CRE Awards 2020: Best Redevelopment Project
An Art Deco masterpiece has come back to life in downtown’s Historic Core. The Trust Building is the area’s most significant revitalized structure, now serving as a mixed-use building. It has transformed the old one with an assertive new intervention. The 10-story building relaunched after an estimated $40-million makeover complete with modern earthquake safety standards and restored original features, such as gilded ceiling decorations that were painted over in late 20th century renovations. The Trust Building has been retrofitted to appeal to modern creative – while retaining its historic character and architectural details – offering newly enhanced retail spaces, a 4,000 square foot restaurant space, rooftop with city skyline views, as well as expansive creative offices amid its historic 11 floors.