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Reconstruction Awards

March 12, 2021 | BD+C Staff

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

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2021 Reconstruction Awards Entry Information

Union Station Great Hall, Chicago, Ill. Photo: Amtrak & Goettsch Partners

   

March 12, 2021 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2020 and July 16, 2021 are eligible.

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Call for entries: 2021 Reconstruction Awards

Linode Headquarters, Philadelphia, Pa., a 2019 Reconstuction Award winner. Photo: Todd Mason/Halkin Mason Photography

   

March 12, 2021 | BD+C Staff

The 2021 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projec...

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The Maryland Theatre addition exterior in Hagerstown

All Photos: Sam Kittner, Sam Kittner Photography

February 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Maryland Theatre project has won a Bronze Award in BD+C's 2020 Reconstruction Awards.

The food court at 401 Park, in Boston. Photo: c Connie Zhou

The food court at 401 Park, in Boston. Photo: © Connie Zhou

January 30, 2021 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Developer Samuels & Associates asked Elkus Manfredi Architects to reimagine the former Sear...

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Central Station at its opening in October 1914 and the revitalized hotel in 2020

Central Station at its opening in October 1914 and the revitalized hotel in 2020. Photo: VRX Studios

January 10, 2021 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Stemmler Hall lab space

All photos: Todd Mason, Halkin Mason Photography.

January 06, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Edward J. Stemmler Hall project has won a Bronze Award in BD+C’s 2020 Reconstruction Awards...

Polhemus Clinic in 1897, Polhemus Residences today

Polhemus Memorial Clinic in 1897 (photo: Courtesy BKSK Architects) and Polhemus Residences today (photo: Amy Barkow/Barkow Photo).

December 30, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Sazerac House, home of the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans.

Sazerac House, home of the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans. Photo: Katie Hartenstein, Ryan Gootee General Contractors LLC

December 29, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The 51,987-sf Sazerac House is an interactive cocktail museum, active distillery, corporate hea...

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Lobby Old Chicago Post Office

Lobby of the Old Chicago Post Office, a Platinum winner in BD+C's 37th Annual Reconstruction Awards. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography, courtesy Gensler

December 23, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Exterior of the Esperanza Health Center in North Philadelphia

Esperanza Health Center's flagship is now inside what had been the Kensington Trust Company Building, which was renovated and rebranded as a clinic for North Philadelphia. Images: Don Pearse Photographers

December 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BD+C’s Reconstruction Awards recognize the adaptive reuse of the Kensington Trust buil...

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U.S. Pavilion Aerial

Photo: Kelly Beck

December 18, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project has won a Bronze Award in BD+C's 2020 Reconstruction Awards.

A rendering of the HIstoric Alameda High School, which recently reopened after a modernization that included seismic stabilization.

The Historic Alameda High School in California was remade into a modern, flexible learning environment, while retaining some of its classic architecture. Images credit: Tim Maloney/Technical Imagery Studios

December 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 2014 bond issue provided financing to seismically stabilize and modernize Historic Alameda Hi...

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Wyoming Capitol Square at night

Photo: Dan Schwalm Photography

December 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Wyoming Capitol Square project has won a Gold Award in BD+C's 2020 Reconstruction Awards....

Workers used industrial rope to inspect the interior of the Conservatory's dome.

Workers were suspended from industrial rope to investigate the Palm Dome at the New York Botanical Garden's Conservatory for signs of damage. Photo credit: Nancy Hudson, Silman 2013

December 12, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Scaffolding played a critical role in the repair and restoration of the Enid A. Haupt Conservat...

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Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, which underwent a major reconstruction that connected to buildings and improved people circulation

A major reconstruction and renovation opened up Holy Blossom Temple with an addition that connected two buildings in ways that made it easier for congregants to interact and navigate the campus. Images: Tom Arban Photography, Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects.

December 08, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Holy Blossom Temple is a Platinum winner in BD+C’s 2020 Reconstruction Awards.

BD+C's 2019 Reconstruction Award Winners

Photo courtesy Live Nation

   

December 19, 2019 | BD+C Editors

The Museum at the Gateway Arch, the Senate of Canada building, and Google, Spruce Goose are just...

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Photo: Raj Das Photography

December 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 1915 castle on BU’s campus is carefully restored for alumni events.

Photo: IMOTO Photo

December 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This post-Katrina project has become a citadel of the arts and education in the Crescent City....

Google, Spruce Goose

Photo: Connie Zhou

December 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The hangar that once housed the Spruce Goose is adapted to meet a tech giant’s workplace needs....

Smithsonian Koch Hall

Photo: Smithsonian Institution

December 10, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The new enclosed FossiLab gives visitors a glimpse into the exacting work of Smithsonian scientis...

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TWA Hotel at JFK Airport

Photo: David Mitchell

December 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A dormant, 1960s-era flight center is converted into a snazzy hotel and conference facility.

Main Stair in Columbus Metro Library Hilliard Branch

Wooden accents in the staircase offset the mostly white space and help to define programmatic elements. Photos: Cory Klein Photography

December 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Senior living clubhouse becomes a modern library in central Ohio.

Brick on the south and west elevations was replaced with glazing to bring in sunlight

Brick on the south and west elevations was replaced with glazing to bring in sunlight.

December 05, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A long-forgotten five-and-dime store becomes a  speculative office property in Minnesota’s capita...

The Revolution Hotel

The Revolution Hotel team stained the floor with a bold Mid-Century Modern pattern, designed by Adam&Co and Mark Grundig. The murals are by Tristan Eaton.

December 04, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Once a 1950s-era YWCA, The Revolution is now a hip new hotel in The Hub.

Hudson Commons

All Photos: Karen Fuchs Photography

December 02, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A project team converts a 1960s industrial structure into a Class A office gem.

The renovated Metropolitan Opera House

The new concert hall has hosted Excision, Pentatonix, John Legend, and, most appropriately, The Revivalists. Photo: Live Nation.

November 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

An early 20th-century opera house now hosts concerts from Disney Acapella to Weezer.

North elevation of the University of Chicago Harris School at the Keller Center

Photos: Tom Rossiter

November 25, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Project team goes all out for LEED Platinum and the Living Building Challenge.

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