The project team proposed a substantial restoration and preservation of two existing historic buildings and a new infill addition at the corner of 14th Street and 9th Avenue.
The new infill building compliments the historic buildings surrounding it in scale and materiality with an exterior terra-cotta frame and brick side walls. The historic buildings will continue to be used as retail space at the ground floor and converted into new office space on the upper floors. The new infill building will house commercial office space with a setback terrace and a roof deck for the use of all tenants.
The infill is a distinct contemporary, but contextual volume, and with the historic buildings, reflects the “cross currents of the urban context and the history and the character of the site and the district.”