Case Study: Adaptive Re-Use
The Beardmore Building
A national icon of historic preservation and sustainability
Built in 1922 in Priest River, Idaho, the Beardmore Building is one of the most architecturally and culturally significant buildings in the region. The goal of its restoration was to revitalize the historic downtown and to rehabilitate the structure according to the Department of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation while demonstrating sustainable building practices. The design integrates the restoration of the original building with new technologies such as rainwater harvesting, energy-efficient lighting, mechanical systems, and photovoltaic arrays. When completed, the building was one of only five Historic Landmark buildings in the U.S. to achieve LEED® Gold certification.
Award Winner Spotlight
Spring 2011: AASLH History News
Runberg sparks revitalization of Priest River's historic downtown
Smithsonian's Traveling Exhibit Debuts in Big Event for Little Priest River
09.2011: The Spokesman-Review
The Smithsonian comes to Priest River
They Built the Beardmore
01.2010: Idaho Magazine
The Beardmore is the story of the rise and fall and poignant rise of a Priest River family's grand edifice.
The Beardmore Block
11.09.2010: Daily Journal of Commerce
The Beardmore is both on the National Registry of Historic Places and LEED Gold certified.
Client: The Beardmore Company, LLC
Status: Completed 2009
Total sf: 32,500
LEED Gold Certification