Bethany Place

Renovation of a pair of Quonset huts to create new office space for a comprehensive AIDS service organization and transitional housing facility. Located in Belleville, Illinois, this former industrial plant was made fully accessible, a lobby was formed in what was previously an exterior loading area, and a new private outdoor courtyard was created on the backside of the building.


1999 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture AIA/CPC Design Awards, St. Louis Chapter AIA

2000 Distinguished Building Award, Special Recognition, Chicago Chapter AIA

2000 Interior Architecture Honor Award, Chicago Chapter AIA

Jury Comments:

” A high value adaptive reuse both physically and socially.”

” It takes full advantage of the strong existing space and image.”

“The new enhancements are smart, appropriate and cost effective.”

“It makes something special out of nothing.”


Dwellings: Belleville, Illinois” Dwell  Magazine, October 2001