore, the Exelon Baltimore Headquarters is the fourth largest LEED CI Platinum space in the U.S. and the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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IMAGE 1 Exelon_01.jpg; Bold colors help with wayfinding and highlight the entrances to neighborhoods. Fixed meeting rooms in the center of the plan reduce the scale of the large floor plate.; ©2017 Karl Connolly Photography
IMAGE 2 Exelon_02.jpg; Multiple work areas both open and private, with and without technology are directly adjacent to the open office area. ; ©2017 Karl Connolly Photography
IMAGE 3 Exelon_03.jpg; The pantries, located on the southern end of each floor, feature a ceiling system that orients one to the harbor and sweeping views. Reclaimed wood clads the elevator lobby and pantry walls on each of the 12 office floors.; ©2017 Karl Connolly Photography
IMAGE 4 Exelon_04.jpg; All rooms have glass perpendicular to the perimeter, allowing views to the harbor from every seat, office and corridor.; ©2017 Karl Connolly Photography
IMAGE 5 Exelon_05.jpg; Adjacent to the 10th floor conference center, a 4,000-sf outdoor terrace allows staff to work and take a break outside while overlooking the harbor.; ©2017 Karl Connolly Photography
IMAGE 6 Exelon_06.jpg; A terrazzo landing located halfway up the stair serves as a customer viewing area for the trading floor. This space has a secondary purpose as a platform for speakers during all-hands meetings.; ©2017 Karl Connolly Photography
IMAGE 7 Exelon_07.jpg; An art installation in the reception area uses technology as its medium.; ©2017 Karl Connolly Photography
IMAGE 8 Exelon_08.jpg; The main gallery connecting the reception area to the board rooms provides a wide vista to the city beyond.; ©2017 Karl Connolly Photography