ROASTERS BLOCK - 2017 GRAND WINNER for PROJECT OF THE YEAR - ADAPTIVE REUSE

Roaster’s Block apartments, in the heart of the Garment District, formerly housed the Folgers roasting plant. The two buildings (The Swofford Brothers Manufacturing built in 1899 of heavy timber construction and the concrete and brick Boss building built in 1914) are now home to spacious lofts that contain modern amenities, but, through thoughtful design, maintain the classic features that celebrate their history.

Original architectural elements such as columns, beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and industrial elements, like the original boiler face gracing a corridor, pay homage to the building’s past and to its years of manufacturing. The community room, lobby, and coffee bar are designed with steel plate walls and bright hazard yellow accents, materials reminiscent of the industrial history. The lofts have modern kitchens and baths, soaring ceilings, and, most notably, enormous windows with views over the river and the bustling streets.

2017 Grand Winner Project of the Year, Adaptive Reuse, by Multi-Family Executive Magazine.

ARCHITECT: Stark Wilson Duncan