I was given the privilege to photograph the Phoenix Brewery Apartments near the Medical Campus and recently learned that the project will be given an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Here are the photographs from the shoot and Buffalo Rising's article on the recognition from the Preservation League of New York State.
"The Preservation League of New York State has selected the Phoenix Brewery Apartments on the Medical Campus to receive an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The League’s statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting and reusing New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage.“Built in 1888 as a brewery, this building has already risen from the ashes once, when a fire destroyed more than half the structure and it earned its moniker ‘Phoenix Brewery’,” said Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League. “This project has transformed a vacant building and is the first market-rate residential development in the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus neighborhood. Meticulous restoration of the building’s brick and sandstone masonry, replacement of the lost central “crown” of the structure’s cornice, and sensitive interior work earned the approval of the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Office, facilitating the use of Historic Preservation Tax Credits.”Carmina Wood Morris, DPC was retained by Sinatra & Co. to design the structure’s reconstruction and restoration, securing Historic Preservation Tax Credits necessary to fund the project’s implementation. Sinatra is donating ten percent of project profits to Say YES Buffalo, a community education collaborative aimed at increasing high school and post-secondary completion rates.The awards will be presented at the Preservation League’s Awards Ceremony in New York City at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10th at the historic New York Yacht Club, 37 West 44th Street." - Article by Buffalo Rising