95 King Street East Arts Centre + Lofts
Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Awards – Excellence in Design and Urban Regeneration 2015
HBSA Award of Excellence for Heritage/Adaptive Reuse 2014
Client CityHousing Hamilton Corporation
Complete gutting, renovation and third floor addition to a historic commercial building fronting on Gore Park to accommodate 12 loft-style residential apartments, with a focal ground floor art gallery and artist studios. Exterior LED lighting emphasizes the features of the historical facade of the upper stories. A new highly custom ground floor facade of steel-clad panels and glass includes an oversized custom wood pivoting door to the gallery. Unique finishes, colours and details enliven what might otherwise be a bland apartment building, and speaks to its mission as a downtown renewal catalyst and hub for the burgeoning arts community.