A. Martini & Co. was the General Contractor for the renovation of the August Wilson House, the playwright’s childhood home. The multimillion dollar restoration and addition led by the architect in collaboration and direction from the Daisy Wilson Artist Community, transformed the long-neglected property into a destination arts center that serves as a cultural hub in the Hill District neighborhood.

A. Martini & Co. worked with the August Wilson House team for nearly five years on preconstruction activities, keeping the vision and design intent intact; RACP and CITF funding was secured as well as numerous grants from regional foundations. Due to the distressed condition of the home, AMC needed to address many unforeseen conditions throughout construction.  Our team worked collaboratively with the design team along with the subcontractors and MWDBE firms for this project. The team has secured 28% MWDBE participation for the project.

Completed, the August Wilson House restored and reimagined August Wilson’s childhood home as an interpretive exhibition space; provide culturally compelling community programs for the black arts tradition and aesthetics; and has elevate artists and scholars to develop and co-develop works within the Hill District.