11 Brock Street - Hamilton
The Hamilton Spectator, February 3rd, 2018 By: Kelly Noseworthy
Gritty steel town charm has merged with modern design on Brock Street in Hamilton's North End.
It's where you'll find a funky, upscale red-brick building nestled between Hughson and John streets and one block south of the waterfront trail along Guise Street East. The previously flat and boxy profile has been transformed using materials from the city's industrial era: corrugated metal, brick, glass and steel. It's surrounded by a traditional neighbourhood that's seeing its share of renovations and upgrades. Bill Curran, principal at Thier + Curran Architects Inc., who lives a few blocks south, got up close and personal with this once-rundown 1880s machine shop that was put on the market two years ago. He refused to dismantle it, instead morphing the one-storey heritage building into three "distinct" freehold townhomes. It is "a project we are very, very proud of."
The project also appeared in a Globe & Mail article.