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More stories about Preservation

  • On the Job

    Raising the bar on efficiency; restoration in the round

  • Historic Buildings Restored for Seniors Housing

    ALLENTOWN, PA. - . Pennrose Properties specializes in restoring landmark buildings, and its expertise was just what this city needed to transform two early 20th Century downtown buildings into 63 one-bedroom apartment units for independent seniors aged 62 and older.

  • Historic School’s Students Come Home

    ANNAPOLIS, MD. - A cultural landmark for African-Americans in Maryland, the Wiley H. Bates High School sat vacant for more than 20 years.

  • Utah School Remade into Housing

    PROVO, UTAH - . The Provo City Housing Authority not only saved a historic school from being razed, but also used the property as a catalyst for neighborhood rejuvenation

  • Finalists by Category

  • Custom House, New York City

    The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, a 1907 Cass Gilbert masterpiece at the southernmost tip of Manhattan, contains many treasures. Portraits of explorers and carved wooden screens in the old collector's office vie to capture the visitor's eye, often losing out to the colorful fresco cycle of...

  • San Antonio Spirit

    During the day, it's one of a handful of romantic pre-Depression-era skyscrapers gracing the downtown skyline. But at night, ask any San Antonian to name the most iconographic building of their hometown and chances are good the Tower Life building will top the list (OK, the Alamo and Tower of...

  • In the News

    Big builder goes solar; restoration show; affordable-housing index; more

  • A combination of indirect light and modern pendants help turn an outmoded commercial building into urban apartments.

    huntsman architectural group's renovation of the landmark at Grant Avenue, one of the first office-to-residential conversions in San Francisco's central business district, stands as a testament to lighting's ability to alter an existing space for alternative uses. Designed by Coxhead and Coxhead...

  • Crafting the Historic Luminaire

    The architectural considerations for a historic preservation project can be complex, and the same holds true for its lighting.