Preservation & Adaptive re-use
Preservation projects are equal parts art and science. Working with historic and landmarked buildings requires both an in-depth technical knowledge of the building technology, and creative re-use. In addition to the protection and restoration of historic materials and systems, most preservation projects require significant code upgrades. These two, often conflicting, requirements must be harmonized in innovative ways. For a preservation project to truly succeed, the building must also adapted to a new use in a sympathetic way.