CK Commercial makes Baltimore Business Journal Largest Private Companies List for Fourth Consecutive Year
CK Commercial has landed a spot on the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) Largest Private Companies list, ranking #82, marking its fourth consecutive appearance on this coveted list. BBJ ranks the largest private companies based on their reported revenue for the previous calendar year. At CK, we take pride in the opportunities to do what we love daily and are proud of our continued growth. We are grateful for the amazing clients and design partners who trust us to bring their vision to life so they can achieve their missions. All of this would not be possible without our incredible team, who work tirelessly to carry out our mission of redefining the construction experience!
CK Commercial is celebrating the completion of a top-tier amenities space in Maryland’s tallest building, 100 Light Street in Baltimore. Located at Light and Pratt Streets, 100 Light Street boasts unparalleled views of the Inner Harbor.
This project involved the transformation of the basement, 17th and 18th floors into a first-class building amenity space for its tenants. The basement was renovated to include upgraded restrooms, a pre-function lounge with a kitchenette, and a 100+ person conference room with tables and chairs that can be reconfigured for various uses. There are axiom ceilings with the open ceiling portion painted a green-blue hue. The conference center also showcases a custom mural painted by Baltimore’s ArtStar Custom Paintworks. The mural depicts mountain ranges in shades of blue to create a relaxing feel to the space.
The 17th floor features a cafe with various seating options and a lounge area with a pool table. The space features a mix of bold colors and finishes, including specialty lighting, concrete wallcovering, and faux ceiling wood beams. The black wall paint through the floor is offset with tambour to provide an elegant contrast through the cafe. Planter boxes are also prominent throughout, injecting the space with bursts of greenery.
The 18th floor houses the building’s fitness center and locker rooms. To create height within the fitness center, a vaulted open ceiling was painted a bold red in the center of the fitness center with linear fixtures. Rounding out the fitness center are high-end locker rooms, showers, backlit mirrors, and tiled floors and walls.
The project was challenging in that it took place in an active, urban setting, which required extensive coordination by the CK team to mitigate any potential disruptions to the existing tenants’ daily operations. Additionally, the building had existing conditions that needed to be configured and coordinated.
The end result is a dynamic amenities space that provides the tenants of 100 Light Street with ample space to work, play and relax.
Congratulations to the CK Team, COPT, BCT Design Group, and the rest of the project team on a successful project.
CK Commercial recently completed an interior fit-out of SECU Credit Union’s branch at 250 W. Pratt Street in Baltimore. The new space includes a concierge and waiting area, offices, and an ATM area.
Although the location is smaller than the typical SECU branch, the space features an open floor plan that is maximized by the use of high ceilings and lots of glass, including sliding doors and glass storefront systems. The interior of the space is lively and vibrant, utilizing a variety of finishes, including accent paint colors, different wallcoverings, and millwork.
The deck height of the space was almost two stories high which was challenging for anything that needed to be supported from the ceiling. The project also contained existing HVAC ductwork that required a workaround and caused additional structural reviews to ensure the walls that were being built would be stable, resulting in reinforcing the walls with additional bracing. A significant amount of coordination with the security and low voltage subcontractors and infrastructure was required to accommodate the security system.
The opening of this new SECU branch on Pratt Street is central to their goal to not only make a positive impact on the financial well-being of Marylanders, especially in Baltimore City, where many of their members live and work, but also to build relationships with many of the local businesses in the Inner Harbor area.
Congratulations to SECU Credit Union, Ammon Heisler Sachs Architects, and the rest of the project team on a great project!