Reconstruction Awards

Photo: Raj Das Photography

December 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 1915 castle on BU’s campus is carefully restored for alumni events.

Photo: IMOTO Photo

December 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This post-Katrina project has become a citadel of the arts and education in the Crescent City....

Google, Spruce Goose

Photo: Connie Zhou

December 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The hangar that once housed the Spruce Goose is adapted to meet a tech giant’s workplace needs....

Smithsonian Koch Hall

Photo: Smithsonian Institution

December 10, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The new enclosed FossiLab gives visitors a glimpse into the exacting work of Smithsonian scientis...

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TWA Hotel at JFK Airport

Photo: David Mitchell

December 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A dormant, 1960s-era flight center is converted into a snazzy hotel and conference facility.

Main Stair in Columbus Metro Library Hilliard Branch

Wooden accents in the staircase offset the mostly white space and help to define programmatic elements. Photos: Cory Klein Photography

December 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Senior living clubhouse becomes a modern library in central Ohio.

Brick on the south and west elevations was replaced with glazing to bring in sunlight

Brick on the south and west elevations was replaced with glazing to bring in sunlight.

December 05, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A long-forgotten five-and-dime store becomes a  speculative office property in Minnesota’s capita...

The Revolution Hotel

The Revolution Hotel team stained the floor with a bold Mid-Century Modern pattern, designed by Adam&Co and Mark Grundig. The murals are by Tristan Eaton.

December 04, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Once a 1950s-era YWCA, The Revolution is now a hip new hotel in The Hub.

Hudson Commons

All Photos: Karen Fuchs Photography

December 02, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

A project team converts a 1960s industrial structure into a Class A office gem.

The renovated Metropolitan Opera House

The new concert hall has hosted Excision, Pentatonix, John Legend, and, most appropriately, The Revivalists. Photo: Live Nation.

November 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

An early 20th-century opera house now hosts concerts from Disney Acapella to Weezer.

North elevation of the University of Chicago Harris School at the Keller Center

Photos: Tom Rossiter

November 25, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Project team goes all out for LEED Platinum and the Living Building Challenge.

The Great Hall of Chicago's Union Station

The Great Hall of Chicago’s Union Station. The skylight was retrofitted with 858 panes of high-efficiency glass. All photos: : Amtrak & Goettsch Partners

November 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

What’s the cure for a leaky skylight? Another skylight built above it, of course.

The east façade of the Ottawa train station,  now the new home of Canada’s Senate.

November 21, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Canada’s Senate gets an interim home in what was once the capital’s main train station.

Springfield Technical Community College

Corten steel canopies along the 764-foot façade mark new entrances into Springfield Technical Community College. All photos: Chuck  Choi

November 19, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

College unites student services under one roof.

The Paint Factory exterior

The reconstruction of the Paint Factory, built in 1947, creates a mixed-use development that has been a catalyst for new construction in the surrounding community. All photos: Ken West Photography.

November 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An enlightened A/E firm is spurring redevelopment in an old industrial section of Little Rock....

Union Terminal exterior

The restoration of Union Terminal and the massive fountain at its entrance took 2½ years. The rotunda spans 180 feet. Eight mosaic and 22 painted murals were restored. Photo: Brad Feinknopf.

November 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Painstaking care went into restoring Cincinnati’s train terminal/museum complex.

The museum's west entrance

The west entrance of the museum is laid onto the landscape and inserted into the topography. All photos: Paul Colletti Photography/©IMEG Corp

November 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The project team used its creativity to overcome floods and other obstacles to construction.

The zachry exterior

Once a four-story, precast concrete box, the Zachry has become a campus threshold and gateway. All photos: Randy Braley Photography

November 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Texas A&M’s engineering school builds for future growth.

The 1906 bank’s limestone façade and colossal engaged columns

The 1906 bank’s limestone façade and colossal engaged columns. All photos: Todd Mason/Halkin Mason Photography.

November 12, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

New headquarters mixes old and new to help this fast-growth company attract top talent.

Five-story penthouse

The copper-clad spire of the five-story Pinnacle Penthouse has a private elevator, two sets of stairs, and a great room with a 24-foot vaulted ceiling and a 360-degree view of Manhattan. All photos: Ralph D'Angelo / Cig Digital Inc.

November 11, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The one-time tallest building in the world is now home to an exclusive residential clientele.

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Wrigley field looking to the northeast

Wrigley Field, looking northeast toward Lake Michigan. Two new digital scoreboards flank the traditional scoreboard whose numbers are manipulated by hand. All photos: Mark Ballogg/Ballogg Photography.

November 08, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Venerable Wrigley Field is raised up in a top-to-bottom restoration that took five years to compl...

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Springfield exterior plaza

An aerial view of MGM Springfield’s campus. The elaborate masonry of the State Armory building (at left, in foreground) was renovated and re-supported to serve as a new entertainment venue for the development. Photo: CHODOS, Inc.

November 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Can a new resort and casino pump life into a city once renowned as the nation’s arms maker?

2019 call for entries: BD+C awards programs
January 14, 2019 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors invite your firm to apply for one of our annual AEC industry recognition and awards...

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January 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Keep this tip sheet handy when preparing your Reconstruction Awards entry, as these are some item...

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2019 Reconstruction Awards Entry Information

Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, Tenn. 

January 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Only projects completed or occupied between January 1, 2018 and July 12, 2019 are eligible.

Call for entries: 2019 Reconstruction Awards

Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio

January 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

The 2019 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects...

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The Kipnes Lantern. Younes Bounhar, Doublespace Photography

December 04, 2018 | BD+C Editors

Cincinnati Music Hall, MASS MoCA Building 6, and 20 Times Square are just a few of the projects r...

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December 03, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

These four projects won honorable mentions in BD+C's 2018 Reconstruction Awards.

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