NH&RA Announces Finalists for 2013 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

 

September 20, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Thom Amdur
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
202-939-1753
tamdur@housingonline.com

NH&RA Announces Finalists for
2013 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

WASHINGTON, DC, September 20 — A boutique hotel and restaurant that was once a Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery, a vacant elementary school converted to twenty-seven senior affordable apartments designated for retired teachers and school administrators, and a former furniture warehouse converted to 104 market-rate loft apartments are among the imaginative and innovative rehabilitation projects to be honored with the 2013 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (“Timmy Awards”).

This week, the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) announced eight winners and seven finalists for this year’s “Timmy Awards”, which will be presented at a luncheon and ceremony on November 14, 2013 at the Langham Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts in conjunction with NH&RA’s Fall Developers Forum.

Selected by a multidisciplinary panel of judges, the winners and finalists were chosen from a total of thirty qualified applicants representing fifteen states including California, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

“This year’s submissions were amongst the most impressive we have seen since starting the competition in 2005.  You can’t help but be impressed by the high level of creativity and vision that goes in to successfully redeveloping these historic properties,” said Thom Amdur, Executive Director of NH&RA.  “This year’s finalists and winners are poster children for Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit at its very best – an economic engine that revitalizes neighborhoods, generates new jobs as well as much needed housing all while preserving the historic fabric of our towns and cities.”

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.

This year’s winners by category are:

Winner – Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Small (Under $5 Million Development Costs)
First Ward School Apartments, Elkins, WV
Developer: AU Associates, Inc. (Lexington, KY)
Architect: Omni Associates – Architects (Fairmont, WV)
Historic Consultant: Historic Rehab, LLC (Richmond, VA)

Winner – Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Medium (Between $5-10 Million Development Costs)
Russell School Apartments, Lexington, KY
Developer: Fayette County Local Development Company / Lexington-Fayette County Urban League (Lexington, Kentucky)
Architect: REB Architects (Nicholasville, KY)

Winner – Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Large (Over $10 Million Development Costs)
Kelly Cullen Community, San Francisco, CA
Developer: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Architect: Gelfand Partner Architects (San Francisco, CA)
Historic Consultant: Frederic Knapp Architects (San Francisco, CA)

Winner – Best Historic Rehab Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Developer: 21C Museum Hotels (Louisville, KY)
Design Architect: Deborah Berke Partners (New York, NY)
Executive Architect: PWWG Architects (Pittsburgh, PA)
Historic Consultant: Judy Williams HPC (Columbus, OH)

Winner – Best Commercial /Retail/ Non-Residential Project
Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Milwaukee, WI
Developer: Gorman & Company, Inc. (Oregon, WI)
Architect: Gorman & Company, Inc. (Oregon, WI)
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC (Chicago, IL)

Winner – Best Market-Rate / Mixed-Income Residential
C&E Lofts, Saint Paul, MN
Developer: Exeter Realty Company (Saint Paul, MN)
Architect: BKV Group (Minneapolis, MN)
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Adviors, LLC (Chicago, IL)

Winner – Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Involving New Construction
Elm Terrace, Portland, ME
Developer: Community Housing of Maine (Portland, ME)
Architect: CWS Architects (Portland, ME)
Historic Consultant: Sutherland Conservation & Co. (Augusta, ME)

Winner – Most Innovative Adaptive-Reuse
Harvest Commons Apartments, Chicago, IL
Developer: Heartland Housing (Chicago, IL)
Architect: Landon Bone Baker Architects (Chicago, IL)
Historic Consultant: McGuire Igleski & Associates (Evanston, IL)

In addition to the previously announced winners, NH&RA is also announcing finalists in its two judges award categories.  The Judges Awards are selected from the entire pool of applicants.  Winners of the Judges Awards will be announced at the November 14 awards luncheon and ceremony at the Langham Hotel in Boston.   This year’s finalists by category are:

Finalist – Judges Award: Achievement in Sustainability
Cottage 36, Traverse City, MI
Developer: LC Companies (Ann Arbor, MI)
Architect: Concept Design Studios (Norton Shores, MI)

Finalist – Judges Award: Achievement in Sustainability
Harvest Commons Apartments, Chicago, IL
Developer: Heartland Housing (Chicago, IL)
Architect: Landon Bone Baker Architects (Chicago, IL)
Historic Consultant: McGuire Igleski & Associates (Evanston, IL)

Finalist – Judges Award: Achievement in Sustainability
Lafayette Place Lofts, Pontiac, MI
Developer: Layfayette Place Lofts, LLC (Pontiac, MI)
Architect: TDG Architects (Pontiac, MI)

Finalist – Judges Award: Most Advanced Financial Structure
Historic East Side Suites, Lancaster, PA
Developer: Meeder Development Co. (Lancaster, PA)
Architect: Hilles Architects (Lancaster, PA)

Finalist – Judges Award: Most Advanced Financial Structure
Lowell Community Health Center
Developer: Lowell Community Health Center, Inc. (Lowell, MA)
Architect: Durkee, Brown, Viveiros, & Werenfels Architects (Providence, RI)
Historic Consultant: Tremont Preservation Services (Ipswich, MA)

Finalist – Judges Award: Most Advanced Financial Structure
NSO Bell Building, Detroit, MI
Developer: Neighborhood Service Organization (Detroit, MI)
Architect: Fusco, Shaffer, & Pappas, Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI)
Historic Consultant: Kidorf Preservation Consulting (Detroit, MI)

Finalist – Judges Award: Most Advanced Financial Structure
Temple Art Lofts, Vallejo, CA
Developer: Domus Development LLC (Irvine, CA)
Architect: YHLA Architects (Oakland, CA)
Historic Consultant: Galvin Preservation Associates (El Segundo, CA)

Winners and finalists were selected by a multi-disciplinary panel of judges, boasting expertise in architecture, real estate development, construction, public policy, and historic preservation.  The 2013 Timmy Awards 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, CohnReznick, LLP (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.

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.

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@housingonline.com.

The 2013 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.

NH&RA Thanks Our 2013 Timmy Awards Sponsor:

NTCIC

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