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Filson NYC Flagship store in mid-town Manhattan

Filson’s New York flagship store in mid-town Manhattan, designed by Heliotrope Architects, occupies a 4,000-square-foot former mattress store in an 1800s brownstone located on Broadway, near Union Square. The store showcases the product line in an immersive experience that brings the brand to life in the heart of the city.

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The Whitney Hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill

The Whitney Hotel is a new, 65-room boutique hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill. Named after prominent industrialist and former owner Henry Melville Whitney, the project comprises the historic John Jeffries House, originally constructed in 1908 as nurses’ housing for Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. The building was reconfigured, renovated, and expanded with a four-story addition on an adjacent parking lot that includes an additional 21 hotel rooms, the main entrance, and lobby. It also houses Peregrine, a Mediterranean restaurant/bar by an award-winning owner duo.

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State Theatre in Austin, Texas

State Theatre is a renovation project currently in progress that was designed by the Austin/San Antonio-based firm Clayton Korte. Built on Congress Avenue next to the Paramount, Austin’s original performing arts venue, State Theatre opened as a movie palace in 1935. Today, the theatre produces a range of drama, comedy, music, dance, and spoken-word events. The development of a hotel project next door prompted a renovation to reposition the theatre as an incubator for future Paramount performers and an entry point for new audiences with Austin Theatre Alliance.

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Medina Winery in Texas

Incorporating the masonry walls of an existing barn and goat shed, Clayton Korte’s design concept for the Medina Winery reflects a farmer’s approach to winery operations: a facility that embodies pragmatism, simplicity, and flexibility.

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Central Roofing re-roofs top of historic Itasca building

In the trendy North Loop section of Minneapolis, the Warehouse District is anchored by Itasca Lofts condominiums. More than 100 years old, the converted warehouse is home to 71 units plus a restaurant, comedy club and commercial space on the first floor. Six stories tall, the structure’s old roof was failing until Encompass Inc. and Central Roofing Company stepped in to help.

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MBH Architects completes mixed-use development, 300 Grant Ave.

MBH Architects announces the completion of 300 Grant Ave., a ground-up, 70,000-square-foot retail and office mixed-use development located in the heart of San Francisco’s downtown shopping district. “Union Square is in many ways a representation of San Francisco itself, with its large and small, tall and short, colorful and quaint buildings, all standing shoulder to shoulder in incredible harmony,” says John McNulty, Founding Principal and Architect, MBH Architects. “Engaging with this sense of rhythm was one of our design goals; we were intent on bringing to life a building that is complementary to the neighborhood and adds to the enjoyment of walking and being in the area.”

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RDC unveils design of Erewhon Market/Café for urban environments

RDC has unveiled its designs for Erewhon, Silver Lake, the latest in a series from the organic grocer and café in the Los Angeles region. RDC is architect of record for the new Silver Lake location, designing its interior space plan and adapting the building for Erewhon’s expanded footprint (12,000 square feet plus outdoor seating area).

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RDC opens San Diego office

RDC, has opened offices in San Diego at 101 West Broadway in downtown San Diego, and has named RDC Principal Sean Slater, AIA, as Principal-In-Charge of the new office. Under the leadership of Slater and RDC Senior Principal Mitra Esfandiari, AIA, the design staff at the firm’s Long Beach headquarters has created a portfolio of San Diego projects that includes the multi-phase repositioning of Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the redevelopment of Horton Plaza, renovations at Fashion Valley Mall, new mixed-use at Costa Verde Center, and several new high-rise multifamily communities in early planning phases.  

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