Preservation on the Frontline - Track 4 Adaptive Reuse is Alive and Well in Downtown Kalamazoo

Preservation on the Frontline - Track 4 Adaptive Reuse is Alive and Well in Downtown Kalamazoo

Shared with permission from The Historic Preservation Commission.

Adaptive reuse projects are among the most exciting in the preservation field, and tonight we see three Kalamazoo successes. Tour the Renaissance-inspired1926 Grace Christian Reformed Church that has been the home of Diekema Hamman Architecture & Engineering since its adaptive reuse in 2001. Visit the 1935 Upjohn Company global headquarters building designed by Albert Kahn. The Art Deco building – with its striking three-story façade delineated into 24-bays – has served the Bronson Healthcare system since its 2008 renovation. And explore a unique downtown space located ‘below-the-sidewalk’ of a simple c. 1890 commercial building that, since its adaptive reuse in 2006, has housed the offices of InForm Architecture. After the virtual tour – that will last 35 minutes – join in a panel discussion featuring those who guided you through their properties as well as those who produced this virtual tour.

Recorded 09/19/2020

Categories: Kalamazoo History; Michigan History

Tags: architecture; history; kalamazoo; michigan

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