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BD+C's 2016 Reconstruction Award Winners

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Lovejoy Wharf, and the Bay Area Metro Center are just a few of the projects recognized as 2016 Reconstruction Award winners.

November 16, 2016 |

Building Design + Construction’s 33rd annual Reconstruction Awards honor 20 projects for standing out as the best in renovation, preservation and adaptive reuse work.

For the 2016 Reconstruction Awards, BD+C awarded one Platinum award, 3 Gold awards, 10 Silver awards, four bronze awards, and two honorable mentions. The projects ranged in use from performing arts centers and boutique hotels to office buildings and cathedrals.

Each award-winning project is listed below. For more information about each, click on the project’s name or image.





Exclusive Chicago Club re-emerges as a boutique hotel

Chicago, Ill.





Fire-charred synagogue rises to renewed glory

New York, N.Y.


Adaptive reuse juices up an abandoned power plant

Austin, Texas


Big-box store rescaled to serve as a preventitive-care clinic

Federal Way, Wash.





The Gallery at the Three Arts Club

Chicago, Ill.


KETV-7 Burlington Station

Omaha, Neb.


Lovejoy Wharf

Boston, Mass.


St. Patrick's Cathedral

New York, N.Y.


The Cigar Factory

Charleston, S.C.



Chicago, Ill.


Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine And Performing Arts, Brock University

St. Catherines, Ont.


Bay Area Metro Center

San Francisco, Calif.


Noble Chapel

Colma, Calif.


Arc at Old Colony

Chicago, Ill.





San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building

San Francisco, Calif.


The Masonic Temple

Glendale, Calif.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy

BUzzards Bay, Mass.


The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Washington, D.C.



Honorable Mentions


QTS Chicago Data Center

Chicago, Ill.


Ennis Hall, Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Ga.












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