WAREHOUSE TRANSFORMATION WINS CRAIN CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD

WAREHOUSE TRANSFORMATION WINS CRAIN CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD

 NASHVILLE, Tenn.Crain Construction Inc. received an Excellence in Development award from the Urban Land Institute Nashville District Council (ULI Nashville) for transforming a warehouse into Class A office space.

Through an adaptive reuse project, Crain Construction was part of the team that converted a former warehouse at 2963 Sidco Drive into office space for c3/consulting and for the general contractor’s new headquarters. Crain Construction built the original warehouse in 1959.

The warehouse transformation won a ULI Nashville Excellence in Development award in the private sector/small project category. The development team included WVF Sidco LLC, STG Design, Crain Construction Inc., Al Wilkinson Landscape Architect, Barge Cauthen & Associates.

“We’ve completed more than a dozen projects in the 100 Oaks corridor, and it was especially rewarding to transform this warehouse we originally built in 1959 into new space that reflects Nashville’s new economy,” said Michael Rankin, president of Crain Construction.

Approximately 620 ULI Nashville members and guests gathered for ULI Nashville’s Excellence in Development Awards on May 8 to celebrate excellence in the areas of land use, design, construction and economics. Additionally, the awards honor collaboration among development team members.

Judges from Indianapolis, Houston and Atlanta based their decisions on criteria that support ULI’s commitment to best practices in the use of land and leadership in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. This includes design excellence, innovation in land use, contribution to the community, reflection of the neighborhood or regional character, use of a public/private partnership, environmental sensitivity and financial viability and worthy of emulation.

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