BKV Group: Creative Reuse Brochure

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CREATIVE REUSE

MARKETING BROCHURE

ADAPTIVE REUSE | HISTORIC PRESERVATION | REPURPOSING

CREATIVE REUSE Architecture | Interior Design | Landscape Architecture | Engineering

ENRICHING LIVES AND STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

BKV Group is a holistic design firm providing a full complement of architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and construction administration services. Our core belief is that regardless of project type, design has a profound impact on the community, and our responsibility as a multidisciplinary firm is to enhance the economic, aesthetic, social, and environmental context of the communities we shape and define. Since 1978, BKV Group has grown from a sole proprietorship into a diverse partnership with 200+ employees sharing knowledge across practice sites in Chicago, Dallas, Hanoi, Vietnam, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC, creating relevant and meaningful design solutions that allow our clients’ dreams to become a reality.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

KELLY NAYLOR CID, LEED AP Interior Design Practice Leader, Senior Partner MIKE KRYCH AIA Senior Design Leader, Managing Partner (MN) JACK OWEN BOARMAN AIA, NCARB, CID Senior Design Leader, Managing Partner (DC)

WHAT WE DO

For over 43 years, across the country, spanning housing, government, education, corporate, and commercial project types, our core belief has remained consistent: as a holistic, multidisciplinary design firm, our responsibility is to enhance the economic, aesthetic, social, and environmental context of the communities we shape and define.

ARCHITECTURE

INTERIOR DESIGN

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

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A-MILL ARTIST LOFTS / MINNEAPOLIS, MN

WHERE WE WORK

1 FIRM

5 PRACTICE SITES

198 TOTAL DESIGN AWARDS

200+

EMPLOYEES

From five practice sites, BKV Group operates as one cohesive firm to deliver projects around the world. We leverage technology and best practices across studios and geography to meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. Our professionals are licensed and have designed projects nationally and internationally.

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WHAT WE PROVIDE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP AND EXPERTISE

25% percent of all professional jobs in North America will be remote by the end of 2023, according to Theladders.com. That means a lot of empty office suites and a lot of new opportunities for multi-family owners to increase their portfolios. But, there are few things you should know before embarking on an adaptive reuse project of this kind:

INHERITANCE

Pre-Development Services

Site Conditions

Historic Constraints

SHPO/National Park Service Requirements

Visioning & Discovery

INVESTIGATION

Building Forensics

Building Scanning and Documenting

Code Assessment

Historic Research

Site and Building Evaluations

Items to consider: The varying conditions of structural systems and construction methods found in the reuse building evaluation and design.

Items to Consider: Existing building element fire ratings for reuse, deterioration caused by chemical or moisture intrusion, historic context of importance may not work with re-use program, engineering many times get heavily involved with mean and methods wrt demolition and re-construction.

INHERITANCE INHERITANCE INHERITANCE INVESTIGATION INVESTIGATION
INHERITANCE

BKV Group is a leading authority in the design and planning of adaptive reuse, historical preservation, and repurposing. Our design infuses modern and relevant spaces that create meaningful connections between residents, guests, tenants and the community while honoring precious architectural details. Our staff understands the permanence of historic buildings and works closely with clients to translate technical issues into clear, understandable building options. Our philosophy is to design within the cultural fabric of the community, using materials and systems that provide optimum value, functionality, flexibility, durability and timeless quality.

DESIGN

Documentation Details

Visioning Process

Community Goal-Building

Sustainability

Revitalization

Building Technology

Building Systems

Efficiency in Planning

Wayfinding

Items to consider: There are several federal programs that can be used to assist with financing. These include Low Income Housing Tax Credits , Historic Tax Credits (for buildings more than 50 years old), Rental Assistance Demonstration for improving public housing and the New Market Tax Credit Program. Many local jurisdictions have their own incentives to spur much needed housing stock. Note that these tax credit programs are often very specific to a particular geographic region or municipality.

CREATIVE REUSE

Branding

Lifestyle Living

Community Building

Site Design

Unit Design

Amenities

Client & User Testimonials

Items to consider: Finding the right mix of experts regarding masonry forensics, historic context professionals (research and process flow through Landmark process), specialty materials testing and forensics, hazards abatement resources, building envelope specialists, and more.

DESIGN DESIGN INVESTIGATION CREATIVE REUSE CREATIVE REUSE

HISTORIC TAX CREDIT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

BKV Group has significant experience planning and designing historic building renovations and re-purposing including government, corporate and residential buildings. Our staff understands the permanence of historic buildings and works closely with clients to translate technical issues into clear, understandable building options.

EXPERIENCE WITH HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSIONS, REVIEW BOARDS & CONSULTANTS

BKV Group has completed numerous projects in cooperation with various Historic Preservation Commissions, Review Boards & consultants and understands the need to maintain a building’s historical context, especially in areas where these buildings are contributing structures. We work with residents, property owners, community and neighborhood associations, and the preservation societies, undertaking reconnaissancelevel surveys of those neighborhoods outside of the existing site. The construction assemblies for renovation projects can take on numerous characteristics to provide noise mitigation and sound attenuation measures. On previous projects, BKV Group has worked closely with acoustic consultants to design cost effective and successful performance-based construction assemblies while maintaining most of the original characteristics of the historic structure. We continually investigate ways to improve the construction techniques for floor assemblies, roof assemblies, party walls and corridor walls.

When federal and state tax credits are pursued, we often recommend the addition of a historic consultant to procure the various written submittals required for the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Department of the Interior’s National Park Service (NPS). We work closely with historic consultants to gain the support and approvals from SHPO and NPS. BKV Group provides the necessary building documentation to assure that Part 1, Part 2 and final Part 3 historic designation requirements are fulfilled in order to obtain tax credits.

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Historic (circa 1920) Inherited Conditions Post Renovation

HISTORIC ADAPTIVE REUSE EXPERIENCE

PROJECT

1010 Building (Formerly Strutwear Knitting Company Building, Metrodome Place)

âme (Formerly Meridian Hill Hotel)

A-Mill Artist Lofts (Pillsbury)

ARC at Old Colony (Formerly Old Colony Building)

Barrel House

BKV Group Minneapolis Office (Long & Kees Building)

Buzza Lofts (Formerly Lehmann Center)

C&E Lofts

C&E Flats

Carleton Place Artist Lofts (Originally Johnson Bros Liquors)

City Club Apartments CBD Cincinnati

City Club Apartments CBD Minneapolis

City Club Apartments Kansas City

Colle & McVoy

Colonial Warehouse

Custom House (Originally St. Paul Post Office)

Duffey (Originally Mpls Iron Store, formerly Duffey Paper Co)

Eitel Building City Apartments (Originally Eitel Hospital, formerly Alina IT center)

Elgin Artspace (Formerly historic Sears structure)

Elsewarehouse (Formerly Precision Building)

First & First

Florence Court (FloCo Fusion Landmark Apartments)

Fort Snelling Upper Post

Hotel Kaddatz Artist Lofts

Millworks Lofts (Originally Lake Street Sash & Door Co)

Northstar East

Northstar West

Octave 1320

Press House Apartments (Originally Pioneer Press Building)

Schmidt Artist Lofts (Originally Schmidt Brewery)

Soo Line Apartments (Originally Soo Line Building)

The Arcade Apartments

The Copham

The Penfield

The Vintage

Western Row

LOCATION

Minneapolis, MN

Washington, DC

Minneapolis, MN

Chicago, IL

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

St. Paul, MN

St. Paul, MN

St. Paul, MN

Cincinnati, OH

Minneapolis, MN

Kansas City, MO

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

St. Paul, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Elgin, IL

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

St. Paul, MN

Fergus Falls, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Silver Spring, MD

St. Paul, MN

St. Paul, MN

Minneapolis, MN

St. Louis, MO

Minneapolis, MN

St. Paul, MN

Washington, DC

St. Paul, MN

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

CREATIVE BRANDING

• Social and service-based amenities

• Activity gardens, terraces and roof decks for gathering and respite

• Residential units with openness and creative quality

• A sense of style and uniqueness that expresses value

LIFESTYLE AMENITIES

• Amenities that serve the social, health and spirit of the residents

• Fitness areas for individual and group activities

• Flexible social areas visible and accessible to residents

• Natural landscape and exterior activities for social interaction

COMMUNITY BUILDING

• Organizing the design process to promote neighborhood review and input

• Promoting the client’s “vision” within the context of the community

• Creative presentation tools in models, renderings, and computer animation

• Leadership in resolving neighborhood issues for the entitlement

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BKV Group provides total building design from the aesthetics of branding to the science of building technology and the challenge of creative cost control.

URBAN DENSITY

• Comprehensive urban planning for mixed use of retail, work place, service and housing

• Diverse rental housing with affordable, market rate and senior housing

• Transit-oriented service integration for auto, bus and rail

EFFICIENCY IN PLANNING

• Holistic look at buildings by incorporating staffing, space needs, and operational work flows

• Comprehensively addresses space, functional, operational, energy, and maintenance issues

• Creates innovative, cost-effective approaches to the improvements required and desired

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

• Combining building systems and code categories to increase density

• Research into structural systems to increase height and flexibility

• Exterior material systems for tightness and speed of erection

• Interior panelization and modular repetition for labor reduction

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

• Enhanced Building Durability

• Enhanced Occupant Comfort Energy and Water Savings

• Reduced Maintenance Operating Costs

• Conservation of Natural Resources

• Minimization of Waste and Pollution Prepared for Future Legislation

• Limits Risk and Possible Litigation

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STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

CREATIVE REUSE PORTFOLIO

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SCHMIDT ARTIST LOFTS

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

• Minnesota’s 10 most endangered historic places

• Breathed new life into a dormant district

• Offers integrated communal spaces for artist residents

The adaptive reuse of the historic Schmidt Brewery into artist lofts continues the rich tradition of a 100-year-old neighborhood landmark in the city of St. Paul. The brewery provided an exciting opportunity to preserve the structure by converting it into affordable artist live-work apartments. The scope involved restoring the structure’s exterior, which features crenellated towers and Gothic details, and converting the Brew House and Bottling House into 247 loft-style units, 13 townhomes with corbeled eaves and low-pitched roofs — evoking the nearby Stahlmann-Schmidt-Bremer House’s Italianate style — were also added to the site to provide a total of 260 units.

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A-MILL ARTIST LOFTS

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

• Engineered and implemented hydro-electric turbine to leverage power of Mississippi River and historic raceway

• One of nation’s 13 most endangered properties

• Converted a railway to a woonerf

• LEED Gold

This project is an ambitious restoration and redevelopment encompassing two city blocks of historic industrial structures, including the Pillsbury A-Mill constructed in 1881. A 251-unit affordable/ subsidized live-work artist housing development, the design concept was driven by a respect for the historic strength and materials of the buildings and integrating state-of-the-art infrastructure for the artists. Milling equipment was left in place and the old stone, concrete, and wood walls were highlighted with accent lighting to bring attention to the beauty of the iconic buildings.

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Circa 1919
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SOO LINE BUILDING CITY APARTMENTS

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

• National Register of Historic Places

• Re-captured original grand 3-story lobby & added rooftop amenities

• Luxury units in the heart of the business district

Constructed in 1915, the Soo Line Building is ornamented with Second Renaissance Revival details. Over the years, the structure fell into disrepair and underwent several renovations that did not respect its historic character. BKV Group was selected to renovated the building into 254 luxury apartment units and add retail, restaurant, and office space. The design team worked extensively with the Minneapolis Historic Preservation Committee (MHPC) and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for approvals. This landmark project is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with the team restoring the exterior and interior as closely as possible to the original.

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Circa 1920
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Upper Post Flats

• Creative Adaptive Reuse of former military fort

• National Park Service Historic Tax Credit Program

This affordable housing project containing 26 different residential buildings features one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom apartment homes. The historic buildings at Fort Snelling Upper Post and the 41-acre site were developed into 192 affordable housing units. The project restores an important part of Minnesota’s history. The existing buildings were constructed between 1879 and 1939 for a variety of uses including housing, barracks, hospital, offices, gymnasium, fire station, guardhouse, bakery, and morgue. Exteriors of these buildings were restored including rebuilding porches that no longer existed. The structures were stabilized and rebuilt preserving their historic character. Existing windows were restored, and new storm windows added for energy and acoustic performance. The amenities include a pool, club room, business center, fitness center, and playground.

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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
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WASHINGTON, DC

• Creative Adaptive Reuse of the former Meridian Hill Hotel for Women

• National Park Service Historic Tax Credit Program

Circa 1944

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Washington DC’s Meridian Hill has been redeveloped as âme, an 8-story, multifamily residential apartment building. The concrete frame and brick building located across the north side of Meridian Hill Park on 16th Street began as a women’s hotel, then became a student dormitory service Howard University since 1969. It was renovated to offer the community 206 luxury housing units. The design includes studios, and one- and twobedroom units with a numbers of amenities including: a collaborative business center, fitness room, pool lounge, Great Hall and Lounge, and a rooftop lounge, gameroom, and terrace with expansive views of the Mall, the Capitol, and the Washington Monument. âme
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CITY CLUB APARTMENTS CBD CINCINNATI

OHIO

• Creative Adaptive reuse of Office building into luxury market-rate apartment

• Designed with smaller apartments with emphasis on communal spaces

City Club Apartments CBD Cincinnati is the restoration and adaptive reuse of a historic Cincinnati landmark. Constructed in 1928, this 300,000 SF Beaux Arts building is in the heart of Cincinnati’s downtown business district along the Ohio River. It was once home to the 340-room Burnet Hotel, which opened in the 1850s. The hotel closed in 1926 and was demolished the same year. The fully renovated building offers 294 market-rate units, and 333 stalls of parking for residents, guests, and commercial/retail tenants. The project scope included the restoration of the exterior facade and interior details, and the insertion of apartment units and amenities into the building.

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CINCINNATI, Circa 2014
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ELGIN ARTIST HOUSING

ELGIN, ILLINOIS

• Creative adaptive reuse of former Sears department store and school

• Revitalized struggling downtown district

As part of recent efforts to revitalize the City of Elgin’s struggling downtown district and attract new residents, city leaders determined artist housing would be a catalyst for positive cultural change. The Elgin Artspace Lofts were designed specifically for artists in this community. They provide creative residents with a collaborative environment in which they can both live and work. The project combines the adaptive reuse of the vintage structure and a new three-story addition. The addition has a standalone appearance, while allowing beauty of the existing building to be experienced by the residents of the city. The buildings are united by a daylit one-story gallery space, which provides both exhibition space and an accessible entry to the units and courtyard.

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Circa 1922
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MILLWORKS LOFTS

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

• Creative adaptive reuse

• Geothermal field under parking lot

• On National Register of Historic Places

• 78 affordable housing units

Located on Hiawatha Avenue near the Blue Line LRT platform, Millworks Lofts is a redevelopment of a historically significant industrial site into 78 units of affordable housing. The restoration kept the historic character of the neighborhood intact while providing much-needed affordable housing along the Hiawatha Corridor. The building’s tenants earn no more than 60% of the area median income. Millworks’ thoughtful design, affordable rent, and its proximity to light rail transit make the development an attractive option for many.

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Circa 1950
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CUSTOM HOUSE

• National Register of Historic Places

• Catalyst for Lower Town and River Balcony developments

A re-imagining of the Historic St Paul Downtown Post Office & Custom House Building, Custom House is a 202-unit market-rate apartment community. The original 1930s structure was restored, adding small contemporary touches to create a sophisticated, edgy, and modern environment with a nod to its Art Deco roots. This 17-story building was constructed in phases during 1934, 1939, and 1961. The design and development teams worked closely with the National Park Service and the City of St. Paul throughout the renovation. Much of the building’s historic fabric had been destroyed in previous renovations. The team was able to maintain many of the original wall locations, and restore ceiling details, terrazzo flooring, stairways, elevators, and the original mailboxes in the lobby.

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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA Circa 1936
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OCTAVE 1320

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

• Former office building in central business district

• Boutique condominium building in dynamic urban setting

Located in downtown Silver Spring adjacent to a public parking garage and near the intermodal transit center, Octave 1320 transforms an existing office building into 102 condominium units. With flexible floor plans and a wide range of first-rate amenities, this community caters especially to firsttime home buyers.

The majority of the residences in the eight-story, 72,000 SF existing building are micro units, and it also includes two-bedroom units. Project features include a roof lounge, roof deck, exterior balconies, fitness room, and terrace units at the ground level.

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Circa 1972
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PRESS HOUSE APARTMENTS

• One of National Park Service’s first studied examples of a modern open office design

• SHPO/NPS will use these findings to help review future 50-year-old modern open office designed buildings

Press House Apartments is an 8-story, steel frame and masonry building located in downtown St. Paul, MN. The building’s downtown location, which is close to the light rail station and directly connected to the skyway system and adjacent parking ramp, made the structure an ideal candidate for transformation into rental housing. The midcentury modern history of the building offers many unique opportunities as it is repurposed into a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom units. The historic grand entry lobby and second floor open office, along with each floor’s elevator lobby, retains the character and style of the 1950s office building. A clubroom is located on the refurbished lower level and the alley has been converted into green space for the building’s tenants.

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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA Circa 1950
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COLONIAL WAREHOUSE

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

• National Register of Historic Places

• 2019 BOMA TOBY Award Winner

The Colonial Warehouse is a five-story, 203,000 SF building centrally located in the dynamic North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. BKV Group was hired to update spaces with luxe finishes and fuse them with the building’s timeless details preserved from 1885. Architectural hallmarks include exposed brick walls, open floorplans, polished cement and wood floors, wood beams, high ceilings, natural lighting and original two-story arched bay windows. Colonial Warehouse now houses creative and technology firms, modern multi-use offices, and prominent retail businesses, but remains a significant building in the history of Minneapolis and is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

Circa 1912

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BARREL HOUSE

• Last building on the woonerf to be completed for the connection to the river

• Rebranding to correlate with the history of the building

Built in 1880 to accommodate the storage needs of the booming flour mill industry in Minneapolis’ West Side Milling District, Barrel House was first known as the Hall and Dann Barrel Company. Updates included a new building entry, a re-worked rooftop terrace, electrical and mechanical systems upgrades, and interior finish, fixture, and furniture updates to common spaces. Notable to this creative reuse project is the BKV Group-designed landscaped path called a “Woonerf,” a Dutch street design concept consisting of shared space for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. The Woonerf provides a rare gateway to the parks and trails along the Mississippi River, and serves as a public right of way for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Circa 1983
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THE COPHAM RESIDENCES

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

• Utilized federal and state historic tax credits

The Holden Building warehouse property on Washington Avenue North was transformed from industrial use to 120 market-rate apartments with commercial space and renamed The Copham Residences. Rehabilitation work tackled the cleaning and repair of masonry, including the removal of the cream paint from the first story of the building. Window openings that had been filled in and walled over were reopened. Historic windows were restored and new replacement windows were installed that were modeled after the historic. The industrial characters of the building was respected while accommodating new construction for residential apartments and commercial tenants. With close access to a light-rail station and in walking distance from downtown Minneapolis, the recycled building is a model for sustainability.

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Circa 1920
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ARC AT OLD COLONY

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

• Landmark building in the Chicago Loop Community

Creative Adaptive Reuse of former Office building into Student Housing

The historic Old Colony Building was repurposed into a luxury housing development. This 17-story, “early skyscraper” was built in 1893-94 by Holabird & Roche, and was first landmarked in the 1970s. Located in the South Loop neighborhood in downtown Chicago, this building now boasts 111 residential units and several great amenity spaces, including numerous gathering spaces, study lounges, blowout bar, clubroom, and a rooftop deck. The building has been restored to its historic condition and is fully of remarkable details alluding to its past. Salvaged elevator cages and custom “OCB” doorknobs are featured in several of the common areas, while much of the original marble shines throughout the building.

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Circa 1900
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EITEL BUILDING CITY APARTMENTS

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

• On National Register of Historic Places

• Creative adaptive reuse which transformed historic hospital into modern day amenity

• First Twin Cities project to implement new codes to gain additional level in wood-frame construction

The Eitel Building City Apartments is a collection of new buildings that are integrated with transformed relics. The location and character were intentionally designed to reclaim park edges and reinforce neighborhood patterns, while shaping courtyards and pedestrian plazas. These newly defined spaces link parks to neighborhood, creating a dialogue within the community. In addition to the historic building’s restored exterior and transformed interiors, a portion of a 1967 addition was stripped down to its concrete structure and renovated into the celebrated heart of the development.

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ELSEWAREHOUSE

• National Register of Historic Places

• Carved out 2 atrium light wells to bring in daylight

• Added rooftop clubhouse featuring green roofs ElseWarehouse is a model for adaptive reuse and urban place-making. Its success proves it is part of a contemporary, sustainable pattern that can be repeated anywhere. This mixed-use development is located in the bustling North Loop district. The 6-and 3-story historic brick and cast-concrete structure with its enormous windows, sits along the historic commercial corridor of Washington Avenue, reinforcing the urban streetwall of its neighbors. By repurposing this historic warehouse in a strategic, sustainable, and design-centric way, the team preserved a piece of Minneapolis history contributing to the revitalization of an up-and-coming urban neighborhood.

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Inherited MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Circa 1920
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THE PENFIELD

• Consumes 60% less energy than buildings of the same size and type

• First downtown grocery in St. Paul

• Reintegrates primary facade and front court of historic Saint Paul Public Safety Building

• Incorporates public artwork by local artists

• First market-rate housing in central business district

The historic Public Safety Building and parking lot have been reinvented to become the Pennfield, a six-story, market-rate apartment building featuring 254 units, a first floor Lund’s grocer, and 330 enclosed parking spaces. The design team carefully preserved the south and west facing historic facades as they redeveloped this 406 thousand square foot property.

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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
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RANDOLPH TOWER CITY APARTMENTS

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

• National Register of Historic Places

• Interior Designers for the project

The Steuben Club Building is located at the northern edge of The Loop on Randolph Street at the corner of Wells Street. A Gothic Revival masterpiece. this magnificent 45-story, white terra-cotta structure has been reinvented as Randolph Tower City Apartments. It takes its place as one of the city’s premier residential properties. Residents may choose their personal lifestyle space from a wide selection of unique plans; studios, convertibles, one- and two-bedroom apartments- some with dens and multiple bathrooms. Exclusive “Limited Edition” one- and two-story penthouses with 360° views and finishes comparable to luxury condominiums are also available.

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Circa 1950
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COLLE & MCVOY

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

Advertising agency Colle+McVoy sought a new home to fuse their corporate culture with their agrarian roots. They found this on the top two floors of a historic building in downtown Minneapolis’ warehouse district—blocks away from the company’s original location.

Careful attention was paid to preserve the envelope of the historic structure, including beautiful plaster coves and beams, by allowing several smaller spaces to float below the ceiling and only lock larger spaces into the building when necessary.

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Circa 2005
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CARLETON PLACE ARTIST LOFTS / LYRIC

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

• One of first significant projects along LRT, it became a catalyst for future Raymond Ave Station university neighborhood

• Provides critical affordable housing community

• Creatively adapted historic projects into new artist housing for the area

Carleton Place Artist Lofts consists of three historic warehouse buildings converted into 169 industrial loft-style affordable rental living units offering comfortable state-of-the-art amenities for the artist community. The design team collaborated with preservation consultants to restore the original designs of each building while incorporating a new live-work environment.

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C&E LOFTS / C&E FLATS

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

The Chittenden & Eastman Building is located on West University Avenue in Saint Paul. A landmark in the Midway area since its construction in 1917, the property was included as a contributing element within the University-Raymond Commercial Historic District.

The building consists of two sections: the main structure with six stories above a high basement, and a two-story extension to the rear which serves as a receiving area and garage space. The building contains approximately 137,000 gross square feet. The renovated building includes 104 dwelling units, with studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts ranging in size from 600 SF to 1300 SF. There is commercial tenant space on the ground level, resident amenity spaces, a roof terrace and enclosed parking.

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• Worked closely with St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission, State Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service
Redevelopment Site Historic District
Inherited
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AITKIN COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER

With a variety of spatial deficiencies in multiple County departments, poor circulation and wayfinding and significant security concerns which became acute when the County Sheriff was shot on his shift, Aitkin County looked for a solution that addressed all these concerns. The design solution utilized both remodel of existing courthouse spaces and the creation of a new addition that allowed public entry points to be consolidated and security and circulation concerns to be addressed. The new addition accommodates County Administration, the County Board, new public toilets, License Center, Veterans Services, Public Records Center, Court Administration and Building Security, while the existing Courthouse is remodeled to improve circulation, security and access to Courts. With sensitivity to the historic courthouse, the new design melds timeless and respectful materials with a contemporary design aesthetic for a cohesive public campus. The plan calls for moving many administrative and high traffic public interaction departments to a 3 level government center addition and remodeling the existing historic courthouse and courthouse annex to improve function and modernize the spaces.

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AITKIN, MINNESOTA
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COTTON ANNEX

WASHINGTON, DC

• 12-story + penthouse, 515,000 gsf

• 610 units (rental)

• Historic building and new addition

• 1 level below grade parking

Designed for Douglas Development, The Cotton Annex is a repositioning of an existing 1930’s building. Built in the stripped classical style, as an annex to, the Department of Agriculture building in the heart of DC’s Federal Mall district the property was reborn as multifamily residential. It includes 90 units in the existing building and another 520 units in a new 12 story tower. The new tower features large penthouse units with private outdoor terraces and spectacular city views. Also included, is a roof top pool and clubroom space, fitness center, below grade parking, and a retail storefront.

This one-of-a-kind building is one of the few residential buildings in and around the National Mall. It capitalizes on its connection to the new Southwest Waterfront development district. This project design was well received by all the major agencies having a say in its development and density including:

• Historic Preservation Review Board

• Office of Planning

• Commission of Fine Arts

• Zoning Commission

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