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Felder & Associates win state design award

The architecture firm of Felder & Associates has been recognized with the AIA Georgia 2015 Design Award in Renovation for its rehabilitation project of the historic Greyhound Bus Depot, which now is a restaurant called The Grey.

The Georgia Association of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) presented its 2015 Honor and Design Awards on April 11 in Atlanta.

Located at 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., the property was originally designed by architect George D. Brown in the Streamline Moderne style of architecture and was constructed between 1937-1939.

“The Grey is a rare and excellent example of this style of architecture in Savannah, and I am very pleased that our work in rehabilitating this property was recognized by AIA Georgia,” said Brian Felder, managing principal of Felder & Associates. “Our priority was to preserve the distinctive features, finishes and construction techniques and match new features to the old in design, color and texture.”

Replacements of old missing features were substantiated by pictorial and documentary evidence and included replication of historic materials as recommended by the National Park Service and following the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.

Owned by New York entrepreneur John O. Morisano with executive chef Mashama Bailey overseeing food operations, The Grey opened in December.

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