Updates on our Main Street Fellows Program: So much has happened in the past 2 weeks!
On Thursday, a new contract was signed with the Department of Commerce for $217,000. The new contract begins July 1st and extends for three years. So IARc students will continue to provide schematic designs to multiple NC Main Street communities for preservation-sensitive facade rehab schemes and upper story apartment conversions into 2022!
At the annual NC Main Street Conference in Salisbury, students Torrey Orlopp and Monica Davis, as well as Professor Jo Leimenstoll gave a presentation entitled Designing for Downtown and also had the chance to speak with Governor Roy Cooper (pictured below).
Finally at the annual Preservation North Carolina Conference this past week in Wilmington, two annual Carraway Honor Awards for Preservation were projects that involved IARc students:
1) Jeff and Valerie Mitchell won an award for the rehabilitation of a downtown commercial building in Elizabeth City — the Main Street Fellows designed the facade scheme the Mitchells implemented.
2) Eric and Michael Fuko-Rizzo won an award for the restoration of Hillside here in Greensboro — the video included a couple photos and credits to the IARc student team who participated in the Designer showhouse for Hillside.
Photo of Governor Roy Cooper with Jo Leimenstoll, Monica Davis, Davy Yang, and Torrey Orlopp