We're Honored -- And We're Inspired

May 26, 2017

We’re honored, humbled, grateful and most importantly – we’re inspired.

Over the past two months Crosskey Architects has been presented with five awards by CREW CT - The Real Estate Exchange, the Connecticut Main Street Center and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, for our work on multiple projects throughout Connecticut. Most notably, we were recognized for our adaptive reuse of Capewell Lofts by all three. To each of these incredible organizations - we say thank you.

Here is a quick look at each of the projects we were commended for:


Capewell Lofts – Hartford, CT
Connecticut Real Estate Exchange (CREW CT) – Best in Class, Multifamily Housing
Connecticut Main Street Center – Keystone Award
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation – Connecticut Preservation Award

For decades, it appeared to many a passerby that the abandoned Capwell Horse Nail Factory would eventually collapse and never see a new day. However, hope was restored and the transformation of an architectural ruin to Capewell Lofts was the vision of the Corporation for Independent Living (CIL). For Hartford, this project is a beacon of imagination, hope and renewal. CIL acquired this project in 2014 with the goal of converting the two mill buildings into residential and commercial buildings. Although broken, damaged and dirty, there were no issues the structure presented that were insurmountable. Conversion of the building into 72 apartment units. included the infill of concrete floors consistent with the original flooring. It also included new windows to match the historic proportions and the installation of modern and industrial finishes. The finishing touches boasted stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, mill-type lighting as well as average ceiling heights of 20 feet in the loft-style units.


Harral, Security, and Wheeler buildings – Bridgeport, CT
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation – Connecticut Preservation Award

In 2012, Kim Morque(President of Spinnaker Real Estate), embarked on a journey of a lifetime. The goal: Rehabilitate three vacant historic buildings in Bridgeport’s Downtown North neighborhood. The E.W. Harral, Security, and E.E. Wheeler Buildings (HSW) have been redeveloped with commercial space on the lower level and multi-family housing units on the floors above. Combined, the three properties offer 70 residential units (18 affordable and two live-work) and five retail spaces.


777 Main Street – Hartford, CT
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation – Connecticut Preservation Award

Located on Main Street in downtown Hartford, this ca. 1965 former office building has been redeveloped as a mixed use property. The first floor has commercial space, and the upper 26 floors are multifamily housing – a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The scope of work included a complete renovation of the multifamily floors, cleaning of the concrete exterior and new roofs, with a green roof on the low building. Crosskey Architects was the associate architect for the contract documents and construction administration. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Thank you CREW CT - The Real Estate Exchange, the Connecticut Main Street Center and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for honoring our work and inspiring us to continue to strive even higher.


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