This year’s analysis draws from 2,800 projects.
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.
The building team suspended a new eighth-floor mezzanine and added 18 9x15-foot windows to the no...read more
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.
The building team used a system of rocking concrete shear walls, which eliminated the need for de...read more
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.
The Arc at Old Colony's vintage floor plans, voluminous lobby, and myriad elevators were perfect...read more
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.
In May 2013 the 124-year-old Noble Chapel, suffered a three-alarm fire that almost completely des...read more
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.
The structure’s 60,000-sf floor plates made the interior dark and foreboding, and BAHA wanted to...read more
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
The five-story brick-and-beam structure is an adaptive reuse of the Canada Hair Cloth Building, w...read more
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
Marwen currently offers 100 studio courses to 850 underserved students from 295 schools and 53 zi...read more
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.
The Cigar Factory was originally a cotton mill but became the home of the American Cigar Company...read more
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
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.
After demolishing the rotten wood wharf, Suffolk Construction (GC) built a new 30,000-sf landscap...read more
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
The 1898 Greek Revival train terminal, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Plac...read more
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
On the exterior of the building, masonry and terra cotta were revitalized, and ugly fire escapes...read more
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.
The hospital was attracted to the big box’s footprint: one level with wide spans between structur...read more
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.
The blaze left the 110-year-old synagogue a charred shell, its structural integrity severely comp...read more
Even though the Seaholm Power Plant has been out of operation since 1989, its iconic stacks still define the Seaholm District, which includes a 30-story residential condominium high-rise and low-rise retail/office space. The central plaza is illuminated by a custom responsive light installation coordinated by the city of Austin’s Art and Public Places program. Courtesy of Casey Dunn Photography.
The power plant was on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historic...read more
The Grand Lobby is accented by original millwork that was reinstalled after the columns were structurally reinforced. Courtesy Brad Pogatetz Photography
Built in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition, the CAA was an exclusive social club founded...read more
Millennium Lakeside Garage in Chicago. Photos: Western Specialty Contractors
Millennium Lakeside Garage, the largest underground parking facility in the U.S., hadn’t been wat...read more
An earthquake and Hurricane Irene caused damage to the Washington Monument in 2011. Photos courtesy Hill International
This restoration and repair project, which was completed under budget and eight days early (despi...read more
Photos: Terry Shapiro
The scope of the project included the seminary dorms, library, and chapel, all of which posed the...read more
Photo: Judy Davis, Hoachlander Davis Photography.
The L’Enfant Plaza, a three-story below-grade mall, was renovated to include a new glass atrium p...read more
Chris Cooper Photography/Courtesy Perkins Eastman.
The Lenox Hill Healthplex, a restoration of the Curran O’Toole Building, has glass-block walls an...read more
Yale's Sterling Memorial Library. Photo: Brian Rose.
Turner Construction and Helpern Architects revived the 150-foot-long nave, which was embellished...read more
The project repurposed the 16-story Gibbons Building and the 19-story Steger Building into 124 student living units with 409 beds. Photo courtesy Papageorge Haymes Partners
The renovation of three historic downtown buildings—the Gibbons and Steger Buildings and Pickwick...read more
St. Louis’s Sun Theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Photo: Michael Kelley.
Lawrence Group and property owner TLG Beaux Arts raised $11 million to restore the 26,000-sf thea...read more
Smithsonian Institution’s Arts & Industries Building, the institution’s second building, and the first to house the National Museum. Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie, Architectural Photographer.
After removing decades’ worth of unfortunate additions to expose 17 historic interior spaces for...read more
Photo: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing.
While the existing structures were in poor condition, the Building Team preserved and restored 75...read more
The Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School serves 1,300 students (pre-K to 12) at its facilities on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, near Central Park. Photos: Andrew Mohat Media
The 251-year-old NYC school was a design-build project that overcame issues like tight space and...read more
A second skylight was placed above the hallmark atrium skylight; only the steel framework of the original was kept. Photo courtesy Whitney Partners.
Four years ago, Whitney Partners purchased the 253,000-sf Whitney for $3.3 million. Their mission...read more
The nearly 150,000-sf Saieh Hall for Economics had to be sqeezed into tight quarters on the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago. Photo: Tom Rossiter.
The five-story, 100,000-sf seminary was converted into a modern education facility that would be...read more
The final result of the Kings Theatre redevelopment gracefully emulates the original design by theater architects Rapp & Rapp and interior designer Harold W. Rambusch. Photo: Matt Lambros Photography
The theater, which withstood vacancy, neglect and vandalism, has been redeveloped with a goal: ba...read more