We believe that understanding and honoring historic, identifiable features of a site enhances local character and is an integral part of the planning process.
The Thomas and Company Cannery
The Thomas and Company Cannery in Gaithersburg, MD was built between 1917 and 1918. It was the first and largest vegetable cannery in Montgomery County and the largest employer of the area. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Maryland Historical Trust, this building holds an important place in the City. Rodgers helped redevelop this site into a commercial and employment center while preserving the unique look of the Cannery. The architecture of the additional retail space on East Diamond Avenue was chosen to match and blend in with the Cannery as part of the Gateway to the City. The Thomas Cannery renovation and redevelopment was recognized in 2005 at the Annual Montgomery County Awards for Historic Preservation.
Villages of Urbana
The Fat Oxen, a farmhouse dating to the mid-18th century, was one of the historic buildings preserved in the Villages of Urbana and a notable example of English architecture in a largely German dominated area of Maryland. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, this home is now a centerpiece in the Villages of Urbana when it was once a forgotten, neglected structure. When Monocacy Land Company purchased and developed the land for The Villages of Urbana, The Fat Oxen underwent extensive renovation, its immediate grounds and front drive preserved. Careful planning efforts with Rodgers Consulting were designed to complement the historic building; Sprigg Street lines up directly with the home and a recreation Center resulting in the respectful and careful way the Fat Oxen house was integrated into the new village.