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Ganek Architects, Inc.

June 18, 2013 08:00 ET

Ganek Architects, Inc. Honored With 2013 Paul Tsongas Award for Renewal of Historic Properties

CARLISLE, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Ganek Architects, Inc., an award-winning architecture firm with broad experience in historical, commercial and residential projects, today announced that they are the recipients of the 2013 Paul Tsongas Award for Historic Preservation projects. "The Tsongas Awards honor those who make historic preservation projects happen," states James W. Igoe, President of Preservation Massachusetts, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth's historic and cultural heritage. "Ganek Architects exemplifies the skill, creativity and pragmatic approach required to maintain the integrity of these historical sites, and make the vision a reality."

"These historic structures were once the life blood of New England," says Barry Ganek, AIA, LEED AP, CEO of Ganek Architects, Inc. "It is deeply satisfying to restore them to the urban fabric; to take something that was desolate and forsaken and turn it into something that is vibrant and fully alive once again. That is what Ganek Architects is passionate about and why the recognition that this award brings means so much to us."

Barry Ganek also cites the firm's developer-centric design philosophy as a key to the success of historical renewal projects. "Just as form follows function, the bottom line is also an element of design. There is no reason why a project cannot be functional, beautiful and affordable all at the same time." "Design should be optimized to support the bottom line, not as a constraint, but as a parameter," agrees Ganek Architects' Senior Associate, Michael Wade. "This philosophy has been central to making historical restoration projects workable for the developers who rely on us."

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About Ganek Architects, Inc.
Ganek Architects, Inc designs to the goals and needs of our partner developers. We always remain conscious of and responsive to their pro forma and timelines. We believe that the bottom line is a design element, not a constraint. We apply this philosophy to historic, commercial, residential, religious, municipal and industrial projects. Ganek Architects employs state of the art technology including Building Information Modeling (BIM), LEED expertise and advanced CAD to deliver value and precision to all projects.

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