Mary Guzowski: The reuse of the neighborhood and partial reuse of the building is the compelling story in this project. There are so many buildings that need to be renovated—this one sets a great example.
Joshua Aidlin: Dramatically dropping electricity usage and therefore cost.
Lauren Yarmuth: The adaptive reuse with this project was killer. The courtyard is strong; the use of daylight is spectacular; reclaimed wood used throughout the building details. It’s a smart example of how to deal with an unattractive existing building waiting to be helped.
Kevin Kampschroer: The daylighting is everywhere, but diffused, so you aren’t causing glare. It’s a beautiful light to be in with the way it is reflecting. 87% of the materials from existing site reused on the new site, which is not easy, and really focusing on what you can do.