Adaptive Reuse / Merit
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS converted an abandoned public school building into 92 loft-style condos with two levels of underground parking. Our judges lauded the results as "skillfully done inside and outside."
Preserving while creating, the design team retained the brick shell, standing seam roof, and wood windows but widened the connection between the two wings, added new dormers, and replaced the mechanical exhaust cupola. The sleek units highlight 11-foot to 14-foot ceilings, 12-foot windows, exposed brick, and Italian ceramic tile.
"We wanted to do modern insertions, so the interiors are simply detailed," says David T. Haresign, AIA.