CAM Construction recently attended an Open House on Wednesday, October 25th to welcome Jeremiah Program into their new suite at The Gateway at Station North. CAM provided design/build CM services to help the Minneapolis-based non-profit open its 10th regional office, where they will carry out their mission of helping single mothers escape poverty and put themselves through college.
The nearly 7,000 sqft fit-out included a Board Room/Training Area, Administrative & Executive Offices, Huddle Rooms, a Family Coach Suite, a Break Area, and a Children’s Play Area. The mix of private offices, meeting rooms, and open collaboration areas, in conjunction with brightly colored walls and a generous glassline, turned this long-vacant shell space into a warm and inviting destination for the staff and beneficiaries of Jeremiah Program. CAM worked closely with Jeremiah Program to assist them with architectural layouts and designs, which not only resulted in cost savings but also provided a final product that closely aligned with what Jeremiah Program wanted and needed for the space. CAM also helped Jeremiah achieve their goals of maximizing natural light and views over the Jones Falls, providing a safe destination for mentorship and consulting, and creating flexibility for future expansion of their programs over their 10-year lease. We are proud to have delivered essential space for an organization that will become an asset for our community.
CAM Construction is proud to have attended the “Grand Re-Opening” ceremony of the newly renovated and upgraded Maryland Food Bank! CAM served as Construction Manager at Risk for ~21,000 sqft of interior expansions and additions that took place at their 100k sqft headquarters facility in Halethorpe, MD. This project will improve both the capacity of the Food Bank to serve our local communities in desperate need of assistance, provide educational opportunities to certify new chefs and kitchen managers from underserved communities, and greatly enhance the administrative office space needed for the nearly 200 hardworking men and women who allow the Food Bank to execute their vision.
Our scope of the work included a substantial Kitchen Expansion and Renovation, building a new Loading and Receiving Queue, Dry Storage Area, state-of-the-art Conference Rooms, Private Offices, and Collaboration Areas, a new Break Room & Training Area, and a New Celebrated Entry to the sorting warehouse for volunteers and employees. This project was extremely challenging given the need to establish a temporary kitchen, insert completely sound-proof mezzanine structures within an occupied facility, interface additions with a pre-engineered building, and keep the Food Bank completely operational over the course of construction, given the mission-critical work that they carry out on a daily basis. Check out some photos of the new space and be sure to stay tuned for more updates on CAM projects!
Check out these stunning renderings of the future Baltimore City District Courthouse by BFM Architects! The side-by-side images of the Courthouse detail both the incredible work CAM has done so far and provide a sense of scale and complexity of the exterior facade construction to come. A sophisticated metal panel and curtainwall glass system, plus an entirely new roof system, will be installed to support energy-efficient equipment.
Check out the work at St. Joseph’s Parish! CAM Construction has completed all of our demolition work and is making significant headway on the renovations and additions to St. Joe’s, and we are excited to share the latest. Concrete is being poured for the new sanctuary and baptismal altar, and new steel beams are reinforcing the roof. You can also see the intersection point of where the existing building and new additions will be built out! Stay tuned for more updates as milestones are reached.
CAM Construction is honored to have attended the Chick Webb Recreation Center Groundbreaking Ceremony with Councilman Stokes, Senator McCray, Mayor Scott, Recreation & Parks Director Moore, and Housing Commissioner Kennedy—all of whom were instrumental to securing the necessary federal funding and CHAP designations to protect the rec center’s future as a free, public institution. This project, which is deeply embedded in the history of East Baltimore, serves to restore a critical facet of the community and honor the legacy of legendary Baltimore drummer William Henry “Chick” Webb and Dr. Ralph J. Young. The East Baltimore community descended upon the groundbreaking in full force, with many sporting various shirts and signs that depicted both their love for the area their excitement for the work to come. Upon completion in Fall 2025, this $16 million wellness facility will offer new basketball courts, a fitness studio, swimming pool, and even a recording studio (in memory of Chick Webb), providing a space for the neighborhood to congregate in performance, play, and education. Special thank you to our partners at GWWO Architects for providing renderings for the future facility!
CAM is proud to have had the opportunity to work as a repeat client for Chesapeake Employer’s Insurance Company on their corporate headquarters renovation projects. This task, which fundamentally began as a major fire and water damage restoration effort, transitioned into an opportunity to retrofit two floors of their facility to meet the demands of post-Covid office culture. The heart of this project involved the construction of a new central break area, which functions as a community gathering space with a variety of seating configurations, food service offerings, and culinary equipment. Architecturally, the goal was to transform the affected floors into a visually distinctive environment full of glass and metallic finishes, with a variety of technology-rich huddle rooms, hot desking areas, etc. An acoustical cloud ceiling system with exposed structure was one of the key design choices JMT Architecture made to accentuate the furniture and glazed ceramic backsplash below, ushering Chesapeake into a sleek new era of office style.
Critically, CAM was able to conduct work on floors 2-3 while maintaining a continuous working environment for staff on the floors above and below. Communication was key in ensuring that life safety and security systems remained functional during this time, as both staff and workers needed access to the facility at various hours of the day. CAM was also able to save the owner tens of thousands of dollars by salvaging extensive ceiling grid sections, and by re-installing nearly all of the prior doors, frames, and hardware that had been removed and stored on-site during the demolition phase.
CAM Construction recently had the privilege of attending the final Easter Mass in the old St. Joe’s Parish, after participating in a ceremonial groundbreaking and blessing with Archbishop Lori to commemorate our major renovation project! After salvaging all pews and religious artifacts, we have begun gutting the interior, demoing the slabs, and are preparing to shore up the historic stone corners to make way for the building’s additions. Over the duration of this 11-month job, we will see the building access, foundations of the structure, utilities, stained glass windows, roof, and mechanical system transformed to foster a better, brighter space for worship and education. Find more news on the updates at https://sjpmd.org/news-1
CAM Construction is proud to have worked with SARC to provide a more comfortable, safer space for their mission of protecting victims of domestic abuse. While it was challenging to make alterations and additions to existing structures from different eras, we were able to integrate these buildings into our work and ensure the transition from structure to structure was as seamless as possible. Critically, CAM provided upgrades to security and ADA accommodations to the additions, which aligns with SARC’s goal of safety and accessibility for the people they serve.
This $68,000,000 project will transform the existing five-story, 170,000 SF State of Maryland facility into the New Baltimore City District Court. The overhaul includes not only new mechanical, electrical, and security systems, but it also replaces the existing 1980’s era brick façade with a contemporary glass, curtainwall, and metal panel façade. A complete interior renovation will include eight new courtrooms and Judges Chambers, clerk and other support staff areas, a record-keeping area, and separate and secure access for judges as well as for the accused. From the retrofitted deep foundations to the 22,000 SF of green roof, this building will undergo structural, aesthetic, and sustainable upgrades to bring this building into the 21st century.