Artspace Mixed-Use Development
Client: Artspace
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
  • 72,000sf adaptive reuse of a former historic office building into 42 full-service living units.
  • A combination of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments.
  • Removal of aluminum facade and restoration of original building and windows to open the space for daylighting and views.
  • Public gallery space on the first floor delivers space for exhibits and hosting other events.
  • Sustainable design strategies led the project to achieve Enterprise Green Communities Certification.
INTERESTING FACT: This renovation took two internally-connected historic buildings: The Mehrum Building (a 1900 French Renaissance design) and the Lindley Building, built in 1913, that were vacant and dilapidated, and created a vibrant, mixed-use arts facility in downtown Hamilton, OH.
AWARDS: Ohio Heritage - Best Public Private Partnership Award
Architecture|Interior Design

Originally constructed in 1913 and 1990, two historic buildings in Hamilton, Ohio, underwent an extensive, $11.8M renovation in 2012. Uniquely designed as a live/work project, the space provides a community gallery area as well as four storefront and retail spaces on the 3,000sf ground floor.

"Artspace’s mission is to create and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. SHP honored its mission by designing and constructing 42 artist live/work units that are affordable, functional and efficient - converting two historic dilapidated and vacant structures in the process. This project was an early catalyst in the renaissance taking place in downtown Hamilton."
– Jeffrey Sackenheim, Vice President of Architecture, SHP