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Project Highlights

Mark Turner Construction completed the renovation and adaptive reuse of the historic Whittaker Memorial Hospital in August 2019. The project converted this National Register Art Decoinfluenced building c. 1943, into 67 apartments utilizing VHDA financing and historic tax credits. Exterior elements were renovated including refurbishing existing windows and brick repair with historically accurate materials. On the interior, intact architecturally significant elements were retained while completely rebuilding the interior including all new walls, ceilings, finishes, HVAC, electrical, sprinkler, and elevator. An exterior courtyard was repurposed to provide outdoor amenities, including grilling, seating, and dog walk.

Project Details

Location: Newport News, VA

Owner: Whittaker Development II, LLC

Architect: Walter Parks Architect


  • ENR Best Residential/Housing Project 2020
  • ABC Excellence in Construction Allegiance Award 2020
  • ABC Excellence in Construction Honor Award Residential/Multi-Family 2020
  • HRACRE Award of Merit Best Renovated or Historic Rehabilitation Project 2020
  • Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference 2020, Best Housing Preservation/Revitalization Effort Award