Jessica Jurado

SALISBURY, MD – August 22, 2016 – Fisher Architecture LLC, a locally owned, experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced the addition of Jessica Jurado to its design firm.

“We are excited to welcome Jessica as an addition to our interior design team,” said Keith Fisher, Fisher Architecture LLC.  “She brings years of experience in architectural and interior design from other markets to the job.  We are pleased Jessica chose to grow and expand her career with Fisher Architecture.”

Jessica has been hired as a new interior designer and will be responsible for supporting the in-house design team by assisting with architectural design projects.  She received her Master’s degree in Interior Design from Savannah’s College of Art & Design in 2010 and her undergraduate degree in Architectural studies from Florida’s International University in 2006.  Jessica brings architectural and interior design experience from the Massachusetts and Miami markets.  In her free time, she enjoys painting, jewelry making, kayaking and photography.        

To reach Jessica call 410-742-0238 or email jjurado@fisherarchitecture.com.

For more information on Fisher Architecture LLC visit www.fisherarchitecture.com or call 410/742-0238. To contact Keith Fisher AIA LEED AP, founder Fisher Architecture LLC, email kfisher@fisherarchitecture.com.  

 

SALISBURY, MD – July 13, 2016 – Fisher Architecture LLC, a locally owned, experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced it has been hired to design for renovations being made to the Hertrich Honda of Easton located at 6546 Ocean Gateway in Easton, Maryland. 

Hertrich Family of Dealerships hired Fisher Architecture for construction and permit drawings as well as interior design and space planning services to a total of 14,610 square feet of space.  The one story dual automotive dealership will renovate the service garage, staff facilities and showroom.  The Fisher team will also design a new detailing facility within the existing structure that will be used by both Honda and Kia dealers. 

The renovations will update the showroom and sales facility to the Honda Generation III Image Program standards.  The exterior of the building will receive a fresh coat of paint.  Phase two of construction is projected to take three to four months.

“Hertrich Honda of Easton is a long standing client of Fisher Architecture,” said Keith Fisher, Fisher Architecture LLC.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide services to the Easton dealership to modernize their facilities in a timely manner with as little disruption as possible to the sales process.”  

For more information on Fisher Architecture LLC visit www.fisherarchitecture.com or call 410/742-0238. To contact Keith Fisher AIA LEED AP, founder Fisher Architecture LLC, email kfisher@fisherarchitecture.com.  

 

 

Marina Landing

Article originally printed on DelmarvaNow.com by , erholland@gannett.com on July 6, 2016

Two waterfront parcels at the Port of Salisbury Marina will be developed with a mix of commercial and residential units under a plan that won the approval of City Council members this week.

Salisbury Development Group LLC, the lone bidder for the project on the city-owned lots, will pay $1 to purchase one of the parcels and $1 per year to the lease the second over a 50-year term.

The developer has 60 days to conduct necessary tests, inspections and studies before getting building permits. Settlement will take place within 30 days after the last permit issued.

“We are poised and ready to begin” once the studies and permits are completed, Keith Fisher, the architect for the project, told City Council members,

Fisher estimated it will take 12 months to develop a site plan and 24 months to get the necessary city and state permits. Some preliminary work has already begun, he said.

Mayor Jake Day said the project will contribute significantly to the city’s property tax base once completed. No tax breaks for the developer are included in the deal, he said.

The marina will be the first project in the Salisbury area for David Perlmutter, a principal with the Salisbury Development Group, but he has development experience in Prince Georges County and in nearby Seaford where he is building the Residences at River Place along the Nanticoke River.

In the Salisbury deal, the developer will be required to build residential and commercial units on the purchased lot, which also will add 155 parking spaces to the area.

The leased land, which is close to the River’s Edge apartment complex, will be the site of a new boathouse for public use that the contractor has agreed to build.

Mayor Jake Day said the city will use $90,000 of state Program Open Space funding toward the boathouse construction.

While the city will continue to own the land at the boathouse and marina, Salisbury Development Group also will take over day-to-day operations of the marina, including maintenance. The city will still be responsible for capital expenses.

The deal for the land will require the relocation of a city sewage pump station that currently sits on one of the lots. The city is requiring the developer to purchase land at Fitzwater and Pearl streets and donate it to the city, and to pay $25,000 toward the construction of a new pump station.

Day said the city has worked to resolve concerns of Lavonzella Siggers, who lives next to the site for the new pump station. Plans include planting trees as a buffer, he said.

The plan for the marina is the latest effort to redevelop key city-owned properties including three downtown parking lots.

In October, City Council members finalized a contract with Devreco, a developer responsible for other downtown projects, for Lots 1 and 11 behind the Downtown Plaza and bordered by Camden, Division, West Market streets and Circle Avenue, and will develop a multiuse plan for the land to include a mix of retail, apartments, park areas and parking.

The city also recently advertised for proposals for Lot 10 at the intersection of Routes 50 and 13 near the state office building.

The redevelopment in downtown and at the marina are part of the city’s 20-year master plan that delineates seven districts, with numerous public and private projects in each.

Long-range marina district projects include a Parsons Road streetscape, Brew River site improvements, a Wicomico River crossing at Lake Street and a parking garage on West Main Street.

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SALISBURY, MD – June 2, 2016 – Fisher Architecture LLC, a locally owned, experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced the addition of  Naomi Rinaldi and Twain Evanson to its design firm.

“We are excited to welcome two new members to Fisher Architecture team,” said Keith Fisher, Fisher Architecture LLC.  “As we continue to grow in numbers and talent, it enables us to expand our level of service to the community, the region and beyond.”    

Naomi Rinaldi

Naomi has been hired as Fisher’s new Office Manager and will be responsible for assisting the CFO with financials, invoicing, payroll and new hires.  She will also assist Project Managers with proposals; maintain project reports, deposits, calendars, licenses and staff meetings.  She joins the Fisher team with twelve years of experience in the management and hospitality industry, working as a new restaurant opening manager and district training manager.  Naomi worked for Ruby Tuesday Inc. in Fruitland, Pocomoke, Salisbury, Easton, Rehoboth, Milford and Manhattan.  She accepted the position because she was drawn to Keith and Caitlin Fisher’s vision for the future, their sense of adventure, passion for building a community based business, and the opportunity for professional growth.  Naomi enjoys volunteering in the nursery at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, cooking, spending time on the beach and watching her children at sporting events.  Her and husband Dan Rinaldi have four children.

To reach Naomi call 410-742-0238 or email nrinaldi@fisherarchitecture.com.

Twain Evanson

Twain was hired as an architectural designer Fisher Architecture.  Twain will be responsible for CAD (computer-aided design) drawings and projects, project management and graphic design requirements.  He graduated with a five year Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute School of Architecture.  Twain brings 16 years of experience in commercial and mixed use design to the team. His former employers include Wilkus Architects, Certified Site Safety and Gene Kaufman Architects.  He came to Fisher because he was interested in enhancing his skills with a young growing company.  Twain enjoys listening to records in his free time, watching sports. Painting and attending live concerts.  He has family in New York, Canada and Maryland. 

To reach Twain email tevanson@fisherarchitecture.com

For more information on Fisher Architecture LLC visit www.fisherarchitecture.com or call 410/742-0238. To contact Keith Fisher AIA LEED AP, founder Fisher Architecture LLC, email kfisher@fisherarchitecture.com.  

 

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There is no doubt where the new Fisher Architecture Office is now! Finally a new sign to make it official that we are part of the Riverside Drive neighborhood.

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Recognition Received for New Bayview Grand Condominium Project in Ocean City, MD

SALISBURY, MD – May 16, 2016 – Fisher Architecture LLC, a locally owned, experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced it has been awarded the New Residential Construction Award for the Bayview Grand Condominium project on 6th Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  

“The new Bayview Grand Condominium project is a welcome addition to downtown Ocean City,” said Glenn Irwin, Ocean City Development Corporation.  “The project’s use of fiber cement board siding, deep porches, well screened first floor parking, and pitched roof are all attributes for this project receiving the OCDC’s New Residential Construction award this year.”

The five story building has a total of six units, each with covered parking.  The units range from 2,400 to 3,500 square feet. The top units are two story with a master bedroom above. These units have a walk out balcony with dynamic views of the bay.  The Fisher Architecture team designed the condominiums to include a Bayfront swimming pool, a boardwalk at the water’s edge and located the building to capture a wide range of panoramic views.  

“We are honored to receive this award from such a worthwhile organization,” said Keith Fisher, Fisher Architecture LLC.  “It truly took a team effort to bring this project from concept to completion.  The team we worked with was professional, on point and made the execution and ease of delivery a seamless process.”   

This is Fisher Architecture’s fourth OCDC award.  In 2014 they were awarded the “Facade Project” for the Marina Deck on 306 Dorchester Street; as well as “Business Assistance Project” for DeLazy Lizard Brew Pub on 25 Philadelphia Avenue.  In 2015 they were awarded the New Residential Construction Award for the Island View Townhomes project at 307 5th Street, Ocean City, Maryland. 

For more information on Fisher Architecture LLC visit www.fisherarchitecture.com or call 410/742-0238. To contact Keith Fisher AIA LEED AP, founder Fisher Architecture LLC, email kfisher@fisherarchitecture.com.  

 

 

Keith Fisher has been featured in the January/February 2016 issue of Commercial Construction & Renovation. See a copy of the article below.

You can also download a copy of our feature here.

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Principal Keith Fisher talked with WMDT about the renovations taking place at the Village at McKee Branch in Dover, Delaware. 

Fisher Architecture was hired to provide design services for the renovation of the existing townhouse community to convert the units into garden style apartments.  Through this process the firm was able to add more apartments to the existing footprint, a community building and play area for neighborhood children.  The new development also offers convenient access to walking paths and parking. 

“The Village at McKee Branch is a very exciting redevelopment project,” said Russ Huxtable, Milford Housing Development Corporation.  “Through hard work and dedication we were able to take a tired project with a lot of problems and design, rebuild and recapitalize within the community.  New on-site property management services will also provide opportunities and resources for the residents and their families.” 

Construction is currently underway.

 

The press release for The Village at McKee Branch can be found here.

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December 8, 2015 – Fisher Architecture LLC, an experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced the start of construction on the renovation of the Village at McKee Branch townhouse community on Harmony Lane in Dover, Delaware, a joint venture between Milford Housing Development Corporation and Green Street Housing financed by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

Fisher Architecture was hired to provide design services for the renovation of the existing townhouse community to convert the units into garden style apartments.  Through this process the firm was able to add more apartments to the existing footprint, a community building and play area for neighborhood children.  The new development also offers convenient access to walking paths and parking. 

The Village at McKee Branch project consists of the renovation of 13 buildings with 71 townhouse units being converted into 66 apartments throughout 12 buildings and the construction of a new Community Center building with a leasing office, a business center, and community room with a kitchen and laundry facilities. Each building is being stripped down to its foundation and additional concrete masonry units are being added to raise the new floor height, from where new construction begins.  The garden flats and two story townhomes range from two to three bedroom designs. 

“If it weren’t for Keith Fisher’s staying power and dedication this project would not be in the construction phase today,” said Tom Ayd, Green Street Housing.  “After more than a half dozen reiterations, Keith’s expertise and guidance was the determining factor for whether or not the physical structures would support the ideas and overall objectives of the community.  He was the first person I called to ask if what we had down on paper was physically possible for someone to build – and now someone is doing just that.” 

“Our team coordinated closely with the general contractor to develop solutions to ease construction and speed up the timeline,” said Keith Fisher, Fisher Architecture LLC.  “Initially the existing townhomes suffered crawlspace flooding which caused structural deterioration.  Our team originally intended to keep the existing framing of the buildings but after further investigation it was determined necessary to elevate the buildings and build new.” 

“The Village at McKee Branch is a very exciting redevelopment project,” said Russ Huxtable, Milford Housing Development Corporation.  “Through hard work and dedication we were able to take a tired project with a lot of problems and design, rebuild and recapitalize within the community.  New on-site property management services will also provide opportunities and resources for the residents and their families.” 

In addition to submissions made to the permitting office, Fire Marshal, and the Civil Engineering firm the project also required review and coordination with the Delaware State Housing Authority for compliance with the LIHTC threshold and competitive design requirements.  Fisher Architecture worked closely with DSHA and Green Street Housing to finalize the design and assure all requirements were met. The neighborhood now includes 20% of units as Accessible units complete with ramps and site wide accessibility upgrades.

Fisher Architecture has worked with Green Street Housing on eight prospective and completed acquisition/rehabilitation and new construction LIHTC projects in Maryland and Delaware including Greenside Manor, Heron Run, Greenwood Acres, The Village at Slippery Hill and Rivertown Landing.

For more information on Fisher Architecture LLC visit www.fisherarchitecture.com or call 410/742-0238. To contact Keith Fisher AIA LEED AP, founder Fisher Architecture LLC, email kfisher@fisherarchitecture.com.  

 

 



Salisbury City Council inks marina development deal

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Article originally printed on DelmarvaNow.com by Liz Holland, erholland@gannett.com on July 6, 2016 Two waterfront parcels at the Port of Salisbury Marina will be developed with a mix of commercial and residential units under a plan that won the approval of...


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