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JOHN DORLINI
JOHN DORLINI, CO-OWNER, CIRCLE DESIGN STUDIO
Past: Whether you're grabbing a quick lunch or attending a lecture on the top floor, the Roanoke City Market Building is a hub of
social energy in the heart of downtown where you might run into
somebody you know and strike up a conversation.
Present: The Y Lofts is one of many projects downtown that repurposes an old, vacant, building with new life. The Y Lofts uses its
previous life of sports and exercise in the old YMCA building to become both a theme and amenity to its renters.
Future: The Bridges Development is a combination of new construction and adaptive reuse of historic structures aimed at a millennial demographic that craves a work/live/play environment with
proximity to Roanoke's outdoor activities. Although it might not
resemble the architecture of downtown, it is a sign that Roanoke's
population is getting younger and more hip.

MONICA ROKICKI-GUAJARDO, OWNER, BETTER
BUILDING WORKS
Past: What a history is represented in Claytor Memorial Clinic
in Gainsboro! It is, unfortunately, on the endangered sites list of the
Roanoke Valley Preservation Association. It is listed on both the state
and national registers and displays gorgeous Art Deco detailing. I can't
wait to see what happens with this building in the future and hope
that it can be renovated in a way that showcases the extraordinary
contributions of the Claytor family and Gainsboro neighborhood.
Present: My relationship with Taubman Museum is complicated.
I do love the way the spaces stack and relate to each other. I love its
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contrapposto (asymmetrical arrangement) attitude to the linearity of
the train tracks and the orthogonal blockiness of historic downtown.
I have misgivings about it from a building science standpoint, but as
a gesture of pure joy in artistic expression, and the conversations it
stirs up, I welcome its irreverent presence in our more sober midst.
Future: The Roof at the Center in the Square hints at the future
potential of roofs, both existing and for new buildings. The tops of
buildings are like canvases just waiting for the right architect or artist
to turn them into inhabitable sculptures, or even just paintings visible from higher buildings.
NOT ALL ARCHITECTURE has to do with the exterior of buildings. Some of it takes place inside and on the grounds. Here are
opinions from Landscape Architect David Hill and Interior Architect
Theresa Dorlini:

DAVID HILL, PRESIDENT, HILL STUDIO
Past: No other building or landscape can convey so eloquently the
past, present and future of the city than John Nolen's 1907 and 1928
Comprehensive Plans for the City of Roanoke. This is the vision for
the place, this living document that outlined how we would deal with
our natural and cultural assets. Natural-area set-asides, downtown and
its expansion, neighborhoods, boulevards, the greenway system, our
very convenient school and park system, and just about every aspect
of life that we now enjoy as a hip city, was outlined in these visionary documents.
Present (Past and Future, too): Stanley Abbott's 1930s plans for the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Roanoker May/June 2017

Worth a Click
From the Editor
Lunch With
Streets of Roanoke
The Gist
Events Calendar
Best of Roanoke 2017
Architects on our Architecture
Fun & Functional: Inside the Glickfield Home
Roanoke Valley Health & Wellness: The A-Z
Tacos ā€˜nā€™ BBQ: A Great Spot for Each
The Dish
Where are They Now?
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