Adaptive Reuse

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Historic Church Becomes a Modern Family’s Sanctuary Historic Church Becomes a Modern Family’s Sanctuary

The challenge for this adaptive reuse project: turn a dilapidated, 100-plus year-old former house of worship into a house suitable for family living while still respecting the original historic structure. See how the project team of Broadhurst Architects and McFarland Woods pulled off this remarkable before-and-after.See photos of the project and more winners of the 2015 Remodeling Design Awards. More

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Merit Award, Green Remodeling Over $250,000: Reduce, Reuse, Renew

A thoughtful design and skillfully executed adaptive reuse of a turn-of-the-century warehouse. More

Overlook Clipper Mill LEED-Silver Homes in Baltimore Bring Contemporary Style to an Historic Mill
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Overlook Clipper Mill LEED-Silver Homes in Baltimore Bring Contemporary Style to an Historic Mill

A touch of contemporary design and sustainability revitalizes a historic site in... More

Clean Sweep
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Clean Sweep

To break Thompson Remodeling employees of the habit of hoarding unused products,... More

Builders Are Urged To Consider the Green Benefits of Deconstruction Vs. Demolition
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Builders Are Urged To Consider the Green Benefits of Deconstruction Vs. Demolition

Demolishing an existing house for a renovation or infill project may be quick and... More

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New consumer demands

The level of sophistication of clients has absolutely changed," says Steve Kirstein, a principal at BOWA Builders, McLean, Va. "There are no easy projects anymore. Marla Griffin, Metropolitan's marketing director, also says Ikea's affordable prices brought better-designed products to a larger audience.The new consumer is much better informed -- primarily about the importance of good design -- than in the past. More

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