The Fox Building is an adaptive reuse of a 20th century Noxzema factory located in Hampden just blocks from the Avenue on 36th Street. Noxzema got its start in Maryland and became famous for its skin cream in little blue glass jars.

The building has been transformed into a vibrant mixed-use community of apartments and artist workspaces. Many of the building’s original features have been retained and restored including the original maple wood flooring, glass block windows, soaring 15’ factory ceilings, and massive mushroom shaped concrete columns. The renovation was designed to meet the requirements of both National and State Historic tax credits.

The result is a decidedly modern mixed use building that celebrates its industrial origins. It includes 96 loft style and studio apartments with original concrete floors and modern kitchens, studio artist space and gallery, and common areas including a theater, gym, and pool.

Learn about its transformation from the architect.

About the Presenter

Jessica Damseaux, AIA, is a Principal at Alexander Design Studio and was Project Manager/Architect for the Fox Building. Jessica’s background includes multiuse, multifamily, commercial, and institutional projects of varying scales. She has managed complex projects, coordinating consultants throughout design and construction, as well as led projects through LEED certification. She has served on the Lecture Series Committee for AIA Baltimore as well as the chapter’s Board of Directors.

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