Reconstruction Awards

Center of I.M. Pei-designed plaza part of Washington redevelopment

Photo: Judy Davis, Hoachlander Davis Photography.

November 24, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The L’Enfant Plaza, a three-story below-grade mall, was renovated to include a new glass atrium p...

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Adaptive reuse utilized to build Manhattan's first freestanding emergency department

Chris Cooper Photography/Courtesy Perkins Eastman.

November 24, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The Lenox Hill Healthplex, a restoration of the Curran O’Toole Building, has glass-block walls an...

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Nave restored at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library

Yale's Sterling Memorial Library. Photo: Brian Rose.

November 19, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Turner Construction and Helpern Architects revived the 150-foot-long nave, which was embellished...

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Infinite Chicago redevelopment bridges past to present

The project repurposed the 16-story Gibbons Building and the 19-story Steger Building into 124 student living units with 409 beds. Photo courtesy Papageorge Haymes Partners

November 19, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The renovation of three historic downtown buildings—the Gibbons and Steger Buildings and Pickwick...

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Sun Theater serves the youth of St. Louis

St. Louis’s Sun Theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Photo: Michael Kelley.

November 18, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor  

Lawrence Group and property owner TLG Beaux Arts raised $11 million to restore the 26,000-sf thea...

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Smithsonian Institution’s Arts and Industries Building again an exposition and museum space

Smithsonian Institution’s Arts & Industries Building, the institution’s second building, and the first to house the National Museum. Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie, Architectural Photographer.

November 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

After removing decades’ worth of unfortunate additions to expose 17 historic interior spaces for...

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Lumberyard turned into Chicago charter school

Photo: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing.

November 16, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

While the existing structures were in poor condition, the Building Team preserved and restored 75...

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Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School grows with the times design-build

The Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School serves 1,300 students (pre-K to 12) at its facilities on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, near Central Park. Photos: Andrew Mohat Media

November 12, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The 251-year-old NYC school was a design-build project that overcame issues like tight space and...

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Restoration of the Whitney Building provides hope for Detroit

A second skylight was placed above the hallmark atrium skylight; only the steel framework of the original was kept. Photo courtesy Whitney Partners.

November 10, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four years ago, Whitney Partners purchased the 253,000-sf Whitney for $3.3 million. Their mission...

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University of Chicago's uses space economically with Saieh Hall

The nearly 150,000-sf Saieh Hall for Economics had to be sqeezed into tight quarters on the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago. Photo: Tom Rossiter.

November 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The five-story, 100,000-sf seminary was converted into a modern education facility that would be...

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King of kings: Classic brooklyn movie theater stages a return engagement

The final result of the Kings Theatre redevelopment gracefully emulates the original design by theater architects Rapp & Rapp and interior designer Harold W. Rambusch. Photo: Matt Lambros Photography

November 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The theater, which withstood vacancy, neglect and vandalism, has been redeveloped with a goal: ba...

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