Bringing new life and purpose to old buildings is a challenging and rewarding task, not to mention a fundamental pursuit of sustainable design. We have uncovered soaring wood-beam ceilings in a college library, transformed a derelict brick factory into a centre for sustainable cities and are repurposing a textile mill into a Fine Arts faculty. By reinterpreting buildings for contemporary purposes, we keep alive a vital link with the past and blend new and old in the fabric of urban life.
By renovating the site’s former jail into administrative offices, the design connects the facility to the history of the site and enriches the entire complex.
2015 Jury Comments, AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards