10730 Little Patuxent Parkway

The + was providing proactive leadership in the transformation of an iconic but dated building into a modern retail space.

KasCon was selected by a local developer to transform the iconic Princeton Sports Building into a boutique retail space on the outskirts of Columbia’s expanding downtown center. KasCon worked with the team to develop cost-effective solutions to structural engineering challenges. The building dated to the early 1970s and was framed with heavy timbers and had cedar siding over the entire exterior of the structure. Curry Architects of Towson, MD sought to streamline the exterior with HandiePlank siding, a sleek, all-black storefront, and a signage band on the street side of the building constructed of custom-made Corten steel panels.

The insufficient wood columns in the interior of the space were all replaced with structural wood timbers and the second story walkways removed to open up the entire 10,000 square foot ground level area to the exposed roof joist and rafters. The existing parking area was reconfigured, and sidewalks and accent lighting added to enhance the exterior appearance and functionality of the property. The building boasts 12,000 + rentable square feet with 7-Eleven as the anchor tenant allowing available space for a variety of rental options and sizes.


Project Highlights

  • Modernized an Iconic Building
  • Streamlined Exterior with Siding and Steel Panels
  • Reconfigured Parking Area to Improve Functionality
  • Developed Cost-Effective Solutions to Structural Engineering Challenges

Project Details

LocationColumbia, MD
TeamCurry Architects, 10730 Little Patuxent Parkway LLC
Project TypeFull Building Renovation