Reconstruction Awards

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.

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

January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2017 and July 13, 2018 are eligible.

Provo City Center Temple, Provo, Utah. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Provo City Center Temple, Provo, Utah. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The 2018 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects...

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January 05, 2018 | BD+C Staff

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

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Photos: Karl Connolly Photography

December 01, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

In restoring the theater, the design team employed what it calls a “rescued ruin” preservation ap...

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Photo: David Wakely

December 01, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This project involved the renovation and restoration of the 57,000-sf hall, and the construction...

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Courtesy: RXR Realty.

December 01, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

To make way for new ground-floor retail and a more dramatic entrance and lobby, the team removed...

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November 30, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Provo City Center Temple, the Union Trust Building, and the General Motors Factory One are just a...

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The Log, a historic deep-energy retrofit with a 15kW PV system

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

November 29, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The project team conducted surveys of students, faculty, and staff to get their input.

The 2,300-sf penthouse in The Sanctuary

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.

November 29, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The windows became The Sanctuary’s chief sales edge.

The public galleria at 195 Broadway

The public galleria at 195 Broadway connects Dey and Fulton Streets in Manhattan. Display boxes lining the galleria were pre-approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission for retail signage. Photo: Allen Schindler

November 28, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The adaptation of the 45,000-sf neoclassical lobby at 195 Broadway created three retail spaces an...

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The Roosevelt Senior High School atrium

The Roosevelt Senior High School atrium is covered with 10,000 sf of electrochromic glass. Acoustical baffles, 32 feet in height, celebrate the many nationalities represented in the school’s community.

November 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The project team, led by architect Perkins Eastman, restored the original cupola.

 The renovated entry with custom-made replica columns

 The renovated entry with custom-made replica columns. The original columns were removed in the 1950s.

November 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The project team had to fix poor renovations made in the ’50s.

A nurse station
November 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Strict infection control and life safety measures were implemented to protect patients on other f...

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November 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The automotive giant salvages the place from which it sprang, 131 years ago.

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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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
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