Union Wharf

Union Wharf is a mixed-use waterfront community that brings 281 upscale apartment homes, 4,500 square feet of retail, and parking to Baltimore’s historic Fells Point neighborhood. The development’s rich material palette creates an eclectic, industrial aesthetic which complements the architecture of the surrounding community.

Mahan Rykiel’s role included concept development through Construction services for the site. The scope consisted of four amenity courtyard spaces as well as streetscape and waterfront promenade design. The pool courtyard, most closely associated to the project’s leasing, incorporates a strong, industrial, yet contemporary design aesthetic. The space consists of a tapered, three-sided, 120 ft long pool, corten clad feature wall, along with a series of well considered, custom designed site elements. The three additional courtyards command waterfront views, providing an attractive, contemplative setting for residents. Each courtyard addresses a different programmatic requirement, but collectively maintain a strong and cohesive design aesthetic.

The project is LEED Gold.

Wavemaker Award, Urban Land Institute

Wintergreen Award, USGBC MD

Best Rental Apartment, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 


Location Baltimore, MD
Year 2013
Size 16,000 SF
Tags Plaza