Brian Swanson Design
Having worked in the U.S., Canada, South Africa and the U.K., Brian brings many years of international experience and expertise to the successful design firm he established in 1986.
An award-winning designer, Brian’s strength is his ability to envision exciting, unique design solutions. His numerous and diverse projects illustrate a passion for design and planning that gives Brian’s work a singular, always thought-provoking aesthetic.
Primarily a specialist in retail design, his portfolio includes such notable projects as the U.S. Naval Academy Visitor Center Gift Store in Annapolis and 12 luxury stores in the Wynn Encore, with Steve Wynn, in Las Vegas. He has recently designed Tyra Banks’ residence and corporate offices in New York City. www.swanson-design.com
J C Porter Construction
Founded in 2008 by current President, John C. Porter Jr., J C Porter Construction, LLC is a full-service General Contractor providing quality construction, design-build services & construction management for public, private and nonprofit enterprises through the Mid-Atlantic. Located in Baltimore, MD, J C Porter foundation is built on performance, trust, accountability & execution.
J C Porter specializes in any project from commercial, institutional, intuitional to multi-family residential projects. With an excellent reputation in the mid-Atlantic, we consistently achieve our mission to provide a top quality product at a fair value, delivered in a safe, professional, timely manner. Our clients include developers, commercial office tenants, architects, designers, banking institutions, retail and restaurant owners, warehouse proprietors and more. J C Porter has a strong staff with the diversity and decades of experience to handle any project.
As part of their commitment J C Porter is rooted in the community by supporting a number of local organizations including Family & Children Services of Central Maryland, SquashWise, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Cancer Society as well as many others. www.jcporterconstruction.com
Adam Scott Cook
Adam Scott Cook’s work focuses on the dialogue between art and architecture. His work is expressed through his sculptures and designs using wide range of materials. He also finds simple forms and ideas in today’s buildings and captures them through digital photography. Cook’s methodology behind his creations is to use his knowledge from his formal education in artistic studies as the basis, build on his background and experience in architecture, and continue to gain inspiration from his travels throughout the world. Having concepts that are both distinctive and explorative Adam Scott Cook strives to be an auteur in all aspects of art, architecture, and their construction.
Adam Scott Cook is a native of Baltimore who has studied architecture and sculpture locally and internationally. Throughout his college career, Cook worked fulltime for several architectural firms learning and experiencing all facets of architecture from conceptual design through construction. He has worked on several mixed-use projects in the flourishing neighborhood of Harbor East. Currently Cook is a Project Architect on the Four Seasons Hotel, the first five-star hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. www.adamscottcook.com