NH&RA Announces 5 Winners & 10 Finalists for 2012 Historic Rehabilitation Awards


September 21, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Thom Amdur
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
202-939-1753
tamdur@housingonline.com

NH&RA Announces 5 Winners & 10 Finalists for
2012 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

WASHINGTON, DC, September 21″”The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) has announced five winners and ten finalists across ten competitive categories for this year’s J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.   The “Timmy Awards” will be presented at an awards luncheon and ceremony on Tuesday, October 30 at the Langham Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, held in conjunction with the association’s Annual Fall Developers Forum. The winners and finalists represent fourteen different communities in ten states””Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia””as well as the District of Columbia.

“You can’t help but be awestruck by the high level of creativity that goes into re-thinking these historic structures,” says Thom Amdur, Executive Director of NH&RA. “This year’s Timmy nominees illustrate the incredible potential and community impact generated through the revitalization of our historic infrastructure.”

The “Timmy Awards” were created to honor outstanding real estate projects that involve rehabilitation of older, historic buildings, primarily using state or federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. Scoring is based on overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, innovative approach to construction and use of building materials, impact on the community, sustainability and financial and market success of the project.  In the initial round of application review our judges named winners in five categories and finalists in an additional five categories.  A second round of judging will be held this fall with winners in the remaining categories announced on October 30. 

***Winners by category are:

Best Commercial/Retail/Non-Residential Project

Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC

Developer: The Old Naval Hospital Foundation, Washington, DC
Architect: Bell Architects, Washington, DC
Historic Consultant: Conservation Solutions, Santa Fe, NM

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs (Small/Up to $5 million development cost)

Thomas Edison Apartments, Covington, KY

Developer: AU Associates, Inc., Lexington, KY
Architect: PCA Architecture, PLC, Covington, KY

Best Market-Rate or Mixed-Income Residential

Beckstoffer’s Mill Loft Apartments, Richmond, VA

Developer: Better Housing Coalition, Richmond, VA
Architects: Urban Design Associates, Pittsburgh, PA & The Luchair Company, Staunton, VA
Historic Consultant: Ashley Neville, Ashland, VA

Best Historic Rehab Involving New Construction

Bijou Square, Bridgeport, CT

Developer: Kuchma Corporation, Bridgeport, CT
Architect: Antinozzi Associates, Bridgeport, CT

Most Innovative Adaptive Reuse

Martinsville Lofts, Martinsville, VA

Developer: Landmark Asset Services, Inc., Winston Salem, NC
Architect: CJMW Architecture, Lynchburg, VA

***The remaining winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation and Luncheon on October 30. Finalists by category are:

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs (Medium/$5-$15 million development cost)

Chatham Senior Apartments, Kansas City, MO

Developer: Landmark Investment Group, Kansas City, MO
Architect: Rosemann & Associates, PC, Kansas City, MO
Historic Consultant: Rosin Preservation, LLC, Kansas City, MO

Poehler Lofts, Lawrence, KS

Developer: Landmark Investment Group, Kansas City, MO
Architect: Rosemann & Associates, PC, Kansas City, MO
Historic Consultant: Rosin Preservation, LLC, Kansas City, MO

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs (Large/Over $15 million development cost)

Blue Plate Artist Lofts, New Orleans, LA

Developers: HRI Properties, New Orleans, LA & JCH Development, New Orleans, LA
Architect: HCI Architecture, Inc., New Orleans, LA

Oliver Lofts, Boston, MA

Developer: WinnDevelopment, LLC, Boston, MA
Architect: The Architectural Team, Inc., Chelsea, MA
Historic Consultant: Epsilon Associates, Inc., Maynard, MA

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits

Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Developer: Ellis Development Group, Washington, DC
Architect: Martinez + Johnson Architecture, Washington, DC & Marshall Moya Design, Washington, DC
Historic Consultant: EHT Traceries, Inc., Washington, DC

Mayo 420 Building, Tulsa, OK

Developer: Wiggin Properties, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK
Architect: Kinslow, Keith & Todd, Inc., Tulsa, OK
Historic Consultant: Sikes | Abernathie, Architects, PC, Tulsa, OK

Achievement in Sustainability

Candidates for the Judges Award for Achievement in Sustainability were selected from all of the applications submitted.

Chatham Senior Apartments, Kansas City, MO

Developer: Landmark Investment Group, Kansas City, MO
Architect: Rosemann & Associates, PC, Kansas City, MO
Historic Consultant: Rosin Preservation, LLC, Kansas City, MO

Oliver Lofts, Boston, MA

Developer: WinnDevelopment, LLC, Boston, MA
Architect: The Architectural Team, Inc., Chelsea, MA
Historic Consultant: Epsilon Associates, Inc., Maynard, MA

Temple I & Temple II, Philadelphia, PA

Developer: 1260 Housing Development Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Architect: Kramer Marks Architects, Ambler, PA

Poehler Lofts, Lawrence, KS

Developer: Landmark Investment Group, Kansas City, MO
Architect: Rosemann & Associates, PC, Kansas City, MO
Historic Consultant: Rosin Preservation, LLC, Kansas City, MO

Most Innovative Finance

Candidates for the Judges Award for Most Innovative Finance were selected from all of the applications submitted.

The Besse Apartments, Pittsburg, KS

Developer: Garrison Community Development, LLC, Kansas City, MO
Architect: E+A Architecture, St. Louis, MO

Central Grammar Apartments, Gloucester, MA

Developers: Gloucester Development Team, Inc., Gloucester, MA & The Community Builders, Inc., Boston, MA
Architect: Davis Square Architects, Somerville, MA
Historic Consultant: Epsilon Associates, Inc., Maynard, MA

Mayo 420 Building, Tulsa, OK

Developer: Wiggin Properties, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK
Architect: Kinslow, Keith & Todd, Inc., Tulsa, OK
Historic Consultant: Sikes | Abernathie, Architects, PC, Tulsa, OK

Minvilla Manor, Knoxville, TN

Developer: Southeastern Housing Foundation, Knoxville, TN
Architect: Allan Associates Architects PLLC, Knoxville, TN

Additional Information

Finalists were selected by a multi-disciplinary panel of judges, boasting expertise in architecture, real estate development, construction, public policy, and historic preservation.  Judges include:

  • Josh Anderson, Cedarbend Consulting, Wenham, MA
  • Lisa Craig, City of Annapolis, Washington, DC
  • John L. Kelly, Nixon Peabody LLP, New York, NY
  • Nick Ratti, Reznick Group, Boston, MA
  • Karl Stumpf, RTKL Associates Inc., Miami, FL
  • Brad White, Brad White & Associates, Chicago, IL

Additional information regarding the conference and awards luncheon is available at www.housingonline.com.  Reporters and journalists seeking additional information about the projects, or contact information for project developers and/or architects should contact Thom Amdur at 202-939-1753 or tamdur@housingonline.com.

NH&RA created the “Timmy Awards” in 2005 in memory of Boston Architect and Preservation Advocate J. Timothy Anderson. Anderson was a singular figure in the historic rehabilitation business, whose legacy includes numerous Boston area projects, as well as a seminal study that helped preserve South Beach in Miami.

About the Historic Tax Credit

Available nationwide, and instrumental in revitalizing urban downtowns as well as suburbs and rural communities, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit is a tax incentive used by developers to help finance the renovation of historic buildings of all types for continued use as offices, apartments, hotels, stores, and other purposes.

About NH&RA

For more than 40 years National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has been providing an ongoing forum for professionals in affordable housing and historic rehabilitation to exchange information and build new business relationships. For more information on the “Timmy Awards,” the Fall Developers Forum or NH&RA, please visit our website at www.housingonline.com or contact Thom Amdur, 202-939-1753, tamdur@dworbell.com

The 2012 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation are co-sponsored by the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.