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Preservation Awards

Eleven awards were presented by the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation in November. The awards are presented annually and honorees are nominated and voted on by a foundation committee. The organization recognizes significant examples of preservation through restoration or adaptive reuse of old structures, environmental and educational¬†projects, and lifetime achievement. “The Locker Room Lofts” in Roanoke was presented with an award for the adaptive reuse of the former Central YMCA into a 56-unit apartment building with extended athletic features. Balzer and Associates, Inc. provided Architectural Design, Structural Engineering and Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (via consultants) for the entire project, from initial conceptual design to construction completion. The project included adaptive re-use while retaining the “historic” features of the doors, corridors/circulation, athletic features, entrances to the building, and all of the exterior materials.