Bethany Waters

Bethany Waters

Brooklyn, NY, US


Historical Adaptive Re-Use / Commercial + Residential

Built in 1860, the commercial brick structure situated in the heart of downtown had multiple alterations to it’s original appearance implemented over the decades. The project was to restore the facade of the original building (including reconstructing the three original dormers on the roof), refurbish the existing commercial spaces on the ground and basement floors, and build a rear addition allowing for new residential apartments. This project had added significance as the building also has rear frontage on the river running through the town, meaning access, visibility, and aesthetics needed to be addressed from all sides. Period accurate materials and details were utilised to provide a seamless fit within Exeter’s Historic District.

My role in this project consisted of the production of a full set of schematic drawings, the construction of a ½” scale chipboard model and rendered elevations for a historic district committee presentation, and an on-site measure-up of key components of the existing structure.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Exeter, NH, US
My Role: Design Team Member + CAD Technician + Renderer (physical model also constructed)
Additional Credits: Completed with Driver-Ryan Architects