Grand Award - 2011 Builder’s Choice Design & Planning Award - Builder Magazine
Honorable Mention for Urban Design - Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Preservation Award of Merit - Cleveland Chapter of the AIA & Cleveland Restoration Society
Award of Merit for Historic Preservation - Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society
Renovation of the Year - NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter
Gold Medal Feature - Building of America Award / Real Estate & Construction Review
The CSU Collegetown Plan establishes a dynamic mixed-use center to support the University community as well as provide a new urban destination in Downtown Cleveland. Development strategies promote new retail and housing and create a truly livable neighborhood that incorporates streetscape and public space improvements that promote a walkable college district. The plan identifies strategies for CSU's repositioning as an urban campus. Once an inwardly-faced campus, initiatives have opened access and view corridors, connecting campus interior courtyards and buildings to Euclid Avenue. Opening the campus' edge along Cleveland's Healthline (bus rapid transit system) has resulted in renewed activity. Collegetown's emergence as a downtown neighborhood brings new life to the city's core.
University Lofts, at the heart of the district was the first phase in the plan's implementation and represents one of Downtown Cleveland's first modern residential buildings constructed within the last decade. The pioneering $10M project builds on distinctive architecture already existing in the Euclid Avenue Historic District, with the corridor and its buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two historic buildings are brought back to their original glory, and complemented by a striking new contemporary infill addition, faced with a floor-to-ceiling glass and metal panel exterior. The new structure establishes a precedent for contemporary architecture that rebuilds the fabric and rhythm of the historic street facades and reinvigorates the main street pedestrian experience. Ground floor areas are dedicated to new retail and restaurant spaces.