High style can come in all different shades or in this case; materials.
For all you architectural and design enthusiast that want to see some industrial grade materials put to good use. San Pedro Square Market is a great case study of how the old can be made new, bigger and better. Add some corrugated steel, industrial grade doors, beams and more importantly, good design sensibility and you get a space that is a real pleasure to experience.
If the human experience is the most important element considered when creating a building, simple, thoughtful design solutions like these I believe will be the new norm.
A great organization that is currently employing some celebrity and starchitect power that is using such Design / Build methods to do some good down in New Orleans: http://www.makeitrightnola.org/