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Roderick Artspace Lofts wins Award from Development Trade Magazine

El Paso’s Roderick Artspace Lofts, a partnership of the El Paso Community Foundation and Artspace Projects, Inc., has received an Award of Merit from a leading trade magazine.

Builder and Developer magazine announced the award for the Roderick Artspace Lofts in the category of “Best Affordable Housing Community for 60 to 100 dwelling units per acre.” It is one of four top vote-getters in the category, and one of only five Texas projects among the nearly 200 award winners from around the world.

“The El Paso Community Foundation is thrilled with the award, which reflects a commitment to quality exhibited by every member of the team,” said Eric Summerford Pearson, President and CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation.  “This award should really be dedicated to Chris Cummings and Katherine Brennand, whose vision brought the idea of the development forward.”  Chris’s father, Chris Cummings, Sr., gave the land where the Roderick Artspace Lofts is located.

The Roderick Artspace Lofts, located at 601 N. Oregon, were built by Jordan Foster Construction and was designed by Matthew Meier and Bill Helm, a partnership of HHL Architects from Buffalo, New York, and Las Cruces-based ASA Architects.

Mr. Helm has since formed his own architecture firm, In Situ Architects in El Paso.

The artists lofts were named for the Roderick Family and its generations of philanthropy through the El Paso Community Foundation.  The lofts opened in January 2017.

In addition to housing artists of various media, the Roderick’s commercial spaces include Fab Lab and the Nomu Café.

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  1. The Roderick Artspace in a very nice designed building, on April 1st we attended the Downtown Living Tour, the living accommodations and amenities were excellent! I had a chance to speak to a couple of new residents and I asked them about the living environmental conditions and they both replied pretty much positive, with one exception, NOISE! I was thinking about moving into one of these new lofts considering the type of artwork I do with crafts, but the noise they were talking about was noise coming from musician musical instruments, like drums etc. Well at least the artspace lofts sounds decent enough for younger people and the building itself is very modern for the art’s people, noise and all.
    They should build another artspace loft in downtown, build it sound proof and build it bigger as well I’m sure it wouldn’t have any problems getting filled up with tenants.

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