NH&RA Launches 11th Annual “Timmy” Awards

Press Contact: Thom Amdur, Executive Director
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
(202) 939-1753 or tamdur@housingonline.com


11th Annual “Timmy” Awards Seeks Nominations for the Best and the Boldest in Historic Rehabilitation

Washington, DC (April 30, 2015) –  For the 11th year in a row, the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) invites housing professionals from across the country to join them in celebrating exceptional examples of historic rehabilitation. The Annual  J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation are the only awards to honor and call attention to the preservation and restoration of America’s historic properties and to celebrate innovative redesign and usage of great buildings from our past.  NH&RA is now accepting applications for this unique awards competition. Entries in each of the nine categories are judged on the basis of overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, and market success.

The “Timmys” look for a wide variety of nominees proposed by a wide variety of people interested in American architecture, design and development.  If you would like to enter a deserving project, please submit an application by no later than Friday, July 31, 2015.

The 2015 “Timmys” will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Commercial/Retail/Non-Residential Project
  • Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Small (Up to $10 million total development cost)
  • Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Large (Over $10 million total development cost)
  • Best Historic Rehab Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits
  • Best Market-Rate / Mixed-Income Residential

Four special Judges Awards, drawn from the entire pool of applications, will be awarded for:

  • Most Advanced Financial Structure
  • Achievement in Sustainability
  • Most Innovative Adaptive Reuse
  • Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehabilitation


Winners from the 2014 competition include:

Best Commercial, Retail, or Non-Residential Project
Cider Gallery (Lawrence, Kan.)
Developer: Flint Hills Holdings (Lawrence, Kan.)
Architect: Rosemann and Associates (Lawrence, Kan.)
Historic Consultant: Rosin Preservation (Kansas City, Mo.)

Best Historic Rehab Using LIHTCs – Large (Total Development Cost Above $10 Million)
Ames Shovel Works (North Easton, Mass.)
Developer: Beacon Communities, LLC (Boston, Mass.)
Architect: Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (Cambridge, Mass.)
Historic Consultant: Tremont Preservation Services (Boston, Mass.)

Best Historic Rehab Using LIHTCs – Small (Total Development Cost of $10 Million or Less)
The Warwick (Newport News, Va.)
Developer: Community Housing Partners (Richmond, Va.)
Architect: CHP Design Studio (Christiansburg, Va.)

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits
Lykes Steamship District (New Orleans, La)
Developer: Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation (New Orleans, La.)
Architect: John C. Williams Architects, LLC (New Orleans, La.)
Historic Consultant: Fricker Historic Preservation Services, LLC (Baton Rouge, La.)

Best Market-Rate or Mixed-Income Residential
The Locks (Richmond, Va.)
Developer: WVS Companies (Richmond, Va.)
Co-Developer: Fountainhead Development (Richmond, Va.)
Architect: Walter Parks Architects (Richmond, Va.)
Historic Consultant: Sadler Whitehead (Richmond, Va.)

2014 Judges’ Award Winners

Achievement in Sustainability
The Commons at Imperial Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Developer: Columbia Residential (Atlanta, Ga.)
Co-Developer: National Church Residences (Columbus, Ohio)
Architect: Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects PC (Atlanta, Ga.)
Historic Consultant: Ray & Ellis Consulting (Atlanta, Ga.)

Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehabilitation
Linwood Mill Apartments (Northbridge, Mass.)
Developer: EA Fish Development (Braintree, Mass.)
Co-Developer: O’Connell Development Group, Inc.  (Holyoke, Mass.)
Architect: The Architectural Team (Chelsea, Mass.)
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC (Boston, Mass.)

Most Advanced Financial Structure
Cambridge YWCA (Cambridge, Mass.)
Developer: Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development (Boston, Mass.)
Architect: Davis Square Architects (Somerville, Mass.)
Historic Consultant: Epsilon Associates (Maynard, Mass.

Most Innovative Adaptive Reuse
Schmidt Artist Lofts (St. Paul, Minn.)
Developer: Dominium Development (Plymouth, Minn.)
Architect: BKV Group (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC (Washington, D.C.)

More information about the “Timmy” Awards, the 2015 application round, as well as application instructions and Frequently-Asked-Questions can be found on NH&RA’s website at https://www.housingonline.com/about/j-timothy-anderson-awards. Questions should be sent to NH&RA at info@housingonline.com.


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,” please visit our website at www.housingonline.com or contact Thom Amdur, 202-939-1753, tamdur@dworbell.com.

Press Contact:
Thom Amdur
Executive Director