Grand Award - The Oxford House

When it comes to the adaptive reuse of churches, especially those with historic easements, one thing really matters: windows. Just ask architect Jai Singh Khalsa, whose firm has been repurposing churches and other institutional buildings since 1980.

The auditorium-style church now boasts parking in the basement, two levels of housing, and a mezzanine level. The apartments feature 16-foot ceilings with lofts up to 25-feet high. And one condo boasts an extra-special room: a two-story library that incorporates the steeple.

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