McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering services for the mixed-use conversion of The Equitable Building at 10 North Calvert Street in downtown Baltimore, MD. Originally constructed in 1891, The Equitable Building is the oldest building in Monument Square and was considered Baltimore’s first skyscraper. McLaren helped transform the 225,000-square-foot historic office building into approximately 180 market-rate rental apartments and retain 26,000 square feet of retail space.
Originally brought into the project to provide a second opinion on one element of the project, McLaren’s scope increased to include a range of structural engineering services, including an evaluation of the historic Turkish bath building in the central courtyard. McLaren prepared remedial repair drawings for terra cotta block bearing walls with terra cotta tile arch floor/roof system.
In addition, McLaren designed the retrofit of two elevator shafts, provided structural design support for new HVAC equipment, and assessed the structural damage below the Calvert Street entrance, which included preparation of bid documents for required repairs.