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Adaptive Reuse

The P.R. Mallory Building in Indianapolis has been transformed to house a middle and high school that are connected to Purdue University. Images: Schmidt Associates

July 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Adaptive reuse preserved many of the building’s original features.

Living space inside affordable housing unit

A spartan living space inside an affordable housing unit that used to be a hotel room in a Days Inn in Branson, Mo. The developer, Repvblik, sees opportunities throughout the Midwest for such adaptive reuses of space laid vacant by the recent pandemic. Image: Repvblik


May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Los Angeles-based startup sees the Midwest as most fertile for adaptive reuse.

225 polk exterior

Photos courtesy of Eric Laignel

February 25, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was originally constructed in 1965.

POST Houston aerial view

All renderings courtesy Luxigon/OMA

July 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OMA is designing the project.

Renderings courtesy The Architectural Team

June 17, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Architectural Team designed the project.

June 11, 2019 | Paul Westlake, FAIA, DLR Group Global Cultural+Performing Arts Leader

Building reuse generally offers greater environmental savings than demolition or new construction...

Work, park, live: Inside Cincinnati’s parking garage turned lifestyle hotel

The Summit, a 426,000-sf hotel in Cincinnati, is the first to be designed from scratch by its owner-operator, Dolce Hotel and Resorts by Wyndham. Its nine-story atrium, surrounded by glass elevators, allowed the Building Team to redistribute the building’s weight loads and give the hotel more height. Photo: Mike Howard Photography

July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory.


A double-height annex serves as Jupiter Entertainment office’s social and pantry area, including a 12-seat conference room, that’s bathed in natural light. Image: Peter Dressel/Wilk Marketing Communications

June 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The project team completed this full-floor renovation in four months.

Box Shops by Related

Courtesy Latent Design/Boombox

June 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Related Midwest will open the market at 725 W. Randolph St. later this week.

An art installation adds color to the drab skeletal remnants of a 1950s-era weapons factory, several of whose buildings have been adapted to museums, galleries, cafes, and other event spaces at Beijing's 798 Arts Zone. Image: Sasaki

May 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

China’s third-most-popular tourist attraction remains a magnet for creative tenants.

Edison Lofts on Main Street

Courtesy Minno & Wasko Architects & Planners

April 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Minno & Wasko Architects & Planners designed the building.

March 08, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Memphis-based engineering firm OGCB and contractor Grinder Tabor Grinder led the removal of 54 mi...

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The gasholders London

Courtesy Wilkinson Eyre

February 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new residences are part of the King’s Cross redevelopment scheme.

Education Village at Winona State University

Rendering courtesy Leo A Daly

January 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $25.3 million project is currently under construction on the Winona State University campus....

The new Santiago Hall at Chapman University

Architecture and Imagery by Togawa Smith Martin, Inc. and AC Martin 

January 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Packing House was originally built for the Santiago Orange Growers Association.

The 100-room Detroit Foundation Hotel, in downtown Detroit, is this city's latest example of adaptive reuse that is restoring old, often vacant, buildings. Image: McIntosh Poris Architects

December 11, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Detroit Foundation, a stylish boutique hotel, is the Motor City’s newest hospitality venue.

Exterior of Punch Bowl Social Stapleton
November 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The concept’s design reflects the golden age of flight.

ACC new digital media center, interiors designed by Perkins+Will

Rendering courtesy of Perkins+Will

November 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Renovation of the defunct mall represents Phase 2 of ACC’s $100 million adaptive reuse project....

Gensler led the Building Team that converted a 16,000-sf former storage facility into a new headquarters space for Investors Management Corporation, one of several old buildings that have been transformed during a recent redevelopment spurt in Raleigh, N.C. Image: Chris Leonard/courtesy of Gensler 

October 23, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This adaptive reuse establishes more direct visual and physical connections to a growing city. ...

A rendering of the Innovation Complex in Providence, R.I., which broke ground last month. The 191,000-sf complex is the latest “knowledge community”—and the second in Providence—to be developed by Wexford Science + Technology. Image: Wexford

October 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The campus is expected to include an Aloft hotel. 

To accommodate its rapid growth, WeWork, the coworker office space redeveloper, has acquired Fieldlens, whose app streamlines jobsite communication and management.  Pictured is one of WeWork's locations in Hollywood, Calif.  Image: WeWork

June 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Fieldlens helps turn jobsites into social networks. 

Rendering courtesy of Morris Adjmi Architects

March 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is located in West Chelsea between the High Line and West Street.

November 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project received $3.8 million in public financing in exchange for constructing units for resi...

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Nomad Pizza, one of the most popular restaurants in Princeton, N.J., opened last May. It is an adaptive reuse of a gas station located near a shopping center. Image: Michael Slack, courtesy JZA+D

November 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The original building dates back to the Modernist 1930s.

The 94-room Beauport Hotel is Gloucester, Mass.'s first full-service hotel. This project moved forward thanks to community outreach efforts by its GC Windover Construction. Image: Peter Vanderwarker Photography 

September 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The construction of this 94-room hotel and conference center pitted tourism proponents against lo...

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Marc Berson, Vice Chairman of RWJ Barnabas Health, addresses the audience at a recent symposium on how healthcare systems can manage excess assets at a time of industry consolidation and higher demand for providing services closer to communities. Image: Rutgers Business|Center for Real Estate

April 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As service providers position themselves closer to their communities, they are looking for ways t...

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Redevelopment plan announced for Chicago’s historic Cook County Hospital

Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons

April 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...

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