The Baltimore office of the Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC law firm is located in a reclaimed foundry. According to the company, the columns for the U.S. Capitol were forged there and the foundry chimney is still visible through the lobby skylights.
The building was designed by Charles Patterson of Walter Shamus who used exposed stone and brick, factory-style floors and steel walls. Some people say it feels more like a movie set than an office for a law firm.
The building was originally built in the 1850s and was renovated in 2006. Located in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, it’s next to Woodberry Kitchen and has access to the Woodberry pool. Its outdoor sign was designed to match the feel of the historic neighborhood.
The space was known for some of the coolest holiday parties until in became too large when Rifkin Weiner Livingston merged with the Law Offices of Arnold M. Weiner.
The Woodberry Historic District is located on the west side of the Jones Falls Valley. It was significant in its association with the industrial development of Baltimore in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of those former industrial buildings have been converted into office, retail and housing space.