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DoubleTree Adds Final Touches Ahead of Opening

“…Working on the building has been “a professional moment of pride,” said Paul Hagman, president of architecture company RBF CoLab. Hagman specializes in historic preservation and adaptive reuse. For Hagman, one of his favorite moments was the discovery of prism glass that was in the building’s storefront. The band of glass was shown in the…

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RBF Colab recognized for Best Traditional Home by Fine Homebuilding magazine

The 2018 Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Awards recognized RBF Colab Architecture with the ‘Best Traditional Home’ award for a local residence in Poland Village, OH. Held annually by Fine Homebuilding magazine and Taunton Press, the HOUSES Awards seek excellence in six building, design, and performance related categories. With a mixed magazine readership that includes both professionals and homeowners, each of the…

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Architect Provides Rotary with Stambaugh Project Update

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Asked which floors the building trades are working on as renovation of the Stambaugh Building advances, architect Paul Hagman had a simple response Wednesday: Pretty much all of them. Hagman is president of RBF CoLab. Following several months of cleaning the downtown building of debris, workers in the building trades are busy…

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Career Inspiration Came Early for Architects

Paul Hagman: A Good Fit “The details in every building, the small things that are required to make a building work, have always been of interest to me,” says Paul Hagman, president of RBF CoLab. “It’s not necessarily about the building itself,” he continues. “Oftentimes it’s about the processes and the method that you use…

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Downtown Hotel Project Begins with Terra Cotta Work

Pictured: Architect Paul Hagman shows plans for the conversion of the Stambaugh Building into a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Downtown Hotel Project Begins with Terra Cotta Work YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel downtown, planned for the Stambaugh Building downtown, should to be complete in late 2017, an architect affiliated with the project…

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