13-17 Bay Street + 10 Downing Lounge
Savannah, Georgia, 16,000 sf
This adaptive reuse project contributed to the ongoing improvement of Savannah's historic downtown rehabilitation effort. The 1869 structure had been neglected for decades prior to this major renovation effort. The building was sensitively restored using historically compatible materials and methods in order to achieve federal and state tax credits for historic preservation. The four-story mixed-use project includes the addition of a roof terrace with a penthouse tower at the rear of the building. A second phase of the project, completed in December 2010, converted the former second floor offices into a private event space for Churchill's Pub. The facilities include a dining room for ninety and private bar which opens onto to the main restaurant's rooftop terrace.