March 1, 2022 – Lewis Contractors submitted six applications for the annual 2021 ABC Baltimore Excellence in Construction awards program and was honored by receiving awards for all six nominations – four for Excellence in construction and two awards of Merit. Projects varied in size and type, spanning new construction, occupied renovations and historic restoration.

Receiving Awards of Excellence were St. Mary’s Seminary & University – which included renovation and restoration of the seminarian residences on the upper floors of the University building, work within the floor beneath the residences, and creation of a new student health and recreation center, student lounge and storage spaces. The University remained occupied and fully operational throughout construction, with seminarians being relocated to new quarters as each phase of work was completed. The second Excellence award recognizes the Sheppard Pratt Behavioral Health Hospital in Elkridge – a new 155,000 SF three story structure with 85 in-patient beds, outpatient services, administrative and community spaces serving the full spectrum of needs of patients seeking mental health and addiction services. Winning the third Excellence award is the new Mount de Sales Academy Center for Performing Arts and Student Life – a two-story building with a professional grade theater, classrooms and flex space enabling the school to significantly expand its theater arts and music programs. The final Excellence award was given to the new Exploration Commons project for the Carroll County Public Library in Westminster. Renovation of the formerly un-used lower level of the library now provides maker spaces, a 3-D printing lab, meeting rooms and a commercial teaching kitchen – a transformative change to library services throughout the State.

Winning awards of Merit are the BGE Field at Reedbird Park, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s 100th athletic field serving under-privileged Baltimore youth, and the restoration of the iconic Roland Water Tower, one of only two such structures remaining in Baltimore. Roland Water Tower is well known within the surrounding communities and provides a fully restored nesting space for the pair of peregrine falcons who have called the tower home for more than five years.

Tyler Tate, President of Lewis, congratulated not only his team of men and women who completed these award winning projects, but also the trade contractor partners who worked with us to continue the legacy of “The Lewis Way” for which the firm has been recognized for more than half a century’s excellence in our field.