Schools provide common identities for neighborhoods; repurposing these anchors reinforces the identity of the community they once served.

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Purposeful Design

Through design, we honor the community and history of a location. We translate client aspirations into architecture that enhances their mission.
We focus on:

Art & Culture

Thriving communities depend upon the arts for their cultural vitality. Cho Benn Holback strives to create transformational places that bring people together for learning, conversation, beauty and joy.

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The traditional classroom setting is being challenged by changing technology, active based learning, and an emphasis on cross collaboration. Cho Benn Holback works to address these current trends, while supporting the unique history, pedagogy, and mission of an institution.

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Successful community gathering spaces draw on a neighborhood’s social heritage. Cho Benn Holback, in partnership with community stakeholders, enriches the context with welcoming and authentic places and buildings.

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Housing design should inspire pride in its residents - no matter what their circumstances. Cho Benn Holback believes that if you invest in changing people’s living environment, they will take better care of it, defend it for the good of the community, and give back as good neighbors.

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Commercial enterprises strengthen connections to their consumers with exciting and thought-provoking design. Cho Benn Holback creates the architectural imagery that supports our clients' brand.

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Vibrant environments for living, working and learning are created by sensitive designs that reinforce the existing context. Cho Benn Holback's deep experience with all types, ages, and conditions of facilities informs our planning at every level.

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Featured Art & Culture Project Everyman Theatre
Featured Education Project Coppin State University Quad & Cafe
Featured Community Project Glen Echo Park
Featured Housing Project Lillian Jones Apartments
Featured Commercial Project Second Chance
Featured Planning Project Aberdeen TOD

Meaningful Collaboration

We pride ourselves on our listening skills and approach to solving our client’s problems with solutions born from our collaborative process.
There’s no need to take our word for it.

...the energy and enthusiasm exhibited by your team of architects and engineers as they encountered and creatively solved the myriad of challenges clearly confirmed to us that the right team had been chosen for this project.

Terence J. Morse, PE, Assistant Director for A&E Services

University of Baltimore
Liberal Arts and Policy Building

Culture of Creativity