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Celebrating 30 Years

— by Arium

July 1, 2018, marks the 30 th anniversary of Arium AE. Our latest blog takes a moment to highlight a few milestones along the way, including: the meaning behind our name, the founding of our integrated design studio and the successful transition to our next generation of leaders. Special thanks to all the hard work, energy and passion that everyone on this team exhibits. To our clients (past, present and future)….thank you.

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Atomic Trampoline

06 12 2018 — by Arium
Arium utilized the constraints of the existing space to design a guest experience that directs attention to a transaction counter and hints of a fun time just around the corner.
Activity centers like trampoline parks, indoor play areas, and ninja courses have exploded in popularity recently and are popping up across the country. Arium has several years of experience working with a number of companies opening these highly profitable facilities across Maryland and Virginia.

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Hamilton Bank

05 29 2018 — by Arium
Hamilton Bank’s new prototype branch transforms the banking experience.
Founded in 1915, Hamilton Bank is a community bank serving the Greater Baltimore area, with headquarters in Towson, MD. Hamilton was looking to relocate their Ellicott City branch and make some significant improvements to their customer experience. They turned to Arium AE to assist them with the design of a new prototype bank branch that would transform the way customers interact with the bank.

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Exclusive Motorcars

05 15 2018 — by Arium
Arium AE transformed an existing prefabricated metal building into a luxury used vehicle showroom and service facility.
After over 50 years in use as an RV and Camping Center, this two story structure went under a complete exterior and interior transformation. The new home of ExclusiveMotorcars features a beautiful new vehicle showroom and sales floor, office space upstairs, and garage service bays for photography, washing and repair.

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Music and Arts

05 01 2018 — by Arium

A formal welcome and reception space is made inviting through vibrant colors and transparency.

Arium AE began working with Music and Arts representatives from the onset of the project to assist with the conceptualization of a collaborative space that met today’s modern office standards but could also accommodate Music and Arts’ technical studio requirements.

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New 2017 NEC Meeting Room Requirements. Here’s what you need to know.

04 17 2018 — by Arium
Graphic representation of new 2017 NEC 210.71 “Meeting Room” requirements
A common directive we hear from clients during the design development phase is that they need electrical receptacles laid out in the space as required by code. It might be a surprise for some to hear that the National Electrical Code does not include specific outlet layout or minimum quantity requirements for receptacles in non-residential spaces.

With the introduction of the 2017 NEC, that is about to change.

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CMIT North High School

04 03 2018 — by Stephanie Bounds Nunn
Chesapeake Math & IT Academy; As the sunset lingers on the doors, and brilliant minds get to rest.
Since 2009, Arium AE and Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) have worked together to take existing vacant flex warehouse/office buildings and convert them to exciting, vibrant schools for Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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A Letter from Ted Crawford, Student Intern

03 20 2018 — by Arium

Arium: Architects, Engineers, and Good People

Complimentary polos, friendly, intelligent workers, and unlimited candy at reception: according to my limited work experience, these are some of the attributes of a great work environment.

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Supreme Core Cider

03 13 2018 — by Arium
The exterior of the future Supreme Core Cider’s Taproom located near the US National Arboretum.
Arium has enjoyed helping numerous start-up breweries in the past couple years throughout the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Establishments like Manor Hill Brewery, Oliver Brewing Company, Hysteria Brewing Company, and Capitol Cider House to name a few. Recently, Arium helped design Supreme Core Cider’s Taproom; Washington D.C.’s second Cidery production facility and tasting room.

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