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Barclay Redevelopment – Art and Architecture
October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
This summer, the Barclay/Midway/Old Goucher Redevelopment, a comprehensive neighborhood transformation in Central Baltimore, achieved 75% completion. To help us celebrate this achievement while keeping the momentum going, please join Telesis Baltimore and Marks, Thomas Architects for a tour of the new Greenmount Avenue rental development and the North Calvert Green renovated home.
The event will include a short walking tour of recent progress, stops into a new art gallery and a pop up gallery in a North Calvert Green home and discussion of redevelopment progress and future phases. Refreshments will be served.
Magda Westerhout, AIA Marks, Thomas Architects
Magda Westerhout joined Marks, Thomas, Architects in 1987 and has served in the role of project manager for many of the firm’s largest projects. She became a Principal of the firm in 1994, and works with the firm’s human resource manager to institute employee programs to ensure a successful work environment. Dedicated to socially viable projects and urban revitalization, Ms. Westerhout has over 30 years of experience in affordable housing, mixed income housing and mixed use projects for a variety of clients. She has successfully designed numerous housing projects ranging from high-rise towers to neo-traditional neighborhoods. Ms. Westerhout was President of AIA Baltimore in 1998, is a member of the Baltimore County Design Review panel, on the Associated Builders and Contractors/AIA advisory board and a Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership graduate. She continues to be active in the community and speaks locally and nationally on social and architectural issues.
Catherine Simmons Stokes, President of Telesis Baltimore Corporation
Catherine has 15 years of real estate development and community development experience, including public and private sector experience. At Telesis, she is responsible for the management of a large scale, multi-phase neighborhood redevelopment project and oversees both homeownership and multifamily rental development. Catherine has responsibility for projects throughout the development life-cycle, from conception through lease-up or sale. She has extensive experience working with community partners and meeting with community groups and leads multi-disciplinary teams of design, finance and construction professionals on both single-family homeownership projects and mixed-income and mixed-finance redevelopment projects. Catherine came to Telesis from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) where she served as the Program Manager of HPD’s HUD Multifamily Preservation Loan Program. In this capacity, she was responsible for the direction of a new loan program targeted to finance the rehabilitation of large distressed multifamily buildings. Prior to that, she was a Project Manager in HPD’s Division of Special Needs Housing. From 2003 to 2005, she was a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Catherine is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received her Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.