Penguin Random House



Location: 400 Hahn Rd, Westminster, MD 21157

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400 Hahn Rd, Westminster, MD 21157



How Did Project Go

Dean R. Camlin has completed many projects for the large distribution warehouse for Penguin Random House in Westminster, Maryland. Seen here are the truck docks on the face of Building 4. The tall, striped addition beyond is Building 5, which has a super-flat radiant concrete floor to accommodate the 65-foot-tall forklifts operating in the building. Two thirds of Building 5 was supported by a forest of auger-cast pilings due to poor soil. Buildings 6 and 7, also designed by the firm, were added later.

Renovations to the Executive Offices included the pictured employee cafeteria. The undulating glass-block wall and entrance to the new cafeteria were also added.

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“My wife Mary and I first met Dean Camlin some 20 years ago when we were searching for an architect that could make Mary’s lifelong dream a reality by creating the perfect environment for preschool children to thrive and flourish. He listened carefully to her concepts and then applied his considerable skills to create Little Peoples Place into a facility that has proven to meet all of her expectations. Literally, thousands of children have been introduced to the concept of learning while having fun in the building Dean designed.

“We have done a number of smaller projects since then and have always found Dean very easy to communicate with. He explains architectural issues in ways that can be understood by those not in the field. His integrity is beyond reproach and his many years of experience are invaluable when you need to get a problem solved or a job done. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an architect.”

– William Burke, Owner
Little People’s Place