Notre Dame Academy
Original Construction: 1914
Restoration Completed: 1999
Project Cost: $9.7 million
Scale: 103,000 sq. ft.
Services Provided: Architect of Record; Preservation Consultant for Federal Tax Credits; Code Compliance, Interiors
National Trust for Historic Preservation: 2002 Award for Excellence
Housing and Urban Development: 2001 Secretary's Award
American Institute of Architects:
2000 Award Winner
Cleveland Restoration Society:
1999 Multiple Housing Preservation
The Notre Dame Academy, built in 1914 and regarded as one of Cleveland’s finest buildings in the collegiate gothic style, was rehabilitated to create 73 units of affordable senior housing, with the chapel converted to a community center for the residents and surrounding neighborhoods. The building was severely deteriorated and presented substantial challenges for adaptive use, but the end result was a successful project, demonstrating that despite the extensive obstacles it is possible to overcome.