design

December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Vasili’s Kitchen is Opening on Dec. 6 in Downtown Kentlands (PHOTO)

Vasili’s Kitchen Fresh Mediterranean is officially opening at 705 Center Point Way in the Kentlands community of Gaithersburg on Dec. 6th. That’s the latest from restaurant manager Theo Hristopoulos. When it opens, the 4,000 square-foot-space will accommodate 200 customers for dinner, six days a week. The restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. – 11 […]

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October 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Modern Montgomery Tour of Mid-Century Architecture (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Office is working to raise awareness for mid-century modern architecture in Montgomery County. Recently, the department organized a bus tour of some examples of residential and public mid-century architecture, locally. Find out more in this report, below: Find out more about Modern Montgomery, here.

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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Outbox Pops Up in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Something totally new and different has popped up on the streets of downtown Silver Spring this summer and we have some students from Montgomery College to thank for it. MCTV’s Michael Brown has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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June 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Civic Building Welcomes Home Architect Rodolfo Machado (VIDEO)

The architect of the Silver Spring Civic Building, Rodolfo Machado, discussed the public space at a recent presentation. Take a look: During his lecture, Machado explained how architecture can relate to its surroundings to strengthen a neighborhood, a campus or a city. He presented past and recent designs, including a new mixed-use complex in Cairo, […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Jennifer Toole Headlines Planning Department’s Speakers Series, Her Topic is Cycling (VIDEO)

Jennifer Toole headlined the Planning Department’s Winter Speaker Series this month. Bridget Schwiesow has a recap. The next Speaker Series event takes place on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Planning Department’s auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring. Transportation planner Jeffrey Tumlin, principal and director of strategy for San Francisco-based Nelson/Nygaard, will […]

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January 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

picture of road construction cones

Construction of Watkins Mill Intersection Delayed for Design Changes

The construction of the long-awaited Watkins Mill Road Intersection at I-270 has been delayed for design changes, according to a spokesperson for the Maryland State Highway Administration. “SHA is making some modifications to the design of the interchange which require a few more months prior to construction,” said David Buck, SHA’s media relations manager. According […]

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February 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of nationally known planner Noré Winter

Planning Department Works with Noré Winter (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Planning Department recently hosted a nationally known guest in an effort to advance the quality of design in the county. Bridget Schwiesow has more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 3, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Poolesville Students Place in Assistive Technology Challenge (Photos)

The annual national AbilityOne Design Challenge competition encourages students to develop technologies that empower people with disabilities to break through barriers to employment. Three teams from Poolesville High School in Montgomery County took part in the competition on Feb. 28 in Vienna, Va. The Poolesville “Nexus” team took home second place and was awarded the title […]

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September 21, 2013 | John Kolm

Meet “The Workplace Gripe Guy”

Sandra from Rockville writes: “Dear Workplace Gripe Guy, I am sick to death of women being passed over for opportunity in my company.  I’ve been trying to break into sales for four years, but every time, the jobs go to one of  “the boys” and there’s always a “good reason” – it’s never because I’m […]

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