The Potomac River Generating Station is a former coal-fired power plant that has been dormant since 2012. (Hilco Redevelopment Partners)
“We’re excited about the chance to reintegrate it into the surrounding urban fabric, open up that access to the waterfront and create a really dynamic district with world-class architecture,” said Melissa Schrock, the senior vice president of mixed-use development at Hilco. “We think the city of Alexandria deserves nothing less.”
Source: Hilco buys Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria for mixed-use project – The Washington Post
Mr. Guy is an associate professor of practice and director of the MS in Sustainable Design program, School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America (CUArch), Washington, DC. He is also the director of the Center for Building Stewardship, and director of the MS in Facilities Management program at CUArch. Mr. Guy’s teaching and research focus on sustainable and healthy materials and C&D waste, life cycle assessment, prefabrication and modular design, design to use reclaimed materials, design for deconstruction, and building deconstruction. In 2005, he co-founded the Building Materials Reuse Association, and he has conducted deconstruction projects throughout the US.
Source: Deconstruction vs. Demolition | Fairfax, VA
The White Brick House on Friday April 13, 2018, in Forest, Va.
The two-and-half-year-old business is run entirely by about 20 women between 18 and 60 years old selling items priced from 50 cents to $600.Breiholz has noticed women are living a more creative life and are finding their own terms of what they want their life to be like.
Source: At White Brick House in Forest, vendors sell home decor in a historical setting | Business | newsadvance.com
“I don’t find those two things contradictory at all,” says Elsner, describing their love of the historic neighborhood and modernism. “In fact, the old exterior and new interior elements just adds to our aesthetic.”
Source: In Richmond, a creative couple makes an old house their canvas – Curbed
However, during the Great Depression, maintaining the cemetery and the headstones suffered because of scant funding. The city decided to cut the tombstones in half and lay the top halves, which were engraved with the soldiers’ details, on the ground so they no longer stood erect. These makeshift flat graves saved money on mowing and maintenance costs. The bottom halves of 2,200 slain tombstones were then sold for the princely sum of $45. Their new owner, Oswald Young, used them to build his house, chimney, and walkway…
Source: The Tombstone House was built with 2200 discarded gravestones / Boing Boing
Starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, Camp Okoboji will be auctioning off its Crafts building in order to make room for the new DISCOVER Activity Center.
The goal is to recycle, reclaim and repurpose as much of the Crafts building as possible. It has many old windows and doors, benches, work tables, wood flooring, tongue and grove siding and paneling, exhaust fans, bathroom fixtures, etc.
Source: Dickinson County News: Community News: Camp Okoboji to auction building, contents (08/02/16)
In 1864, the church became the first black church in town and remained a center of religious activity for the local black community until it was removed from active use in 1994.
The Town Council and staff are very interested in the community’s ideas about how this wonderful structure might be used to the benefit of the town.
via Middleburg Seeking Ideas for Historic Asbury Church Adaptive Reuse – Leesburg Today Online—Daily News Coverage of Loudoun County, Leesburg, Ashburn: Middleburg Life.
“We are proud of this project and the role that is has played in the ongoing urban revitalization of downtown Roanoke,” said Burt Pinnock, AIA, principal. “When considered as a whole, the success of West Station makes a strong argument for how long-term engagement and quality design can bring new life to our historic neighborhoods.”
The Lofts were part of a grander revitalization effort spearheaded by developer Bill Chapman of Bill Chapman Enterprises to reclaim and rebrand the neighborhood of West Station. Adjacent to a large rail yard, the area had fallen into disrepair, but both Chapman and Baskervill saw potential.
“We took a two-step approach,” Chapman said. “First, we created a downtown district with a new name to convey the idea of change, and then we built high quality, design-centric space that clearly showed that change was happening. We designed and installed street banners then built The Lofts at West Station. We were 100 percent occupied in 90 days and have stayed that way ever since. The project has been a resounding success and a catalyst for further investment in the neighborhood.”
via BASKERVILL ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECT WINS RICHMOND URBAN LAND INSTITUTE 2013 VISION AWARD | Baskervill | Archinect.
“This is a restoration, renovation and expansion of the existing historic theater,” Lekometros says. “It’s a historic tax credit project. The theater building is the star of the show, so to speak. The building is very dramatic. It sits in a place where the fabric of the neighborhood is a very important part of Church Hill and we are trying to find a new vitality for it.”
The project will include a blend of commercial space on the street level and rental apartments above the retail space.
The second site, called the Nolde Garage project, will include over 6,000 square feet of retail space with frontage on 24th Street and Patrick Henry Park. Additionally, it will include 16,000 square feet of residential apartments, split between a renovation of the historic Nolde Garage, and the ground up construction of townhouses.
“This was an old stable building that became a garage. The mindset we are bringing is about salvaging the building on the property and expanding it on the same level,” Lekometros says. “The need for housing at different levels does exist and there’s an appropriateness to the project given the rebirth of the neighborhood.”
via Lawrence Group Designing Two Reuse Projects in Richmond, Va. | Multi-Housing News Online.
(Denice Thibodeau/Register & Bee)
Charles Pierce, who is overseeing the deconstruction of the buildings at the Schoolfield Mill site, walks through rows of timbers and piles of wood taken out of the No. 3 Dress building so far. That building is in the background, and work has begun at the right end of the building; they will take out that end of the building first, then the center 5-story section, and finally the left end of the building.
via Schoolfield Mill site to be bought by Danville IDA – GoDanRiver.com: Danville.
“These workers are specialists in salvage and they are doing their work environmentally at the same time,” Moneyhun said. “Our contract with them is tearing down the building to property level in exchange for the materials that are in there. You have handmade brick, lumber and steel products that are still salvageable and very valuable.”
via Deconstruction of old Bristol knitting mill building yields valuable construction materials – TriCities.com: Local News.