A Modern Past

The Washington Post
September 8, 2007

In 1969, Bolton Square, a Baltimore townhouse enclave designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, received an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects, which said the Modernist complex demonstrated “what thoughtful urban design can accomplish.” Forty years later, its residents celebrate the smart, efficient, and practical design. Two of those residents are Marybeth Shaw and Majid Jelveh of the architectural design firm Shaw-Jelveh Design. Says Shaw, “The stability of this complex is a result of the strong design. People need dignity and privacy. They get that here because of the richness of layers and textures and different zones.”