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 The Schlenker Office Building 

Floodplain obstacles overcome, an historical landmark restored and reinvented

This project took advantage of the site's natural grade to place parking below a 22,000 square foot office space addition. The former hardware store received a modern office interior while its original front facade was restored to an 1880's appearance. Featured in CAM magazine for its floodproofing techniques, this project was also awarded a Michigan Building Award by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network citing the adaptive reuse of a significant historic structure.

LOCATION:
Ann Arbor, Michigan

PLAN:
Restoration and environmentally sound expansion in Ann Arbor's Allen Creek floodplain

TEAM:
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Liberty Land Inc.
The Smith Group/Architects 4

AWARD:
2001 Building Award -
Michigan Historic Preservation Network

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Chris Burkhalter Photography

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