Reconstruction Awards

The museum's west entrance

The west entrance of the museum is laid onto the landscape and inserted into the topography. All photos: Paul Colletti Photography/©IMEG Corp

November 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The project team used its creativity to overcome floods and other obstacles to construction.

The zachry exterior

Once a four-story, precast concrete box, the Zachry has become a campus threshold and gateway. All photos: Randy Braley Photography

November 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Texas A&M’s engineering school builds for future growth.

The 1906 bank’s limestone façade and colossal engaged columns

The 1906 bank’s limestone façade and colossal engaged columns. All photos: Todd Mason/Halkin Mason Photography.

November 12, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

New headquarters mixes old and new to help this fast-growth company attract top talent.

Five-story penthouse

The copper-clad spire of the five-story Pinnacle Penthouse has a private elevator, two sets of stairs, and a great room with a 24-foot vaulted ceiling and a 360-degree view of Manhattan. All photos: Ralph D'Angelo / Cig Digital Inc.

November 11, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The one-time tallest building in the world is now home to an exclusive residential clientele.

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Wrigley field looking to the northeast

Wrigley Field, looking northeast toward Lake Michigan. Two new digital scoreboards flank the traditional scoreboard whose numbers are manipulated by hand. All photos: Mark Ballogg/Ballogg Photography.

November 08, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Venerable Wrigley Field is raised up in a top-to-bottom restoration that took five years to compl...

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Springfield exterior plaza

An aerial view of MGM Springfield’s campus. The elaborate masonry of the State Armory building (at left, in foreground) was renovated and re-supported to serve as a new entertainment venue for the development. Photo: CHODOS, Inc.

November 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Can a new resort and casino pump life into a city once renowned as the nation’s arms maker?

2019 call for entries: BD+C awards programs
January 14, 2019 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors invite your firm to apply for one of our annual AEC industry recognition and awards...

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January 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Keep this tip sheet handy when preparing your Reconstruction Awards entry, as these are some item...

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2019 Reconstruction Awards Entry Information

Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, Tenn. 

January 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2018 and July 12, 2019 are eligible.

Call for entries: 2019 Reconstruction Awards

Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio

January 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

The 2019 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects...

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The Kipnes Lantern. Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography

December 04, 2018 | BD+C Editors

Cincinnati Music Hall, MASS MoCA Building 6, and 20 Times Square are just a few of the projects r...

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December 03, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

These four projects won honorable mentions in BD+C's 2018 Reconstruction Awards.

Elgin Tower

The Elgin Tower has been successsfully converted into a 44-unit rental property. Photo: Skender

December 03, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A project team brings this Chicago suburb’s landmark tower back to life.

The distinctive Beaux Arts building

The distinctive Beaux Arts building, once home to Honolulu’s biggest daily newspaper, is now the headquarters of the contractor firm that restored it. Photo: © 2017 David Franzen.

November 30, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Hawaii’s largest contractor saves one of the state’s prized architectural landmarks—and now calls...

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The restored Beekman Hotel

The restored Beekman Hotel (at left in photo) and the adjoining new 51-story luxury residential tower. Photo: 5 Beekman Property Owner.

November 30, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A landmark office tower becomes one of N.Y.’s hottest lifestyle hotel destinations.

To meet preservation board requirements, the project team took careful measure to obscure the building’s rooftop garden from the street level. Photo: Paul Burk Architectural Photography.

November 29, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Hospital turned apartment brings luxury living to a D.C. neighborhood – and saves a valued piece...

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IBEW Local 134

The LED illumination acts as a welcome sign to the community, while calling attention to the IBEW’s professional trade. Paul Schlismann Photography.

November 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Electrical workers’ local converts an abandoned Chicago school into a brightly lit union hall....

Renovated firehouse and Bedford Building

The historic Bedford Building and an old firehouse were renovated to create a denser mixed-use environment in suburban Westport, Conn. Nathaniel Riley Photography

November 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A suburban mixed-use redevelopment restores ‘the lost art of living closely.'

Yarn Works interior

The $24.2 million Yarn Works renovation provided 29 one-bedroom, 58 two-bedroom, and nine three-bedroom apartments. Photo: © Andy Ryan

November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

111-year-old mill becomes a mixed-income multifamily community.

Wiseburn High School atrium

An atrium showcases the stacking of student collaboration spaces for each charter school within the building. The ground floor is used as shared space for performing arts, team sports, and other programming. A curvilinear grand stair winds its way up the building. Each charter school has its own “address” off of the staircase. © 2018 Gensler/Ryan Gobuty

November 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A California school district and a charter school system join forces to open a skills-based high...

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Kehoe Iron Works

Three modern structures were added to the four historic buildings. Three different shoring systems were used to restore the historic structures’ brick façades.

November 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A project team turns a toxic site into a civic treasure.

November 19, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Mid-century building becomes home to a new International Institute.

Mass Moca Building 6 exterior

The renovation of MASS MoCA Building 6 provides the scale required for the installation of massive art pieces and sufficient room for visitors to view them properly. Photo: Michael Moran Photography.

November 16, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A textile mill becomes an arts center that energizes a New England town and its region.

Charles L. Tutt Library

The renovation of the Charles L. Tutt Library followed goals set out in a long-range development plan regarding open space and the transition between interior and exterior spaces. Photo: Steve Lerum Photography.

November 15, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Library expansion reinforces Colorado College’s commitment to carbon neutrality.

The Kipnes Lantern.

The Kipnes Lantern. All photos: Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography

November 14, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Three new wings and a flashy AV display add luster to the nation’s cultural gem.

The project involved saving the street-facing portions of the Cecil B. DeMille building to maintain its billboard rights. Photo: Ralph D’Angelo/CIG Digital.

November 13, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 20 Times Square mixed-used project at the corner of 47th and Seventh Avenue is indicative of...

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10 story atrium

Contractor Grinder, Taber & Grinder gouged out three monumental 10-story atriums to bring daylight into the core; the atriums do double-duty as performance spaces. A four-story atrium and four light wells brighten the residential neighborhoods on levels 7-10. All photos: Nick McGinn, McGinn Photography.

November 12, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Memphians band together to rebuild a gigantic Sears distribution facility into a multifaceted com...

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Cincinnati Music Hall exterior facade

The Music Hall’s fully restored red brick main façade highlights its iconic rose window that centers the entire structure. Photo: Magnus Lindqvist/GLINTStudios.

November 12, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cincinnati uses ‘skillful triage’ to bring its endangered Music Hall up to date.

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