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State of Georgia Historic Preservation Awards - The Jaeger Company assisted in two of the 23 awards presented by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation during its 34th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Macon on April 1. The awards recognize the best of preservation in Georgia during the past year. Both TJC projects received the Excellence in Rehabilitation Award, including the Historic Hawkinsville High School in Hawkinsville, Georgia, and the Wynne-Claughton Building, also known as the Carnegie Building, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Historic Hawkinsville High School is a building that has evolved to meet the changing needs of the county school system since the late nineteenth century. This landmark building has been owned and utilized by the Pulaski County Board of Education since the 1940s. The county school system obtained the services of JMA Architecture, as project architects of Perry, Georgia, who retained The Jaeger Company (TJC) of Gainesville, Georgia, for preservation planning and architectural history services. This project resulted in a multi-phase rehabilitation of the building which allowed for the existing services (Pre-K Education, Adult Learning and Administration) to continue, keeping the building operational even during construction to the greatest extent possible. The project began in 2008 with the first phase completed in the fall 2009. The final phase (Phase 3) completed in November 2010 included the rehabilitation of the building’s auditorium. The Old Hawkinsville High School was previously listed in the “2006 Places in Peril” by the Georgia Trust, a list which is generated annually to call attention to threatened landmarks buildings across the state.  
The Carnegie Building, built in 1925 as a “flat iron” shaped office building, was originally known as the Wynne-Claughton Building, but was renamed the Mortgage Guarantee Building after it was purchased by the Mortgage Guarantee Insurance Company in 1928. In 1963 the name was changed to the Carnegie Building to commemorate the former Carnegie Library, which once stood across the street. In 2007 Carnegie Hotels LLC, in conjunction with Diplomat Hospitality, Inc., began planning this $30.4 million project to convert the building from its original use as office space into a hotel. Rehabilitation began in 2008 and the recent completion resulted in the 155-room Marriott Courtyard, known as Courtyard Atlanta Downtown. Working together the design team of architects, interior designers, architectural historians, and preservation planners brought unique perspectives to the project to meet the challenges presented by the building, primarily the removal of most of the historic fabric through two previous renovations.  However, the exterior of the building was remarkably intact as can be seen by a comparison of historic photographs to similar views today. The design team’s approach to the exterior was to “sensitively” clean and, where needed, repair existing features such as the pressed metal cornice damaged by a tornado in 2008.

TJC consulted with the project owners, developers and architects to insure the building’s rehabilitation met preservation standards and was approved for special tax credits. This rehabilitation allowed the owner to receive a $2.9 million in tax credits including the State of Georgia’s 25% Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit (RITC) and Preferential Tax Assessment Freeze, as well as the Federal 20% RITC.  

 

 

 

The National Park Service Receives a National Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Moton Field, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee, Alabama - The Jaeger Company is pleased to announce that Moton Field, the airfield of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has been honored with a National Trust for Historic Preservation award. The Jaeger Company is proud to have worked at Moton Field for the past decade, first developing a Cultural Landscape Report for the entire site, and then producing Historic Structure Reports for nine existing and six missing buildings. As members of a multi-disciplinary consultant team lead by Hartrampf, Title One, Title Two, and Title Three Design Services, focused on the historic core of the airfield were completed. These efforts resulted in construction plans which guided the restoration of the airfield to its appearance during the war years for use as an interpretive historic site for the public. The site was reopened to the public in October 2008.

Please follow this link to the official National Trust for Historic Preservation award announcement

 

 

 

The Blue Ridge Parkway Roadside Safety Manual is published in the International Media - Following the 2009 ASLA Professional Awards recognition for the firm’s work on the Blue Ridge Parkway Roadside Cultural Resources Preservation: A Guide to Assessing Roadside Safety, two articles have appeared in the Chinese media reporting on the project. The first article appeared in early 2010 in Landscape Architecture China, which began publication in 2008 as an academic landscape architectural bimonthly journal and is now sponsored by the GSLA (Graduate School of Landscape Architecture) of Peking University. Landscape Architecture China focuses on the landscape architecture industry, including education and practice both in China and abroad. The audience includes professional landscape architects, planners, governors and students majoring in landscape architecture, urban design, planning, and art.

A second article followed in International New Landscape, a  professional landscape architecture magazine, issued throughout the world.  International New Landscape is also a publishing house for books on landscape, planning and architecture. TJC is honored that this project has been of interest to audiences in the Asia-Pacific area of our world.

 

 

 

The University of Arkansas Receives 2009 Preservation Award - The University of Arkansas received a prestigious 2009 Preservation Award from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas for their Campus Heritage Plan. The Jaeger Company served as the Historical Landscape Architects on a team along with preservation consultants Ruby Architects Inc. and Lord, Aeck & Sargent to create the plan. Together the team addressed the campus’s historic preservation needs and developed a comprehensive strategy for long-range planning and management of the university’s historic resources.

 

 

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TJC Receives a National Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) - The Jaeger Company was recently recognized in the 2009 ASLA Professional Awards Competition. Our collaborative project with the Blue Ridge Parkway staff, Roadside Cultural Resources Preservation, received an Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category.

Please follow this link to the official ASLA announcement