As we moved into our brand new offices this week, just next door to our long-time headquarters at 3700 O’Donnell Street in Baltimore City’s Brewer’s Hill neighborhood, we encountered the same problem most people find when they move – where do we put everything? With some new office equipment and new technology, not to mention everyone’s personal items, decorations, etc., our new space got very crowded very fast.
The answer was actually right in front of our eyes. We have always been strong supporters of design and art education programs in Baltimore. We have kept an especially close eye on Baltimore Design School (BDS). The school – which previously has served as a machine shop for bottle caps and a clothing factory, as well as the set for an HBO series – is the first of its kind in Baltimore City, a middle and high school dedicated exclusively to students interested in architecture and design.
With the school’s goals in mind, our staff donated everything from drafting tables and parallel rules to conference room chairs, credenzas, and pin-up fabric upholstered wall panels to the school.
Tracy Deemer, Executive Director of BDS, recently expressed her thanks to our team, noting, “You’ve demonstrated a deep commitment to our goal of creating a world-class design school in Baltimore. We at Baltimore Design School are continually inspired by the dedication of supporters like DDG who answer the call to give.”
It was our pleasure, BDS! Keep up the great work!