2019 Excellence in Historic Renovation Winner: Bienvenue Condominiums
John Jordan of John S. Jordan Design PLLC in Canterbury
This project is an adaptive reuse of the historic Sacred Heart Church in Concord into ten residential units. Three garden-style units are in the lower-level spaces and seven townhome-style units are in the upper-level spaces. These seven units each have two floors, which required a new second-floor level in the former main church hall. The existing spaces provided a number of opportunities to work with existing church elements, such as the former altar and the windows, in creative ways to provide varied floor plans and spatial experiences.
Judges said: This project illustrates how the transformation of interior church architecture into new dwelling units offers a unique living experience with captivating spatial attributes.