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Stewardship Award – Preservation Austin

This thoughtful adaptive reuse project utilized a light touch, allowing preserved 1940s era drill press machinery to serve as a reminder of the building’s productive past. Preservation efforts at the site included retaining the open floor plan, wide-spanning metal trusses, and expansive windows.

The Hangar’s transformation from its aviation and industrial origins into a welcoming retail garden center retains the structure’s historical and architectural integrity while serving as a model for the stewardship and revitalization of other unusual historic properties. The project is a testament to the power of adaptive reuse and the continued value of Austin’s industrial architecture.