Cincinnati Magazine Honors GBBN With Two Interior Design Awards
At the Cincinnati Magazine's Third Annual Interior Design Awards ceremony held last week, two GBBN projects received honors.
The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Community Resource Center was chosen in the "adaptive re-use/historical preservation" category. The Rosmur Vue Condominiums project won in the "residence under 3,500 square-foot" category.
The ACS Hope Lodge Community Resource Center project, located at the corner of Reading Road and Oak Street, is a historic structure originally built as the Ursuline Academy. The 47,000 square-foot structure was made available through a long-term lease with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Designed to serve as a "home away from home" for oncology patients being treated in Cincinnati area hospitals and their caregivers, the building provides short-term residential accommodations including common kitchens, dining, gathering and living space, as well as 23 guest suites, made available free of charge to those families through a referral by the physician. The building is also the new Administrative Offices and conference/training facilities for the Hamilton County Unit of the ACS.
GBBN Architects renovated the Rosmur Vue Condominiums, a 10,500 square-foot, 1920's six-story industrial infill that once housed a manufacturing and storage facility. The building with its unusually small floor plans of 18" x 94", was thought to be undesirable for commercial use. The innovative and creative thinkers at GBBN realized its unique appropriateness for urban lofts. The building houses five market-rate condominiums (one unit per floor) with secured and structural parking at the base. Various owners share a rooftop terrace.