Chambers Mentors Award-Winning Students


Baltimore, MD | May 2, 2016

Chambers’ residential interior designer Steven Sutor mentored architecture students from Morgan State University as they designed and assembled a traditional dining room for the All American House 2016, an exhibition housed in Baltimore’s Carroll Mansion.

Organized by MADE: In America, a nonprofit organization that promotes American commerce, in collaboration with Carroll Museums, the All American House project brought local Baltimore area design students together to create interiors showcasing American craftsmanship. Students from participating schools were assigned one room to design, each space showcasing exclusively American-made products from the nation’s leading manufacturers with a focus on Baltimore-based firms. This unique project perfectly aligns with the goals of MADE: In America, a DC-based nonprofit that works to revive American industrial ingenuity.

The exhibition is housed in the stunning 200-year-old Federal style Carroll Mansion, which was once the residence of Charles Carroll, one of four Declaration of Independence signers from Maryland. With both exterior and interior architecture intact, this exhibition aimed not only to highlight American manufacturers, but also revitalize the mansion’s interiors, providing practical experience for the designers of tomorrow and giving back to the community. Several local Baltimore artists also donated original works to be displayed throughout each of the spaces.

Each room was judged by a panel from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and awards were announced on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Mansion’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Sutor’s students received the “Most Marketable Award” for their dining room design, recognizing the space’s clean, clear presentation of American-made furniture, lighting, artworks, and textiles. Each school was also given an award of recognition by the Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, in appreciation of the students’ hard work, dedication and cultural contribution to the surrounding community.

The All American House exhibit will be open to the public from May 1 through July 10 at Carroll Mansion, located at 800 E. Lombard Street. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

First opening its doors in Baltimore on Eutaw Street in 1899, Chambers has a long history of designing distinctive interiors for high-end residential clients. Today, the company is recognized as the largest hospitality design firm in the nation that focuses on private golf, country, city and yacht clubs and maintains a local residential presence in Baltimore. Chambers is also a Corporate Alliance Partner of the Club Managers Association of America, providing significant support to the continuing education and advancement of the private club industry. Chambers takes a 360⁰ approach to club planning and design because they know that everything is connected. Everything matters.