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Griffin Award

A renovation and addition to an existing site in Asheville, North Carolina, the Preservation Society of Asheville awarded this project the Griffin Award for Adaptive Reuse.An addition and renovation for the Habitat for Humanity corporate office in Asheville, NC. Allison Ramsey Architects was awarded the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County’s 2011 Griffin Award in the “Adaptive Re-Use” category for its’ contribution to the preservation of the historic Southern Railway Building in Biltmore Village. The Griffin Award Recognizes outstanding projects that further the goals of historic preservation. Built in 1927, the Southern Railway Freight Depot is a large, 2-story brick building with extensive loading docks in the rear. The Building was remodeled to accommodate the Asheville Area Habitat’s offices, volunteer workstations, a large conference room, two meeting rooms, and a warehouse space for construction and deconstruction programs. By preserving the Southern Railway building, Asheville Area habitat for Humanity was able to keep its operations in the accessible and popular Biltmore Village area, while preserving a historically- significant building.

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Study Set – The study set is a reduced size (11” x 17”) pdf file of the floor plans and elevations from the construction documents. and is very helpful to understand and see the basic design of the project. It is a useful tool to develop an initial budget with a builder. It is not a License to Build. Upon request, we will credit the purchase price back against the final purchase of the License to Build. The pdf file will typically be emailed to you on the following business day.

3D Model – The 3d model is a Sketchup model of the exterior shell of the project based on the design. The 3D model is not a license to build. It is a tool used to better understand what the exterior of the house and it’s details will look like. It is also quite useful to do color and material studies for the project. The Sketchup file and use agreement will typically be emailed to you on the following business day.

Bidding & Pricing Set – The bidding and pricing set is a pdf of the actual construction documents stamped “not for construction, for bidding purposes only”. They can be used to determine your actual cost with your builder. If after determining cost you decide to move forward, we will credit the cost of the bidding and pricing set against the final purchase of the license to build. The pdf file will typically be emailed within 3 to 5 business days.

One Time License to Build – This License/Fee entitles you to build the proposed design one time. It includes a pdf file of the construction documents for the project along with the license to build. The pdf files will typically be emailed within 3 to 5 business days.

2 year Unlimited Build License – This license fee entitles the purchaser to build as many structures as desired from the plans provided during a 2 year period from the date of purchase. After expiration, any structures built will require an additional license fee.

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