The Cooper Wins Merit Award by Associated Builders and ContractorsNovember 24, 2021
Every November, the Associated Builders and Contractors, Delaware Chapter (ABC) spotlights the best of the best within the construction industry at the Excellence in Construction Awards. This year, The Cooper was honored with the Merit Award for projects over $10 million.
The Cooper is a 92-unit multifamily residential community on Lower Market Street in Wilmington, DE. The Cooper pays tribute to the former Cooper Furniture Store that previously occupied the site at 212 N Market Street in the 1950s with its iconic sign on King Street. The design of the present-day Cooper honors the rich history of the location by refurbishing the original cast-iron façade built in 1874 by Royer Brothers of Philadelphia. This project combined the former Cooper Furniture building with several other parcels that were unfit for modern use to introduce a vibrant apartment community with a stunning courtyard reminiscent of Scandinavian architecture and rooftop deck overlooking Market Street.