Category: Historic Preservation

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Six Major Projects to Launch Phase Two of Development in The District Detroit

Olympia Development of Michigan announced six projects in The District Detroit, including the restoration of three vacant historic buildings and the construction of three new mixed-use buildings near the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena. These projects will launch phase two of development in The District Detroit while creating hundreds of new jobs, continuing the momentum of the city’s resurgence and extending the Ilitch organization’s decades-long commitment to development in Detroit.

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Nominations for 2018 WMF/Knoll Modernism Prize Now Open

World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced nominations are open for the 2018 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the prize recognizes architects or designers that have demonstrated innovative solutions to preserve or save threatened modern architecture.

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Preservation Alliance Announces 2018 Award Winners

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Preservation Achievement Awards, including individuals, organizations, structures, and spaces that contribute to the Philadelphia region’s unique character. The Awards will be presented on the evening of June 6th with keynote speaker Stephanie K. Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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DAS Architects’ Urban Renovation Wins Preservation Award

“The Steele Building at 15 South 11th Street was derelict for years before our client, Brickstone Realty, purchased it,” said David A. Schultz, AIA, co-founder and principal of DAS Architects. “We replaced all the windows and building systems, repaired the tile floors and marble stairs in the lobby, and restored the Italianate friezes and terra cotta fleur-de-les on the overhanging cornice. It is a tribute to the original builder’s skill that so much of the delicate exterior features survived intact for more than 100 years.”

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DXA Studio to Restore and Add Penthouse Addition to 102 Greene Street in Soho’s Historic Cast Iron District

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a public hearing Tuesday, March 20th, where a proposed plan by New York based architecture and design firm DXA studio to restore and add a penthouse addition atop 102 Greene Street was approved.  Located in the heart of the historic SoHo Cast Iron District, the three-story cast-iron building will provide future tenants with 11,000 square feet of retail, office, and amenity space.

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DePauw University’s new Dining Hall reflects historic campus design, meets LEED Gold criteria

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), DePauw University’s Hoover Hall provides a new dining hall for the Indiana university, while carrying forward the Georgian character of the campus and complementing the historic East College building. The $32 million project was completed on time, under budget and to meet U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Gold criteria.

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Renovation of the Irish Hunger Memorial in Manhattan Completed

Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), CTA Architects, P.C., construction manager The LiRo Group, and contractor Nicholson & Galloway, Inc. have completed the $5.3 million renovation and waterproofing of the Irish Hunger Memorial. The project restored the monument to its former magnificence, while rendering it significantly less susceptible to damage from weather for years to come. The Memorial, designed by internationally renowned sculptor and public artist Brian Tolle, originally opened in 2002. It is a contemplative space devoted to honor the Great Irish Hunger and Migration of 1845-1852, while encouraging viewers to contemplate present-day hunger worldwide. Over the years, it had succumbed to water infiltration from above and subsequent water damage.

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Oasis at Death Valley Resort Undergoing Major Renovation

OZ Architecture is leading the renovation of one of the nation’s unique resort destinations: the Oasis at Death Valley. The historic resort, operated by Xanterra Travel Collection, is undergoing a significant transformation that will bring a variety of new luxury amenities and facilities, while maintaining the historic ambiance, stylistic qualities and Mission architecture that have attracted visitors for over 100 years.

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Substantial’s new open work space

Substantial is a digital product studio that was founded in 2006 and moved into the 100-year-old building in 2013. goCstudio was brought on board to redesign the entire 14,000-square-foot upper floor of the building to create an open plan office that would accommodate the growing needs of the company. The challenge was to create a cohesive open plan work space which retained the feel of the original Substantial space and would maximize the existing character of the building; exposed brick walls, old growth Douglas Fir beams and roof decking, and warehouse style window walls.

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How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

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