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Inside the historic Ace Hotel in New Orleans

The Ace Hotel New Orleans is located on a corner lot in the historic Warehouse District, within walking distance of a gourmet grocery, upscale retail establishments, and a variety of fine dining options. This 184,000-square-foot mixed-use development centered around the renovation of an existing 9-story circa 1928 building. Once the home of the largest furniture store in the South, the building was designed by Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth, architects of the Louisiana State Capitol. In addition to renovating the Art Deco building, the project included a 4-story addition.

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DXA Studio to Design Addition to Willem de Kooning’s Former Studio

The proposed 3 story addition will be composed of slumped, reflective glazing that’s curved form references the organic and spontaneous qualities of the art work of de Kooning and his contemporaries.  “We felt the reflective nature of the glass could serve to capture the kinetic quality of the surroundings, broadcasting back color, textures, and movement, helping us see the world around us in a different way,” said Partner Jordan Rogove.  “The reflection also turns the lens back on New York City, a place forever changed by the immense contributions of the New York School painters making it the capital of the art world for the first time.”

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Cuningham Group Renovation Blends Sustainability and WELL™ Technology in a Late-1800s Building

In the historic St. Anthony Main office complex along the Mississippi River, the renovation of the top two floors of the four-story office is part of a unifying branding effort across all Cuningham Group offices. The design came out of the firm’s need to address plans for future growth and expansion. It also responds to density and space equity issues by addressing the changing work styles of the nearly 200 Cuningham Group employees located in Minneapolis.

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KTGY Architecture + Planning Restores Historic Anaheim White House Restaurant

KTGY Architecture + Planning announced that the Anaheim White House Restaurant, owned by world-renowned chef, restaurateur, author and humanitarian, Sir Bruno Serato, has risen from the ashes after a devastating fire on February 4, 2017, which ravaged nearly the entire restaurant housed in a historic 1909 Colonial-style mansion in Orange County, California.

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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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Guide to Green Building Products – Product of the Week

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Rosendale Natural Cement Products®: Natural cement is made at much lower temperatures allowing much less fuel to be burned. The estimated reduction in CO2 is on the order of 600 pounds per ton of cement. Natural Cement retains its resilience, providing high performance and low maintenance over a building’s extended life cycle.

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