This project was the historic rehabilitation of a group of mixed-use buildings in Niagara Falls, NY with commercial space on the ground floor and apartments on the second and third floors. The buildings were in various states of dilapidation at the commencement of work and required extensive structural and brick masonry repair and complete replacement of fenestration and roofing. A one-story rear structure in ruin was demolished and rebuilt as a residential entry and amenity space.
New openings on the ground floor and a new atrium addition combine the separate commercial areas into a coworking space operated by the Niagara Global Tourism Institute (NGTI). The atrium addition functions as the entry for NGTI while a small café serves both the coworking space and the general public via a separate entrance at the prominent corner facing the intersection of Niagara and 7th Streets. Entirely new storefront was designed along the ground floor frontage with subtle variations to express the separate historic buildings that have been combined.