News & Ideas

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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Bringing Cider to Washington DC

10 10 2017 — by Brian Frels

Over the past few years, Arium’s helped bring dozens of start-up breweries to the region. As the craft beverage market continues to expand, it’s with great pleasure we announce our first Cidery. Capitol Cider House will be opening in the Petworth region of Washington DC on Georgia Ave in 2018. Arium’s “brewer’s table” design concept beat out a number of design firms competing for this exciting project.

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Green Globes vs LEED

08 29 2017 — by Arium

Arium is now Green Globes certified and is actively providing consulting services on projects. Green Globes is a nationally recognized green rating assessment, guidance, and certification program similar to LEED.

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Arium AE’s Donating the Color from our website

05 18 2017 — by Arium

We’re partnering with Sherwin-Williams for National Painting Week, May 19-29, 2017.  In exchange for donating the color from our Arium AE website, Sherwin-Williams is pledging 5,000 SF worth of paint to bring color to communities across the country.

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Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo

04 17 2017 — by Arium
Brendan O’Leary of True Respite Brewing Company at the ABE booth.
Over 12,000 people attended this year’s Craft Brewers Conference, and we still managed to bump into a few of our current clients. We also conducted an impromptu introduction meeting with a potential new client right on the expo floor. We’re hopeful we’ll be able to add them to our growing list of regional breweries.

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