Category: Historic Preservation

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Historic Bowles Hall earns LEED Silver

In addition to LEED standards, the renovation had to meet Historic Building Code requirements for life safety and ADA compliance. The renovation scored high marks for innovation in design and substantial improvements in water use efficiency. In addition to the LEED Silver standard, Bowles Hall performs 20 percent in excess of the California Energy Commission’s Title 24 energy efficiency standards.

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Springfield Union Station restored with historically accurate Custom Windows by Wausau

The rail station was built in 1926 to replace an earlier station on the site, but closed in 1973, a victim of changing demographics and transportation patterns. Since then, passengers of this busy Amtrak station were relegated to a smaller facility nearby. Now, the $94 million, renovated, 120,000-square-foot, six-level terminal station has debuted as a transportation hub designed to support Amtrak, regional rail service, and regional and intercity bus operations for the area. It also features 64,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, much of which already has been leased.

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Space Needle to launch historic renovation project

In partnership with design firm Olson Kundig, led by design principal, Alan Maskin, and project architect, Blair Payson, the project team worked closely with the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board (LPB), local architecture historians and preservationists, a surviving original Space Needle structural engineer, and the community to be consistent with the original design intent and respect the character-defining features of the Space Needle.

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Tishman Speyer unveils plans for the “The Wheeler” — a creative office campus in the heart of downtown Brooklyn

With The Wheeler, Tishman Speyer is creating a 620,000 square-foot vertical office campus spread across 10 expansive floors. The new development will feature Brooklyn’s largest floorplate, 16-foot ceilings on each floor, an acre of outdoor space across a series of gardened terraces and roof decks, a dedicated amenity floor, and sweeping views of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and New York harbor.

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Preservation Alliance Announces 2017 Award Winners

The 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards will be presented in two categories: Grand Jury Awards for historic building projects that have been restored or renovated in an exemplary way; and Special Recognition Awards for people and organizations that champion preservation. The highest Special Recognition honor is the James Biddle Award for lifetime achievement.

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UMass Amherst Old Chapel transformed into vibrant community center

The most iconic and widely recognized building on campus, the Old Chapel first opened in 1885 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building closed in 1999 because it no longer met code and accessibility requirements. Today, the Old Chapel has emerged following a two-year, $21 million renovation as a vibrant community space for student gatherings, exhibits and events. The project is targeted for LEED Gold certification.

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Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) is the first program of its kind to offer a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable land development and management. SITES aligns land development and management with innovative sustainable design—defining what a sustainable site is and, ultimately, elevating the value of landscapes in the built environment.

Photo above: Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential.

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