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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.

3 Responses to “The Modernist Flag Building at White Oak Professional Center (1965), 11161 Lockwood Drive”

  1. Terry DeGutis Balton

    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.

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  3. clare lise kelly

    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