Innovation relies on ideas and methodology that have already been tested. It takes those ideas and methodologies and pushes them to new understandings and ground-breaking discoveries. Innovation drives our American economy in the twenty-first century, and historic buildings have increasingly become the birthplace of leading innovation and technology.
On October 21st, 2019 the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) presented its 31st annual Preservation Achievement Awards. MHA project 2101 Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts is one of seven projects receiving a Preservation Achievement Award and MHA client Larry Curtis of WinnCompanies was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence.
Press House Apartments has been awarded a MN Preservation Impact Award at the annual Rethos Benefit on October 3rd, 2019. The MN Preservation Awards are awarded by Rethos, the newly renamed Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. The awards celebrate recent successful preservation projects across the entire state of Minnesota. Press House Apartments occupy the former Pioneer Press newspaper offices in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
MHA project Lofts on Arthington won a 2019 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for its rehabilitation of the historic Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalogue Printing Building in Chicago, Illinois. Landmarks Illinois honors nine projects, professionals, or organizations annually for their involvement in the field of historic preservation. Lofts on Arthington will be awarded the 2019 Award for Rehabilitation at the awards ceremony on October 18th, 2019.
South Street Landing in Providence, Rhode Island won a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award at the recent National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference. The awards honor the top preservation projects from across the country. This year, South Street Landing was chosen for its extensive rehabilitation of the historic power station of Providence into the thriving South Street Landing.
Travelers and locals alike flock to historic market buildings around the world. In the United States, among the best known are Union Market in Washington, DC (1931), Pike’s Place in Seattle (1901), Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia (1893), and the City Market in Charleston (1804). Today, developers take inspiration from the success of these purpose-built marketplaces to create unique food experiences in the form of trendy food halls, often reusing historic buildings with an open interior volume as their canvas.
One of the most notable factors is the continuing impact the credit has on the jobs, with close to 129,000 generated including 47,000 construction jobs in 2018 alone. It has often been argued that rehab projects generate more construction jobs due to the level of hand work required (think of all those historic masonry walls being repointed) and the report continues to bear that out.
MHA project Lofts at Lyman Mill in North Providence, Rhode Island will receive a Rhody Award for Historic Preservation on October 6, 2019 at the annual awards ceremony presented by Preserve Rhode Island and RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. The owners of the building, Robert Terino, Anthony Santoro and John Santoro, will be awarded a Historic Preservation Project Award for their careful preservation of the historic Lymansville Company Mill into contemporary apartments with modern amenities.
Historic industrial buildings remind us of how our communities formed and functioned. They also remind us how those communities and manufacturing needs have changed over the course of a century. The unique characteristics of these large spaces have also inspired great vision for their revitalization. Dominium is adept at identifying the modern value of historic industrial properties. The Millworks Lofts in Minneapolis, Minnesota is an excellent example of such an opportunity.
The TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport in New York welcomed travelers for four decades, but by 2001 the terminal had outgrown its usefulness and its future was thrown into uncertainty. The recent rehabilitation effort led by MCR/MORSE Development brought the fantasy and romance of air travel back to life in the form of the TWA Hotel.