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Press Contact: Thom Amdur, Executive Director
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
202-939-153 or tamdur@housingonline.com

NH&RA Celebrates 10th Annual “Timmy” Awards: Call for Entries for Best in Historic Rehabilitation

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: Thom Amdur, Executive Director
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
(202) 939-1753 or tamdur@housingonline.com

NH&RA Celebrates 10th Annual “Timmy” Awards: Call for Entries for Best in Historic Rehabilitation

Washington, DC (May 29, 2014) –  Washington, DC (May 29, 2014) –  National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the  2014 and 10th Annual  J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.  The “Timmy” Awards are the only awards to honor and call attention to the preservation and restoration of America’s historic properties and to celebrate innovative redesign and usage of great buildings from our past.  Entries are judged on the basis of overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, and market success.

The “Timmys” look for a wide variety of nominees proposed by a wide variety of people interested in American architecture, design and development.  If you would like to enter a deserving project, please submit an application by no later than Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST. The “Timmy” Awards will be presented at a gala luncheon in conjunction with NH&RA’s annual Fall Developers Forum in Boston, Massachusetts on October 7.

The 2014 “Timmys” will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Commercial/Retail/Non-Residential Project
  • Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Small (Up to $10 million total development cost)
  • Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Large (Over $10 million total development cost)
  • Best Historic Rehab Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits
  • Best Market-Rate / Mixed-Income Residential

Four special Judges Awards, drawn from the entire pool of applications, will be awarded for:

  • Most Advanced Financial Structure
  • Achievement in Sustainability
  • Most Innovative Adaptive Reuse
  • Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehabilitation

Winners from the 2013 competition include:

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Small (Under $5 Million Development Costs)
First Ward School Apartments, Elkins, WV
Developer: AU Associates, Inc. (Lexington, KY)
Architect: Omni Associates - Architects (Fairmont, WV)
Historic Consultant: Historic Rehab, LLC (Richmond, VA)
 
Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Medium (Between $5-10 Million Development Costs)
Russell School Apartments, Lexington, KY
Developer: Fayette County Local Development Company / Lexington-Fayette County Urban League
(Lexington, Kentucky)
Architect: REB Architects (Nicholasville, KY)
 
Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Large (Over $10 Million Development Costs)
Kelly Cullen Community, San Francisco, CA
Developer: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Architect: Gelfand Partner Architects (San Francisco, CA)
Historic Consultant: Frederic Knapp Architects (San Francisco, CA)
 
Best Historic Rehab Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Developer: 21C Museum Hotels (Louisville, KY)
Design Architect: Deborah Berke Partners (New York, NY)
Executive Architect: PWWG Architects (Pittsburgh, PA)
Historic Consultant: Judy Williams HPC (Columbus, OH)

Best Commercial /Retail/ Non-Residential Project
Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Milwaukee, WI
Developer: Gorman & Company, Inc. (Oregon, WI)
Architect: Gorman & Company, Inc. (Oregon, WI)
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC (Chicago, IL)
 
Best Market-Rate / Mixed-Income Residential
C&E Lofts, Saint Paul, MN
Developer: Exeter Realty Company (Saint Paul, MN)
Architect: BKV Group (Minneapolis, MN)
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC (Chicago, IL)
 
Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Involving New Construction
Elm Terrace, Portland, ME
Developer: Community Housing of Maine (Portland, ME)
Architect: CWS Architects (Portland, ME)
Historic Consultant: Sutherland Conservation & Co. (Augusta, ME)
 
Most Innovative Adaptive-Reuse
Harvest Commons Apartments, Chicago, IL
Developer: Heartland Housing (Chicago, IL) 3
Architect: Landon Bone Baker Architects (Chicago, IL)
Historic Consultant: McGuire Igleski & Associates (Evanston, IL)

Judges Award: Achievement in Sustainability
Harvest Commons Apartments, Chicago, IL
Developer: Heartland Housing (Chicago, IL)
Architect: Landon Bone Baker Architects (Chicago, IL)
Historic Consultant: McGuire Igleski & Associates (Evanston, IL)
 
Judges Award: Achievement in Sustainability
Lafayette Place Lofts, Pontiac, MI
Developer: Layfayette Place Lofts, LLC (Pontiac, MI)
Architect: TDG Architects (Pontiac, MI)

Judges Award: Most Advanced Financial Structure
NSO Bell Building, Detroit, MI
Developer: Neighborhood Service Organization (Detroit, MI)
Architect: Fusco, Shaffer, & Pappas, Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI)
Historic Consultant: Kidorf Preservation Consulting (Detroit, MI)

More information about the “Timmy” Awards, the 2014 application round, as well as application instructions and Frequently-Asked-Questions can be found on NH&RA’s website at http://www.housingonline.com/TimmyAward.aspx. Questions should be sent to NH&RA at info@housingonline.com.

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For more than 40 years National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has been providing an ongoing forum for professionals in affordable housing and historic rehabilitation to exchange information and build new business relationships. For more information on the “Timmy Awards,” please visit our website at www.housingonline.com or contact Thom Amdur, 202-939-1753, tamdur@dworbell.com

Press Contact:
Thom Amdur 
Executive Director
202-939-1753
tamdur@housingonline.com