Urban Trifecta

Princeton, NJ
Commercial
2011

A vintage residential neighborhood gently recedes into the malaise of disrepair, hastened by the aging of the original homeowners and the steady creep of absentee landlords; fractured sidewalks and tangled utility lines choke the life from the fabled streets. The residue of shops and restaurants that retreated a decade ago amounts to vacant buildings that paint the daylight dark.

It is said that Architects are attracted to old garages and warehouses like moths to a flame. In this case, the warehouse /garage was one third of the property; the remaining two thirds included two domestic –turned-commercial structures. Just shy of the upended economy, the architect/owner seized the opportunity to restore life to the property and the street by renovating the warehouse and transforming it into a storefront architectural studio.

Awards:

American Institute of Architects, Chapter Awards NJ Merit Award – 2014