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Beacon’s Ames Shovel Works continues to make news! Ames was recently awarded the J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (“Timmy Award”) 2014 Best Historic Rehab Using LIHTCs

October 7, 2014

Nine Projects in Six States Honored at NH&RA Awards Ceremony

Washington, DC – October 7, 2014 —A distressed YWCA in Cambridge, Massachusetts rehabilitated to 103 SRO units for formerly homeless and disabled women; a former Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil factory converted into 174 luxury apartments on Richmond, Virginia’s Canal District; and the adaptive reuse of the historic Schmidt Brewery into artist lofts in St. Paul, Minnesota are among the nine winning projects for the 10th Annual J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (Timmy Awards).

On October 7, 2014, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA), in association with National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC), presented the 2014 Timmy Awards during a ceremony and luncheon at the Boston College Club in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Over the past decade, we at NH&RA have worked hard to grow the “Timmy” Awards program into the prestigious awards program that it is today,” said Thom Amdur, Executive Director of NH&RA. “That is why it is so gratifying to recognize such an innovative group of projects on the program’s tenth anniversary, one of the most impressive groups of projects we’ve seen in the ten year history of the “Timmy” Awards.”

The “Timmy Awards” are named in memory of J. Timothy Anderson, an architect and developer who was an early innovator in the adaptive-reuse of historic properties and a staunch advocate for historic preservation. The awards were created to highlight outstanding real estate projects that involve rehabilitation of older, historic buildings, primarily using state or federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Projects are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel of judges that includes developers, transactional consultants as well as an architect and preservation advocate.. Scoring is based on overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, innovative approach to construction and use of building materials, impact on the community, sustainability, and financial and market success of the project.

The judges for the 2014 awards include:

  • Josh Anderson, Cedarbend Consulting (Wenham, Mass.)
  • Ross Freeman, Pioneer Group, Inc. (Topeka, Kan.)
  • James W. Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts (Boston, Mass.)
  • John L. Kelly, Nixon Peabody LLP (New York, N.Y.)
  • Nick Ratti, CohnReznick LLP (Boston, Mass.)
  • Karl Stumpf, RTKL Associates Inc. (Miami, Fla.)

NH&RA is a professional association of companies and individuals who are involved in affordable housing, historic rehabilitation, and New Markets Tax Credit development. The association meets quarterly for serious discussions of significant issues affecting our business. Designed to foster relationships, the meetings are renowned for our combination of cutting-edge information and opportunities to network and collaborate.

Best Commercial, Retail, or Non-Residential Project

Cider Gallery (Lawrence, Kan.)

Developer: Flint Hills Holdings (Lawrence, Kan.)

Architect: Rosemann and Associates (Lawrence, Kan.)

Historic Consultant: Rosin Preservation (Kansas City, Mo.)

Best Historic Rehab Using LIHTCs – Large (Total Development Cost Above $10 Million)

Ames Shovel Works (North Easton, Mass.)

Developer: Beacon Communities, LLC (Boston, Mass.)

Architect: Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (Cambridge, Mass.)

Historic Consultant: Tremont Preservation Services (Boston, Mass.)

Best Historic Rehab Using LIHTCs – Small (Total Development Cost of $10 Million or Less)

The Warwick (Newport News, Va.)

Developer: Community Housing Partners (Richmond, Va.)

Architect: CHP Design Studio (Christiansburg, Va.)

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits

Lykes Steamship District (New Orleans, La)

Developer: Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation (New Orleans, La.)

Architect: John C. Williams Architects, LLC (New Orleans, La.)

Historic Consultant: Fricker Historic Preservation Services, LLC (Baton Rouge, La.)

Best Market-Rate or Mixed-Income Residential

The Locks (Richmond, Va.)

Developer: WVS Companies (Richmond, Va.)

Co-Developer: Fountainhead Development (Richmond, Va.)

Architect: Walter Parks Architects (Richmond, Va.)

Historic Consultant: Sadler Whitehead (Richmond, Va.)

2014 Judges’ Awards

Achievement in Sustainability

The Commons at Imperial Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)

Developer: Columbia Residential (Atlanta, Ga.)

Co-Developer: National Church Residences (Columbus, Ohio)

Architect: Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects PC (Atlanta, Ga.)

Historic Consultant: Ray & Ellis Consulting (Atlanta, Ga.)

Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehabilitation

Linwood Mill Apartments (Northbridge, Mass.)

Developer: EA Fish Development (Braintree, Mass.)

Co-Developer: O’Connell Development Group, Inc. (Holyoke, Mass.)

Architect: The Architectural Team (Chelsea, Mass.)

Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC (Boston, Mass.)

Most Advanced Financial Structure

Cambridge YWCA (Cambridge, Mass.)

Developer: Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development (Boston, Mass.)

Architect: Davis Square Architects (Somerville, Mass.)

Historic Consultant: Epsilon Associates (Maynard, Mass.

Most Innovative Adaptive Reuse

Schmidt Artist Lofts (St. Paul, Minn.)

Developer: Dominium Development (Plymouth, Minn.)

Architect: BKV Group (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC (Washington, D.C.)

Additional information regarding the awards is available at Journalists and editors seeking additional information about the projects or contact information for the project developers and/or architects should contact Thom Amdur at 202-939-1753-202-939-1753 or

About National Housing & Rehabilitation Association

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.

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