Bel Air, Maryland
MRA was responsible for building a consensus among the community and the volunteers in order to program space requirements, prepare schematic design, and cost estimates for the renovation of the 1937 historic headquarters building. MRA prepared, distributed, and tallied three separate questionnaires in order to plan the facility. Staff volunteers were questioned about their work environment, while the public and the Society Membership was questioned about the scope and quality of services offered by the Historical Society. The findings of the questionnaires led the Building Committee to re-evaluate the way they provided service. This in turn led MRA to write a building program that completely reorganized the layout of the headquarters building. MRA then provided architectural and structural as-built drawings, a feasibility study, and conceptual designs. A PowerPoint presentation, including 3-D computer renderings of the proposed renovation was prepared for the Society's use as a marketing tool to procure State funding.