P.E.L.A. Design Inc.

  • Planning
  • Environmental Design
  • Landscape Architecture


March 2013

Spring issue of PELAvision, a newsletter of P.E.L.A. Design, Inc.(PELA) is available
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February 2013

First community meeting for Art and Entertainment District Public Realm Streetscape Design on North Avenue from Howard Street to Greenmount Street was held on February 9, 2013.

December 2012

A staff designed and installed a vertical garden on the wall of office lobby.

October 2012

Anne Arundel Community College Truxual Library Renovation and Addition was completed and dedicated.

October 2012

Pete Crawford visited 9/11 Memorial, New York City, NY.

October 2012

Tim Develin competed in Annual Baltimore Sculpture Race. For more information see

October 2012

Tim Develin participated in the annual ASLA Landscape Architects week to promote the landscape architectural profession.

October 2012

Steve Costello, PELA's CAD manager, has worked with PELA for twelve (12) years. He was recognized for his dedication, diligence and outstanding work. Congratulation to Steve for his twelve (12) year anniversary!

May 2012

A community information meeting for the 60% construction documents was held in May 2012 for the North Avenue Reconstruction from Asquith Street to N. Washington Street.
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April 2012

A community information meeting for the concept design was held for Roland Avenue Improvement Projects.

March 2012

A community information meeting for Charles Street Reconstruction and Streetscape from University Parkway to 25th Street was held.


Best in Baltimore Awards

PELA received multiple-year Best in Baltimore Awards from US Commerce Association in Landscape Architect Category

Excellence in Green Design

PELA received an award from The Green Building of America to recognize its excellence in green design.

ASLA Merit Award

Heritage Trail Park Concept Design received a Potomac/MD Chapter ASLA Merit Award
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Excellence in Community Services Award

Baltimore Visitor Center received Excellence in Community Services Award.
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Streetscape Award

Fenton Village Streetscape Design Project received First Place Award in Streetscape category from Downtown Development Association.

Multiple Awards

Skate Park in Carroll Park received multiple awards: Excellence in Creative Use of Concrete from American Concrete International, Maryland Chapter and, Recognition of Exceptional Craftsmanship by the Building Congress and Exchange of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc.
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Outstanding Historic Renovation

Marlborough Apartment Renovation Project received an award from Baltimore Heritage for outstanding historic renovation.

Best Construction

Veteran Administration 120 Bed Nursing Home, a design-build project received an award for best construction from Contractors Association.