Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
Frederick Arts Center Foundation

The new Delaplaine Visual Arts Center is the renovation of an existing historic abandoned mill with a 10,000 SF addition. The project was awarded through a design competition. Renovations of the four- level mill building include: art studios, exhibit gallery, computer labs, darkrooms, administrative offices and a library. Elements of the existing interior, along with selected mill machinery, were incorporated into the new interior spaces. The new addition contains: main entrance, public lobby, restrooms, assembly hall and additional studio space. The addition maintains a distinct image separate from the mill building and is connected to the mill via a glass bridge. The project received an AIA Baltimore Design Award for Historic Preservation and the Maryland Smart Growth Award for sustainable building design.


Addition + Renovation


31,000 GSF


Frederick, Maryland


Frederick Arts Center Foundation


Interior Design
Project Administration
Construction Administration