Reconstruction Awards

The 150-seat Lucille Pizzeria’s reclaimed wood flooring, arched windows, and 1930s-style chandeliers. The bank vault was turned into a lounge with a newly cut window, just in case the door got shut.

November 21, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The first floor features a zinc bar and an authentic Neapolitan pizza oven.

the first-floor Arts Commission Gallery

The first-floor Arts Commission Gallery. Kyle Jeffers Photography.

November 21, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Veterans Building houses the War Memorial staff, the city’s Arts Commission, the Opera’s lear...

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The light-filled, five-story atrium connects the new addition with the existing building and provides gathering space for students. Photo: Jon Miller – Hedrich Blessing Photographers

November 20, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The two-phase project revamped an opaque, horseshoe-shaped labyrinth of seven buildings from the...

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The Grand Staircase of The Gray

The Grand Staircase of The Gray, a new Kimpton hotel. The original building was designed by William Le Baron Jenney, known as the father of the skyscraper. Photo: Laure Joliet

November 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Building Team restored the granite and terra cotta façade and reclaimed more than 500 double-...

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Pittsburgh’s Union Trust Building occupies an entire city block, rising to 237 feet. Two Flemish-Gothic “chapels” on the roof house the building’s mechanical components. Photo: © Robert Benson.

November 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building was in such disrepair that much of the reconstruction budget had to go toward struct...

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The gastropub at Kitchen 21 has an 85-foot-long bar with 32 beers on tap. The space can be changed from a daytime café for beachgoers, to evening fine dining, to a concert venue. Photo: Todd Mason, Halken/Mason Photography.

November 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This project included the restoration of the landmark Childs Restaurant.

Cleveland's Ohio Theatre

The project team for Cleveland’s Ohio Theatre used archived drawings and photographs like the one in the inset to create coloration and design renderings for the restoration of the lobby.

November 15, 2017 | John Caulfield, SEnior Editor

The restoration relied heavily on historic photos and drawings.

The Sealing Room

The Sealing Room is where couples are married and sealed to one another in the LDS faith. Interior finishes needed to capture purity, eternity, and love. All photos © Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

November 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Parts of the tabernacle’s exterior shell were the only things that survived the blaze.

The after school program in the new clubhouse

The afterschool program in the new clubhouse attracts children whose grandparents once attended PS 186. The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem partnered with Alembic Community Development and Monadnock Development on the $45.4 million project. Photo: David Sundberg / ESTO.

November 13, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Word that PS 186 might be demolished brought out the preservationists, whose letter-writing campa...

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Seaholm Power Plant Redevelopment, Austin, Texas, a Gold Award winner in BD+C's 2016 Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Casey Dunn Photography

January 05, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2016 and July 14, 2017 are eligible.

The Grand Lobby at the Chicago Athletic Association building, a Platinum Award winner in BD+C's 2016 Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Brad Pogatetz Photography

January 04, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The 2017 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects...

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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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