The Jacksonville Business Journal at the Barnett Building

LOCATION: Jacksonville, FL


SQ. FT.: 160,000 s.f.

Dasher Hurst, working with our client Southeast Group and Danis Construction developed the design to adaptively reuse the historic Barnett Building as an exciting new catalyst for the redevelopment of downtown Jacksonville. The building is planned as a mixed-use facility including business incubator and accelerator programs, higher education, and residential spaces, and promises to be the “hub” of downtown’s emerging center for startup business.

The 18-story building, constructed in 1926 as Jacksonville’s tallest building, will be fully restored including its exterior masonry, stone, windows and dramatic new lighting. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, thereby making it eligible for historic tax credits which will help fund the renovation. Additionally, the project achieved LEED Certification.


• 2019 – Downtown Vision Project of the Year
• 2019 – AIA Jacksonville Award of Excellence
• 2020 – Florida Preservation Award in recognition of Outstanding Preservation in the field of Adaptive Reuse. 2020 Project of the Year for Renovation & Preservation from the Associated Builders & Contractors, North Florida Chapter
• 2019 – EPIC Award from LISC Jacksonville – Barnett Building
• 2019 – NAIOP North East Florida Chapter – Renovation Project of the Year
• 2019 – Jacksonville Downtown Vision, Inc – Project of the year
• 2019 – AIA Jacksonville Test of Time Award
• 2020 – AIA Jacksonville Craftsmanship Award

1022 Park St #208, Jacksonville, FL 32204