Honor Award for Urban Design - Cleveland Center of the American Institute of Architects
Preservation Award - Cleveland Chapter of the AIA & Cleveland Restoration Society
The renovation of League Park repositions this national icon as an historic attraction, community park and Hough neighborhood gem. City Architecture worked closely with the City of Cleveland and the neighborhood’s development corporation to develop programming and a master plan for the district, capitalizing on the energy created by the ballpark’s reconstruction. The project includes the adaptive re-use of the historic ticket house as the Baseball Heritage Museum, the bleacher wall's stabilization, a new visitor center building that serves as a community facility and the reestablishment of the baseball field itself into a fully functional facility. The field's layout and orientation matches its famed 1920 World Series configuration. The construction of the "Great Wall" towers over Lexington Avenue and serves as a reminder that Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run at League Park. This reinvestment into the Hough neighborhood extends beyond the ballpark, but signifies momentous district-wide investments that enhance residents' quality of life and adds to Northeast Ohio's richness and regional history.