GGLO attends Adaptive Reuse panel at NAIOP

May 11, 2023 / NAIOP

On April 6, NAIOP hosted a panel, “Adaptive Reuse: Sustainable Development Event Recap”. The panel included moderator Dayna Dealy (VP Development, Skanska), Kimberly Frank (Principal, GGLO), Grant Howard (Director of Construction, Unico Properties), and Andy Whitmyre (Senior Account Executive, McKinstry).

To kick off the discussion, Kimberly presented the attributes of a building that lends itself to adaptive reuse. She highlighted the Cobb Building, the Alloy, and the Monte Cristo as examples of successful conversions. She stressed the importance of having a narrow floor plate allowing for more windows and explained that many large floor plates have too much unusable square footage when laying out residential units. Choosing the right building is critical to having an efficient apartment layout.

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