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Bethany Place
Belleville, Illinois

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.

 

AWARDS:

• 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."

 

IN THE NEWS:

• "Dwellings: Belleville, Illinois"
Dwell Magazine,
October 2001

 

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