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Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, Tenn.
Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2018 and July 12, 2019 are eligible.
Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
The 2019 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects...read more
The Kipnes Lantern. Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography
Cincinnati Music Hall, MASS MoCA Building 6, and 20 Times Square are just a few of the projects r...read more
These four projects won honorable mentions in BD+C's 2018 Reconstruction Awards.
The Elgin Tower has been successsfully converted into a 44-unit rental property. Photo: Skender
A project team brings this Chicago suburb’s landmark tower back to life.
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.
Hawaii’s largest contractor saves one of the state’s prized architectural landmarks—and now calls...read more
The restored Beekman Hotel (at left in photo) and the adjoining new 51-story luxury residential tower. Photo: 5 Beekman Property Owner.
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.
Hospital turned apartment brings luxury living to a D.C. neighborhood – and saves a valued piece...read more
The LED illumination acts as a welcome sign to the community, while calling attention to the IBEW’s professional trade. Paul Schlismann Photography.
Electrical workers’ local converts an abandoned Chicago school into a brightly lit union hall....
The historic Bedford Building and an old firehouse were renovated to create a denser mixed-use environment in suburban Westport, Conn. Nathaniel Riley Photography
A suburban mixed-use redevelopment restores ‘the lost art of living closely.'
The $24.2 million Yarn Works renovation provided 29 one-bedroom, 58 two-bedroom, and nine three-bedroom apartments. Photo: © Andy Ryan
111-year-old mill becomes a mixed-income multifamily community.
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
A California school district and a charter school system join forces to open a skills-based high...read more
Three modern structures were added to the four historic buildings. Three different shoring systems were used to restore the historic structures’ brick façades.
A project team turns a toxic site into a civic treasure.
A Mid-century building becomes home to a new International Institute.
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.
A textile mill becomes an arts center that energizes a New England town and its region.
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.
Library expansion reinforces Colorado College’s commitment to carbon neutrality.
The Kipnes Lantern. All photos: Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography
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.
The 20 Times Square mixed-used project at the corner of 47th and Seventh Avenue is indicative of...read more
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.
Memphians band together to rebuild a gigantic Sears distribution facility into a multifaceted com...read more
The Music Hall’s fully restored red brick main façade highlights its iconic rose window that centers the entire structure. Photo: Magnus Lindqvist/GLINTStudios.
Cincinnati uses ‘skillful triage’ to bring its endangered Music Hall up to date.
Photos: Karl Connolly Photography
In restoring the theater, the design team employed what it calls a “rescued ruin” preservation ap...read more
Photo: David Wakely
This project involved the renovation and restoration of the 57,000-sf hall, and the construction...read more
Courtesy: RXR Realty.
To make way for new ground-floor retail and a more dramatic entrance and lobby, the team removed...read more
Provo City Center Temple, the Union Trust Building, and the General Motors Factory One are just a...read more
The Log, a historic deep-energy retrofit with a 15kW PV system. The enhanced building envelope yielded a measured annual energy consumption 50% less than the national average for restaurants. Ethan Drinker Photography
The project team conducted surveys of students, faculty, and staff to get their input.
The 2,300-sf penthouse in The Sanctuary sold for $1.5 million. The owner has exclusive access to an 85-foot-tall bell tower, the highest private view in D.C.
The windows became The Sanctuary’s chief sales edge.