KTGY-designed Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads Wins Top Honors at Three Award Ceremonies


TYSONS CORNER, Va., Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads in Baltimore, Maryland, designed by award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, recently earned top honors at three award ceremonies. Developed by Somerset Construction Company and managed by Bozzuto Management, The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads was recognized as the Best Baltimore Apartment Community 2012 at the Delta Associates 16th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Mid-Atlantic Apartment & Condominium Industries event. Additionally, the Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA) presented The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads with a Gold Award in the category of Stellar Elevator Community: $1,200 and up at its 16th Annual Star Awards Gala. In September, The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads earned a Grand Award for the Best Design & Architecture, Multi-Family New Construction, 5 Stories and Under in the Great American Living Awards (GALA) program, which is sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Washington Metropolitan Sales and Marketing Council.

Targeting LEED Gold certification, The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads is a 365-unit eco-friendly luxury rental apartment home community located on White Marsh Boulevard in the 1,000-acre Baltimore Crossroads mixed-use development in Baltimore. The Arbors offers 23 floor plans, which are available in single, two-, and three-bedroom formats, including homes with dens, lofts, and balconies. The well-appointed apartment homes are built around a six-story parking garage, which is designed to allow residents to park and live on the same level of the apartment building and includes electric car-charging stations and solar panels on the roof. Community amenities include a two-story community room with a fitness center, multi-media center, adjacent kitchen and bar, billiards room, business center with conference area, fireplace, library, child play areas, and a pet spa with pet washroom and dog run. Additional amenities include a multi-tier swimming pool with sunning decks, multiple grills, garden, tot lot, and car wash area.

The Arbors is close to numerous popular retailers, restaurants and entertainment centers, just minutes from the White Marsh Town Center. Ideally positioned in the growth corridor of Baltimore, The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads is 2 miles to Interstate 95 which provides direct routes both north and south to large employment areas including Baltimore, Towson and Aberdeen. The community is 12 miles from downtown Baltimore just 23 miles to Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport. It also offers easy access to transit, just 1 mile to the MARC train station and 7 miles to the Amtrak.

"The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads' tag line says it all: It is where cool meets convenience; urban living convenes with the great outdoors; and green living greets gorgeous," said Rohit Anand AIA, NCARB, principal of KTGY, and based in the firm's Tysons Corner office. "The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads reflects the latest trends in transit-oriented sustainable design and resort-style amenities in a live/work/play/shop/green environment."

Anand adds, "In the awards programs, The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads competed against many excellent projects so the fact that this community was selected as the recipient of these highly-coveted awards is all the more meaningful. We thank the judges and Somerset Construction and Bozzuto Management who partnered with us to achieve work of such high caliber."

MMHA Star Awards program also selected The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads for the Best Lease-up Pace for a Baltimore Apartment Community 2012 and recognized another KTGY-designed community, The Residences at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, MD, in the category of Best Lease-up Pace for a Suburban Maryland Apartment Community 2012.

The Residences at Arundel Preserve apartment community is located in the heart of Arundel Mills, a 1,100-acre smart growth development situated at the center of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. The Residences at Arundel Preserve combines a mixed-use sustainable live/work/play/shop environment with healthy living in a walkable 268-acre smart-growth LEED Silver-designed transit-oriented development. The 242-unit amenity-rich, luxury apartment community with ground floor retail space anchors the Arundel Mills Town Center development and includes a resort-style pool and sundeck, a health club, business center, an internet café plus laundry valet, organic dry clean services and housekeeping are available. The building also incorporates a 6-story pre-cast concrete parking structure which houses a central mechanical system that provides hot and chilled water for The Residences and the adjacent hotel. The project was developed and built by Somerset Construction, Encore Development, and Southern Management Corporation.

The annual MMHA Star Awards are designed to honor members of the Maryland Multi-Housing Association who exhibit the most outstanding and innovative properties and professionals in the Maryland multi-housing industry. All awards are based on nominations from the membership and are judged by industry experts from neighboring apartment associations. The awards were presented on October 25, 2012, at the Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Maryland.

The Delta Associates Awards for Excellence in the Mid-Atlantic Apartment & Condominium Industries is a state of the apartment and condominium industries market overview and forecast presentation that distills the trends of the year just completed and sheds light on pivotal forces and issues that will affect the region's economy and multifamily market in the coming year. The Delta Associates' 16th Annual Apartment and Condominium Industry Awards for Excellence were presented on October 10, 2012, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

The Great American Living Awards (GALA) program honors excellence in residential design, sales, and marketing in the metropolitan Washington market and is presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council, and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association. The GALA ceremony was held on September 20, 2012, at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, VA.

About KTGY Group, Inc.

Celebrating 20 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is a national award-winning firm providing comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, market trends and financial performance. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons Corner, Va. See www.ktgy.com.

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