The Award of Merit is for the sympathetic rehabilitation of an historic building or structure in our nine-county region completed within the past two years.
Bevier Memorial Building 42 South Washington Street, City of Rochester, Monroe County
A signature project of architect Claude Bragdon and a designated City of Rochester landmark, this handsome, 1910 classroom building for Mechanics Institute has been rehabilitated as 15 loft-style apartments, with offices on the first floor. Originally featuring classrooms, art studios, and gallery space, the building was used by Rochester Institute of Technology as late as the 1960s. It subsequently became offices in the 1990s, but remained vacant for the next 15 years. The $2.7 million rehabilitation utilized historic tax credits and was completed by Syracuse developer, Douglas Sutherland of Franklin Properties LLC with Rochester partner Patrick Dutton. King + King Architects in Syracuse were project designers.