The Reynolda House Museum of American Art was awarded Commercial Historic Renovation Project of the Year by Ludowici Roof Tile Company
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (JUNE 10, 2022) – The Reynolda House Museum of American Art is pleased to announce that the recent renovation of the Reynolda House’s 30,000 square foot bungalow roof has been recognized by the Ludowici Roof Tile Company as Historic Commercial Renovation Project of the Year.
As a distinctive feature providing much of the house’s architectural character, the roof renovation project honors the vision of the house’s original designer, Charles Barton Keen, for thoughtful design and high-quality materials brought together by craftsmen. experts. In 2020-2021, Reynolda House partnered with architect Joseph K. Oppermann, the Frank L. Blum Construction Company, and the Baker Roofing Company to restore the century-old tile roof.
“We are honored that our renovation project has been recognized by the Ludowici Roof Tile Company,” said Allison Perkins, Executive Director of Reynolda. “Our team of nationally renowned and respected architects, engineers and curators understood the importance of thoughtful restoration to ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and the historic house. It is gratifying to see our commitment to using the finest materials, employing exceptional craftsmen and maintaining historical integrity recognized in this way. »
The Commercial Historic Renovation Project of the Year is awarded to projects that demonstrate excellence in the design and installation of terracotta roofs. After careful deliberation by the Ludowici jury, the Reynolda house project exceeded all criteria of exceptional craftsmanship and the use of unique tiles.
“We take our role as stewards of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art very seriously,” said Joseph K. Oppermann, Director and Founder, Joseph K. Oppermann – PA “The design of the house was innovative in its time, but only grew in aesthetics captivated by its timeless simplicity.We are grateful to the team at Ludowici for their appreciation of our process and its outcome.
This is the second award given to the Reynolda House Museum roof renovation effort. The project has already received the Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence from the North Carolina Preservation Consortium.
Reynolda is located on 170 acres in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and includes Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Reynolda Gardens, and Reynolda Village Shops and Restaurants. The Museum presents a renowned art collection in an incomparable historic setting: the original 1917 interiors of the 34,000 square foot home of Katharine and RJ Reynolds. Its collection is a timeline of American art, and featured exhibits are offered in the museum’s Babcock Wing gallery and in the rooms of the historic house. The gardens serve as a 134-acre outdoor horticultural oasis open to the public year-round, with colorful formal gardens, nature trails and a greenhouse. In the Village, the estate’s historic buildings now house a vibrant mix of boutiques, restaurants, businesses and services. Plan your visit to reynolda.org and use the free Reynolda Revealed mobile app to tour the estate.
About Ludowici Tile
For over 130 years, architects, homeowners, universities, commercial and government customers have turned to Ludowici for terracotta clay tile products of unique architectural beauty that stand the test of time. . Manufactured in New Lexington, Ohio, our clay tile products are endlessly customizable and backed by a 75-year warranty. Ludowici clay tiles are of the highest quality available – chosen to adorn thousands of historic and newly built structures around the world.
About Joseph K. Oppermann – PA
Joseph K. Oppermann – Architect, PA, (JKOA) is an architectural firm based in the historic arts district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It has a national reputation for preserving, restoring and reusing historic properties, including many of the country’s most important landmarks. The company also designs new architectures in historical contexts. It has received more than thirty major awards for preservation excellence at the national, state and local levels.
About Frank L. Blum Construction Company
Founded in 1923, Frank L. Blum Construction Company has been a trusted construction partner to homeowners across North Carolina for generations. With the lowest actively used general contractor license number in the state of North Carolina – License #18 – the 97-year-old company has a solid reputation for withstanding the toughest economies, partnering with the most demanding owners and excel in the most complex projects. Many iconic and beloved buildings bear the Blum Construction imprint of fine craftsmanship on the original structure or its subsequent renovation or restoration.
About Baker Roofing
With over 100 years of experience, Baker Roofing Company has become one of the nation’s largest roofing contractors. In 1915, WP Baker hung a sign in his downtown Raleigh store stating that Baker Roofing (then Baker Rawls Tin Shop) was open for business. This sign said “We will do a good job”. At a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but still good work. Since that day in 1915, Baker Roofing has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected roofing contractors. Baker Roofing Company now has over 20 locations in the Southeast and performs work across the United States.