Our Services

Our work enhances and strengthens historic buildings and spaces for adaptive use – an antidote to a disposable society. This reflects our belief that historic places offer communities a touchstone, a connection to the past in a rapidly changing world. We apply our broad expertise to researching and understanding the social, cultural, and historic value of structures and settings, and then engage our experience in architectural design, preservation, conservation, and sustainability to create places with historic meaning adapted to modern needs.


ARCHITECTURE

We see historic buildings and spaces as one episode in a long continuum of cultural development. As a part of that continuum, we preserve the work of others while creating places and spaces that enhance the present and are there for future generations to experience. Our work is a creative integration of planning, contemporary design, sustainability, and materials conservation, and we approach our projects open to all the possibilities that will emerge, engaging our clients and stakeholders and embracing their visions.

 

 

  • Preservation
  • Restoration
  • Rehabilitation
  • Programming
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Seismic Strengthening
  • New Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Universal Access Design
  • Building Assessments
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Construction Administration

PLANNING

People want familiarity in their environment, comfortable places to explore in new and different ways. Our preservation planning work helps owners, governments, and design professionals navigate the process of historic resource recognition, evaluation, and approvals to create iconic places. We help clients reach their social, economic, and cultural goals with expertise in architectural history, preservation, cultural resources assessment, planning, environmental review, sustainability, and urban design.

 

 

  • Historical Research
  • Historic Context & Resource Surveys
  • Cultural Resource Inventories
  • Historic Structure Reports
  • Historic Resource Evaluations
  • Local, State, and National Register Nominations
  • Eligibility Determinations
  • Design Guidelines
  • HABS Documentation
  • Environmental Compliance Documentation
  • Historic Preservation Ordinances
  • Historic Preservation Plans
  • Master Planning
  • Tax Credit Certifications
  • Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program Applications and Administration

CONSERVATION

Historical materials and finishes lend authenticity to their structures. Using the latest diagnostic equipment, we inspect and analyze historic fabric, both on-site and in the laboratory. Our in-house lab allows us to conduct chemical and microscopic analyses of a broad range of materials, reducing costs for our clients and allowing for in-depth investigation. Detailed reports and construction documents help clients implement conservation methods, which we develop through extensive research and testing.

 

 

  • Materials Conservation
  • Conditions Surveys
  • Façade Inspections
  • Repair & Maintenance Plans
  • Conservation Construction Management
  • Maintenance & Remedial Work
  • Non-Destructive Materials Investigation