Iconica Receives 2015 Driehaus Preservation Award

The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Iconica, a Design-Build firm, one of its four prestigious 2015 Driehaus Preservation Awards for outstanding construction work on restoring the magnificent Iron Block Building in the center of Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Iconica, a true Design-Build firm, one of its four prestigious 2015 Driehaus Preservation Awards for outstanding construction work on restoring the magnificent Iron Block Building in the center of Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Jim Pientka, President, accepted the award on behalf of Iconica’s team at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on November 3, during the opening plenary ceremony of the 2015 National Preservation Conference.


See the video of the project.


“The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage.” —NTHP


Ecstatic and thankful, the team at Iconica tip their caps to Mark Demsky, Architect for Dental Associates, a dental care organization now headquartered in the newly preserved building. Mark’s passion, along with that of Dr. Thomas Manos, Owner of Dental Associates, and Anthony Vastardis, CEO, was the driving force behind the project.


Iconica worked closely with Mark to complete design details and construction drawings, and subsequently complete the construction of the interior renovation. It’s easy to imagine some of the challenges involved with altering a building erected before the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. More details are provided on Iconica’s blog.


Iconica is an Integrative Design and Construction company. The company houses its designers and builders in one office to closely work together in efficiency, information sharing, building better buildings, and client risk-reduction.


“We believe the way buildings are delivered is illogical, risky and getting worse. Our method of delivery transforms the way buildings are put together. This method is agile, reduces risks and better ensures our clients success.”— Jim Pientka, President, Iconica


See more of Iconica’s projects, including the Iron Block Building project, and discover the process here: http://www.iconicacreates.com


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