Reconstruction Awards

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Lovejoy Wharf, and the Bay Area Metro Center are just a few of the proje...

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The rehabilitation included the restoration of the exterior masonry, porches, windows, and roofing. © 2014 Jonathan Hillyer

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The data center can scale to 24 MW. QTS prefers to retrofit rather than build new. Mark Weirda / Cultivate Studios.

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Two long-concealed vaulted ceilings in the second-floor galleries were restored. The project had to obtain with numerous regulatory approvals. Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum.

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The renovation restored two long-concealed vaulted ceilings in the second-floor galleries and rec...

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The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, on Cape Cod. The residential addition is behind the Mess Deck in the foreground. Ben Johnson / Shawmut Design and Construction 

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The two-story “overbuild” employed block and plank construction with drag strut detailing to conn...

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The Masonic Temple’s original wood-clad steel trusses provide a striking accent to the top two floors of the office space. An eighth floor is suspended from the trusses via a clevis, outrigger, and rod detail. The office showcases tenant CBRE’s Workplace 360 approach, an address-free environment across several floors with no assigned offices or workstations. Courtesy Gensler / Ryan Gobuty.

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The building team suspended a new eighth-floor mezzanine and added 18 9x15-foot windows to the no...

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The seismic upgrade of the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building used nonlinear dynamic analysis to implement a system of rocking concrete walls connected to the foundation by 250 shear lugs grouted into a greased sleeve. Glenn Nevill / Simpson Gumpertz & Heger.

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The building team used a system of rocking concrete shear walls, which eliminated the need for de...

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The new rooftop patio at the Arc at Old Colony, which features studio, 1-, 2-, 3- and 4BR apartments. Five floors have been designated historic to retain their original corridor features and finishes. Courtesy CA Ventures.

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Arc at Old Colony's vintage floor plans, voluminous lobby, and myriad elevators were perfect...

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Noble Chapel was rebuilt after a major fire. The cremtorium was restored and damaged retorts were replaced. On the exterior, Gladding McBean recreated the original terra cotta ridge caps it made for the chapel in 1892. Scott Hahn / ARG Conservation Services, Inc.

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

In May 2013 the 124-year-old Noble Chapel, suffered a three-alarm fire that almost completely des...

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The newly constructed eight-story atrium in the Bay Area Metro Center provides occupants with welcome daylight. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification. Mikki P. Green/ Mikki Piper Imaging.

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The structure’s 60,000-sf floor plates made the interior dark and foreboding, and BAHA wanted to...

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A painting studio at the Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Columns were replaced with exposed 40-foot trusses to open up the space. The facility also has framing studios, music practice rooms, offices, and a 280-seat theatre. Tom Arben Photography 

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The five-story brick-and-beam structure is an adaptive reuse of the Canada Hair Cloth Building, w...

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The Building Team for the Marwen arts campus gutted portions of the space to create a much-needed new vehicular entry and loggia. © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Marwen currently offers 100 studio courses to 850 underserved students from 295 schools and 53 zi...

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The Cigar Factory is celebrating its third life in its 135-year history, this time as a Class A office building anchoring Charleston’s emerging NoMo (North Morrison Boulevard) technology corridor. Robert Oswald / Oswald Design & Creative.

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Cigar Factory was originally a cotton mill but became the home of the American Cigar Company...

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The Building Team for St. Patrick’s Cathedral had the National Historic Landmark ready to greet Pope Francis on September 24, 2015, three months ahead of schedule. © John Baer / Building Images Photography

November 16, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The cathedral, dedicated in 1879, sorely needed work.

Developer Related Beal landed Converse as the sole tenant for the Hoffman Building. The adaptive reuse secured LEED Gold certification and $9.9 million in tax relief over a 25-year period. © Gustav Hoiland / Flagship Photo.

November 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

After demolishing the rotten wood wharf, Suffolk Construction (GC) built a new 30,000-sf landscap...

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Leo A Daly and Broadcast Building Co. designed a box-within-a-box to isolate KETV’s news studio from the noise and vibration of a nearby active rail line. © 2016 Visko Hatfield

November 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The 1898 Greek Revival train terminal, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Plac...

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Pepper Construction and Booth Hansen Architecture worked with Chicago Landmarks Commission officials to identify historic elements in the Three Arts Club. Original wood doors and windows were restored. Windows on the upper floors were replaced with fenestration that matched the historic profile of the originals. Photo: © 2015 RH

November 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

On the exterior of the building, masonry and terra cotta were revitalized, and ugly fire escapes...

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The 16-foot-high basketball court in the Seattle Children’s outpatient center is used for pediatric sports medicine and orthopedic care services. Photo courtesy of Aaron Leitz.

November 14, 2016 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

The hospital was attracted to the big box’s footprint: one level with wide spans between structur...

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The sanctuary of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue in New York was restored following a massive fire five years ago. All photos: Chris Cooper / Chris Cooper Photographer Inc.

November 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The blaze left the 110-year-old synagogue a charred shell, its structural integrity severely comp...

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Even though the Seaholm Power Plant has been out of operation since 1989, its iconic stacks still define the Seaholm District, which includes a 30-story residential condominium high-rise and low-rise retail/office space. The central plaza is illuminated by a custom responsive light installation coordinated by the city of Austin’s Art and Public Places program. Courtesy of Casey Dunn Photography.

November 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The power plant was on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historic...

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The Grand Lobby is accented by original millwork that was reinstalled after the columns were structurally reinforced. Courtesy Brad Pogatetz Photography

November 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Built in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition, the CAA was an exclusive social club founded...

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Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, N.Y. - Platinum Award winner, 2015. Photo: Matt Lambros Photography

February 05, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The 2016 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects...

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Intrinsic School, Chicago. 2015 Gold Award winner. Photo: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing

January 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2015 and July 8, 2016 are eligible.

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Millennium Lakeside Garage in Chicago. Photos: Western Specialty Contractors

December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Millennium Lakeside Garage, the largest underground parking facility in the U.S., hadn’t been wat...

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Washington Monument restored after rare East Coast earthquake

An earthquake and Hurricane Irene caused damage to the Washington Monument in 2011. Photos courtesy Hill International

November 30, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This restoration and repair project, which was completed under budget and eight days early (despi...

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Denver's 107-year-old seminary campus modernized  St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Photos: Terry Shapiro

November 30, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The scope of the project included the seminary dorms, library, and chapel, all of which posed the...

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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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