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Hotel Trundle project wins national award

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Hotel Trundle and architect The Boudreaux Group have been recognized with a national award for adaptive reuse and design.

The project, which renovated three buildings at the corner of Taylor and Sumter streets into a boutique hotel and new offices for Boudreaux, won the commercial project category in commercial real estate publication’s 2019 Adapt Opportunity Zone awards.

The awards highlight companies which have demonstrated ingenuity, creative thinking and problem solving in rejuvenating underutilized buildings, according to a news release.

“It is exciting to be recognized among projects from larger cities like Atlanta, Seattle and Philadelphia,” Heather Mitchell, Boudreaux president, said in the release. “This is just further evidence of the forward momentum in Columbia and, even more, the power of creativity and perseverance to reenergize the historic cores of downtowns across our state.”

Hotel Trundle encompasses both floors of the former Western Auto and Rose Talbert Paints buildings on Taylor Street, as well as the first floor of the former Powell Furniture Building. Boudreaux’s offices occupy the second floor of the Powell building.

Mashburn Construction served as the contractor for the project, which utilized tax incentives including abandoned building tax credits.

“Mashburn takes pride in bringing old, empty buildings back to life,” company president Lee Mashburn said. “Our expertise in historic projects brings forward a well-qualified team to ensure the most cost-effective and sustainable preservation techniques that have a long-lasting impact on our community and also provide new, lively spaces to enjoy.”

The project is owned by 1224 Taylor Street LLC, which includes members of the design, development and construction team.

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