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NH&RA Announces Finalists for 2007 Historic Rehabilitation Awards
NH&RA Announces Finalists for 2007 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

WASHINGTON, DC , September 5, 2007— The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has announced the twenty finalists for the 2007 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation. The “Timmy Awards” were created to honor outstanding real estate projects throughout the U.S. that involve rehabilitation of older, historic buildings using the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. This year’s nominees competed in eight categories.

Winners of the 2007 Timmy Awards will be announced and recognized at an awards ceremony on October 29 in Boston at the 2007 Fall Forum conference of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association. Additional information regarding the conference and awards luncheon including conference registration is available at Reporters and editors seeking additional information about the projects or contact information for project developers and/or architects should contact Thom Amdur at 202-939-1753 or

NH&RA created the “Timmy Awards” in 2005 in memory of Boston Architect and Preservation Advocate J. Timothy Anderson. Anderson was a singular figure in the historic rehabilitation business. His legacy includes numerous Boston area projects as well as a seminal study that helped preserve South Beach in Miami.

The federal historic rehabilitation tax credit is the primary tool used to generate equity to preserve and rehabilitate historic properties. The rehabilitation credit is used primarily to rehabilitate income-producing buildings that are considered certified historic structures. Historic tax credits are often paired with other federal, state and local tax credits and subsidies and are often used in the development of affordable and market rate rental housing as well as commercial, retail and industrial developments.

This year’s finalists by category are:

Affordable Housing (Small/Up to $5 million total development cost)

The Poster Neutra, Los Angeles, CA
Developer: Mike Resnick, Not-A-Box Housing, Inc., Studio City, CA
Architect: Steven Heisler, Beckson Design Associates, Los Angeles, CA
Weldon Small Town Development, Winston-Salem, NC
Developer: Jim Sari, The Landmark Group, Winston-Salem, NC
Architect: Drew Dalton, Dunn & Dalton, Kingston, NC

Affordable Housing (Large/Over $5 million total development cost)

Carleton Place Lofts, St. Paul, MN
Developer: Chris Barnes, Dominium Development and Acquisition, LLC, Plymouth, MN
Architect: Gary Vogel, BKV Group, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Dubuque Casket Company, Dubuque, IA
Developer: John N. Gronen, Gronen Restoration, Inc., Dubuque, IA
Architects: Jeffrey Morton, Morton Design, Dubuque, IA
Chris Wand, The Durrant Group, Dubuque, IA
Dale McKinney, M+Architects, Sioux City, IA
St. Ann's Apartments, Woonsocket, RI
Developer: Richard Relich and Colin O’Keeffe, Arch Street Development, Needham, MA
Architect: Douglas Brown, Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, Providence, RI
The Residences at Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park, Annapolis, MD
Developer: Paul Browne, Community Preservation and Development Corporation, Washington, DC
Architect: Michael Wiencek, Wiencek + Associates/Architects + Planners, PC, Gaithersburg, MD
Whalers Place, New Bedford , MA
Developer: John Rudzinski, WinnDevelopment, Boston, MA
Architect: Michael Binette, The Architectural Team, Chelsea, MA

Mixed-Income Housing (Small/Up to $5 million total development cost)

Parkis/North Elmwood Homeowner’s Group Phase I, Providence, RI
Developer: Michael Lozano, Greater Elmwood Neighborhood Services, Inc., Providence, RI
Architect: Paul Attemann, Donald Powers Architects, Inc., Providence, RI

Mixed-Income Housing (Large/Over $5 million total development cost)

Cold Storage, Kansas City, MO
Developer: Gary Hassenflu, Garrison Development Company, Prairie Village, KS
Architect: Wes Darnell, Wilson Darnell Mann P.C., Wichita, KS
Cupples Station Loft Apartments, St Louis, MO
Developer: Ron Silverman, HRI Properties, St Louis, MO
Architect: Mr. Michael Benz and Joe Schneiders, Forum Studio, Inc., St Louis, MO
Washington Mills Building # 1, Lawrence, MA
Developers: Loryn Sheffner, Banc of America Community Development Corporation, Boston, MA
Sean McDonnell, Architectural Heritage Foundation, Boston, MA
Architect: Michael Viveiros, Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, Providence, RI

Market-Rate Residential

90 West St., New York City, NY
Developers: Moshe Azogui, Brack Capital Real Estate USA
Peter Levinson, Kibel Group
Richard Born, BD Hotels
Architect: H. Thomas O'Hara, H. Thomas O'Hara, Architect, PLLC, New York, NY
Harmony Mills, Lawrence, NY
Developer: Uri Kaufman, Harmony Hills Riverview, LLC, Lawrence, NY
Architect: Peter Seidner, Clover Architectural Group, PC, Albany, NY

Most Innovative Adaptive Re-Use and/or Commercial Rehabilitation

Clipper Mill, Baltimore, MD
Developer: Tim Pula, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Baltimore, MD
Architect: Bob Lyon, Cho Benn Holback & Associates, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke, MA
Developer: Jay Breines, Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke, MA
Architect: Sal Davola, Steffian Bradley Architects, Boston, MA
Syndicate Trust Building, St Louis, MO
Developers: Brian Gorecki, Sherman Associates, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Architect: Steve Burns, The Lawrence Group, St. Louis, MO
The Crane Building, Portland, OR
Developer: Steve Cruzen, Shiels Obletz Johnson, Portland, OR
Architect: Cathy Ballensky, SERA Architects, Portland, OR

Best Historic Rehab or Adaptive Re-Use for Hotel/Hospitality

Renaissance Providence Hotel, Providence, RI
Developer: Kenneth J. Geist, Sage Hospitality Resouces, LLC, Denver, CO
Architect: Erwin Lim and Frank LaSusa, BBG Architects, New York, NY
West Baden Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs, IN
Developer: George Ridgway, WBSH Acquisitions, LLC, Bloomington, IN
Architect: George Ridgway, G.S. Ridgway & Associates, Vincennes, IN

Best Sustainable/Green Historic Rehab

Heilig-Levine Project, Raleigh, NC
Developer: Greg Hatem, Empire Properties, Raleigh, NC
Architect: Don Tise and Craig Carbrey, Tise-Kiester Architects, PA, Chapel Hill, NC

The finalists were judged and selected by a diverse panel of experts that included:

For more than 36 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,” the Fall Forum and NH&RA please visit or contact Thom Amdur, 202-939-1753,