Tom Meyer's (BArch, 1974) firm, MS&R, has been awarded one of 14 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Awards for its work on the Urban Outfitters corporate campus. The project involves the conversion of five buildings in the historic Philadelphia Navy Yard into design studios and office space. The jury cited the project as "a great example of a reuse project. The industrial buildings were beautifully renovated, resulting in an open, collaborative environment that reflects the image of the company that they portray in their clothing stores.... The tension between old and new, tactile and smooth, light and dark, indoor and out, all of this while holding in character with the corporate image -- genius."
This is MS&R's second AIA Honor Award; the first was for the Mill City Museum, which involved the adaptive reuse of the National Historic Landmark Washburn A Mill ruin, in 2005.