We search for timeless solutions that transcend immediate use and reinforce a sense of place and community, while seriously considering budget, function, and construction issues. We foster a multi-disciplinary approach across the broad spectrum of planning, architecture and interiors projects, thereby informing our design at all levels.

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.

Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Museum & Gallery
Visitor Centers

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.

Pre K-12
Special Needs
Higher Education
Campus Planning

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.

Community Centers
Parks & Recreation

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.


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.


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.

Urban Design


Over the years we have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients. Each project had unique needs and provided a learning experience for problem solving and collaboration.


Anne Arundel Community College

Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Schools

Baltimore County Schools

Baltimore Hebrew University

Baltimore Lab School

Baltimore School for the Arts

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts

Brandywine School

Bryn Mawr School

Burgundy Farm Country Day School

Catholic University

College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Coppin State University

Forbush School

George Mason University

Goucher College

Hagerstown Community College

Harford Community College

Jacksonville University

Johns Hopkins University

Juniata College

Lexington Park Christian School

Loyola University Maryland

Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland School for the Deaf

McLean School

Messiah College

Montessori School of Central Maryland

Montgomery College

Montgomery County Schools

Morgan State University

Park School

Pilot School

Pressley Ridge School

Prince George’s Community College

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Salisbury University

St. Ignatius Loyola Academy

St. John’s College

St. Mary’s College

Towson University

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluffs

University of Maryland at College Park

University of Maryland Baltimore County

University of Maryland Medical Systems

University of Maryland School of Law

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Virginia Wesleyan College

Washington County Public Schools

Washington Waldorf School

Williams College

Cultural / Institutional / Non-Profit

Allegany County Museum

American Visionary Art Museum

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Arlington Arts Center

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Benjamin Banneker Museum

Beth El Synagogue

Blaustein Philanthropic Group

Carnegie Museums and Libraries of Pittsburgh

Casey Family Services

Center Stage

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Children’s Museum at Port Discovery

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

City Life Museums

Columbus Center for Marine Biotechnology

Creative Alliance

Downtown Partnership

Empowerment Zone of Baltimore

Enoch Pratt Library System

Enterprise Foundation

Episcopal House

Eubie Blake Museum and Cultural Center

Everyman Theatre

Freer Sackler Galleries

Fund for Educational Excellence

Geppi Entertainment Museum

Glenn L. Martin Foundation

Harbor Endowment

Hirshhorn Museum

Historic St. Mary’s City


International Youth Foundation

Jewish Museum of Maryland

London Town Visitors’ Center + Museum

Maryland African American Museum of History and Culture

Maryland Art Place

Maryland Bar Association

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland School for the Deaf

Maryland Science Center

Mosaic Community Services

National Air & Space Museum

National Aquarium in Baltimore

National Park Service

National Postal Museum

National Zoo

New Song Ministries

Open Society Institute

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Sheppard Pratt Health Systems

Sisters of Mercy

Smithsonian Institution

Village Learning Place

World Management Council (CIOS)

YWCA of Greater Baltimore


Annapolis, MD, Dept. of Planning and Zoning

Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Department of Planning and Zoning

Baltimore City Department of Parks and Recreation

Baltimore City Department of Planning

Baltimore City Urban Services

Baltimore County, Maryland, Department of Planning and Zoning

Baltimore Development Corporation

Carroll County, Maryland, Department of Building Construction

Center City Inner Harbor Management

Fairfax, Virginia City Government

Housing Assistance Corporation

Howard County Maryland Department of Recreation and Parks

Howard County, MD Department of Public Works

Marina Ventures

Maryland Department of Transportation

Maryland National Capital Parks

Maryland Stadium Authority

Maryland Transit Authority

Montgomery County, MD, Facilities and Services

New Jersey Transit

St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Planning Department

State of Maryland Department of General Services

Westminster, Maryland City Government

Multi-Family Housing

American Community Housing

Bacon Associates

Baltimore City Housing Authority

Catholic Charities

Druid Heights Community Development Corporation

French Company

Homes for America

Inner City Development Corporation

Interfaith Housing

Landex Corporation

Multi-Family Housing Services

Neighborhood Housing Services

Oella Company

Otis Warren Associates

Pennrose Properties, Inc.

Savannah Development Corporation

Seton Hill Neighborhood Association

Volunteers of America


Development / Commercial

Baltimore Ravens

Bell Atlantic/Nynex

Boordy Vineyards

Children’s Bookstore

Constellation Properties

Corporate Office Properties Trust

CSX Realty, Inc.

Dundalk Chamber of Commerce

Enterprise Development Company

General Growth Properties

Harbor Hospital

Howard Hughes Corp.

KMS Properties

Legg Mason

Marina Ventures


Nations Bank

Republic Properties

Rock Realty

Roosevelt Development Company

Rosen Agency

Rouse Company

RS Properties


Shearson American Express

Shelter Development Company

Southwood Holdings

Spike & Charlie’s Restaurant

Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse

Trahan Burden & Charles

Turtle Bay Restaurant

Wallace Campbell Associates


We have received more than 200 design awards since 1979 and are exceedingly honored to receive every acknowledgement.