Hensville wins for ‘historic preservation’ at 2017 aia toledo design awards
We couldn’t be more humbled and proud to see a shared vision for the Toledo Warehouse District go from well-intentioned idea to reality and get to see Hensville grow into what it has become today. We’d like to thank The Toledo Hud Hens and The Lathrop Company for the opportunity to work together to bring about positive change to an area of Downtown Toledo, and we hope that Hensville continues to represent the possibilities for the revival to Downtown Toledo!
For the culmination of the Celebration of Architecture Week, the Toledo Chapter of AIA hosted their Design Awards Ceremony, in which Hensville was honored with the award for historic preservation. The Jury, chaired by Detriot Architect Michael Poris of McIntosh Poris, stated:
“The jury liked the impact this project made on the community. By creating new public spaces from underutilized streets and lots and restoring vacant buildings it transformed the neighborhood. The warehouse district maintains its character while becoming something new. An entertainment-focused area that enhances the usefulness of the stadium district beyond game times. The building restorations kept the character of the buildings intact while creating mixed uses that support the neighborhood from restaurants and bars to offices, banquet facilities, and rooftop terraces. Reuse of salvaged materials from the buildings displays the care that went into this project.”
It is always a gratifying experience to see our peers acknowledge our design intent, especially when we couldn’t have said it any better ourselves. Thanks again to The Toledo Mud Hens for making the investment in our community. We’d also like to congratulate our peers who won awards at the 2017 AIA Toledo Design Awards.
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