The Rockefeller
CLIENT: Marathon Development
Norfolk, Virginia

Winner: HRACRE 2016 Excellence in Development Design Awards - Best Renovated or Historic Rehabilitation Project Award of Excellence and JURORS' CHOICE AWARD

Renovation of a significant historic downtown Norfolk building and former homeless shelter into an 86-unit, 90,000-SF apartment building.The project will also include a new apartment building (Phase Two) in an adjacent lot. The Rockefeller building is a seven-story structure constructed in 1909 as a gift from John D. Rockefeller to the United States Navy. The space was originally utilized as a YMCA for the Navy and later became a homeless shelter under the Union Mission. The renovation included historic preservation and restoration as well as updated windows, wood flooring, terrazzo, and a new fitness center and club room. Phase One (renovation) was completed in 2015. Phase Two construction will be complete in 2017.

Structural Engineer: Speight Marshall & Francis
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Roach Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn
Historic Preservation: Commonwealth Preservation Group
Interior Design and Furnishings: Kenneth Byrd
Contractor: Virtexco