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The Modernist Flag Building at White Oak Professional Center (1965), 11161 Lockwood Drive

by clare lise kelly on September 20th, 2011
11161 Lockwood Dr

11161 Lockwood Drive, White Oak

Montgomery Modern

The White Oak Professional Center (1965), at 11161 Lockwood Drive, is a contemporary office building that features bannerlike vertical panels rising like flags above the roofline and dipping like pennants from the wall surfaces.

This Montgomery Modern building was designed by architect Vincent A. DeGutis of Silver Spring. The four-story structure is located near the SE corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Lockwood Drive.

Stone aggregate panels add warmth to the curtain walls.

The exterior panels are composed of aggregate stones with peach-brown tones.

The developer was Realty Investment Company, which built a headquarters building the sameyear at 11315 Lockwood Drive. The chairman of RIC was Stewart Bainum who lived nearby in Burnt Mills Hills.

Geometric glass panels enliven the south wing.

Montgomery Modern explores mid-century modern buildings and communities that reflect the optimistic spirit of the post-war era in Montgomery County, Maryland. From International Style office towers to Googie style stores and contemporary tract houses, Montgomery Modern celebrates the buildings, technology, and materials of the Atomic Age, from the late 1940s through the 1960s. A half century later, we now have perspective to appreciate these resources as a product of their time.
3 Comments
  1. It was fun to find this blurb on a building designed by my father who has been deceased for many years now. I actually remember when this building was being built. Thank you for the memory.

  2. Useful content and awesome design you got here! I want to thank you for sharing your solutions and taking the time into the stuff you publish! Sublime work!

  3. clare lise kelly permalink

    Terry, Great to hear from you! We would love to know more about your father, architect Vincent A. DeGutis, for our database of mid-century modern architecture in Montgomery–education, practice, projects. Please email me at clare.kelly@montgomeryplanning.org
    Regards,
    Clare

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