RECENT HONORS

BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL 2017 TOP 25 ARCHITECTS

Awarded by the Baltimore Business Journal in recognition to the Baltimore area's most prosperous Architecture Firms.

PROFESSIONAL REMODELOR GOLD DESIGN AWARD, June 2015

Awarded by Professional Remodelor in recognition of receiving the Addition Over $1500,000 Gold Award for the gallery and kitchen addition in Baltimore County, Maryland.

MBIA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, February 2015

Awarded by Maryland Building Industry Association in recognition of receiving the Kitchen Remodel Over $300,000 Award of Excellence for the kitchen renovation and addition in Baltimore City, Maryland.

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD, October 2014

Honorable Mention Awarded by The American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter in recognition of the design renovation for Grove Park Elementary School in Baltimore City, Maryland.

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, November 2012

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in recognition of receiving the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence for the porch addition in Baltimore County, Maryland.

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, November 2012

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in recognition of receiving the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence for the kitchen addition in Baltimore County, Maryland.

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD, October 2011

The American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter Presented Daniel Bailey, AIA the President's Award for Community Architect of the Year.

AIA ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE FOR JUSTICE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT, November 2011

Awarded by American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice in recognition of receiving the Certificate of Merit for demonstrating quality form, functionality, and current architectural response to complex justice design issues on the Baltimore Youth Detention Center in Baltimore City, Maryland.

APHASIA FRIENDLY BUSINESS, June 2011

The Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement certified PBA for recognition for changing and expanding their delivery of services for people with communication disabilities in Baltimore.

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARD, October 2010

The American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter Presented Laura Thul Penza, AIA the President's Award for Community Architect of the Year.

ABC BALTIMORE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 2009

Awarded by Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter, in recognition of receiving the Award for Excellence for Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

WASHINGTON SPACES, December 2009

Honoree of coveted Award for Design Excellence entitled "Best of Kitchen Spaces 2009" included a feature spread on kitchens whose "personality marries form with function and evokes character, charm, and quality." Gibson Island, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

HBAM REMODELING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, November 2008

Awarded by The Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in recognition of receiving the Residential Remodeling Award for Excellence for Custom Single Family Residence Ruxton, Baltimore County, Maryland.


SELECT PUBLICATIONS FEATURING PBA

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, October 2015

Inside feature story "Style for Life" describes the renovation of a townhouse to fit the personality and style of the owner and achieve livability for retirement and graceful aging.

STYLE MAGAZINE, June 2014

Pool House featured for summer getaways article.

BATHROOM IDEA BOOK, March 2014

Featured in the section of Planning for the Best Bath.

COASTAL LIVING, October 2013

Online Article entitled "An Entertainer's Paradise in Delaware" describes a little TLC and stylish design turn an oceanfront home in Rehoboth Beach into the perfect place for company.

CHESAPEAKE HOME + LIVING, May 2011

Inside feature story "French Country Casual" describes how the combination of traditional architecture and a classically contemporary decor set the tone for this family-friendly renovation of a historic 1930's home. Baltimore County, Maryland

CHESAPEAKE HOME, June/July 2010

Cover Feature with inside story "Weekends on the Water" describes a family's connection to each other and the water and how these relationships resulted in a new "get away" home that they live in year round. Gibson Island, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

THE BALTIMORE SUN, June 25, 2010

In an article entitled "Second homes make the perfect summer getaway" Dennis Hockman describes two very distinct getaway homes, one of which is PBA's Gibson Island year round home that has been crafted so that every day life feels like a "getaway". Gibson Island, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

CHESAPEAKE HOME, April/May 2010

10-page feature entitled "Strawberry Hill - A Diamond in the Rough" explains how a humble stone house built in 1700 and added onto over the years evolved to become a modest country estate before it fell into disrepair late in the 20th century and how a 21st century restoration brought the property to a "better than never" living place. Baltimore County, Maryland

WASHINGTON SPACES - Leading Architects, Fall 2009

Jeffrey Penza was quoted in an inside feature spread on Top Area Designers. Jeff explains how he relates to a client's sense of self by saying, "Design matters. Celebrating what you want to live with and concealing the rest is essential to designing for life. The most effective spaces for living are those that reflect your personality. I look for something, no matter how small or how quirky, that will individualize a space, giving it life - your life".

CHESAPEAKE HOME, March 2008

Cover Feature with inside story "Customizing A Classic" details the transformation of a typical Maryland farmhouse to a showplace, revealing how the homeowner discovers his "inner designer".

SOLUTIONS AT HOME, October 2007

Cover Feature with inside story "The Courage to Renovate" explains how the Penza's undertook the reconstruction of a 1930's stone colonial to reflect the couple's contemporary lifestyle without compromising the home's rich historic character.

STYLE MAGAZINE, August 2007

Article entitled "Inside Out" features a custom Pool House & outdoor dining and entertainment quarters for a Baltimore County residence.

BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, March 2007

Article entitled Home Show features the private residences of four architects including that of Jeff and Laura Penza which is introduced as "Traditional Form, Contemporary Flair."

CHESAPEAKE HOME, February/March 2007

Jeffrey Penza is quoted in an article entitled "Go Ahead and Stair" speaking specifically about "Daring Curves" and "The Turret".

CHESAPEAKE HOME, 2007 Guide to Industry Experts

Laura Penza is quoted and a photograph of one of the firm's residential projects is highlighted in an article entitled "Distinctly American."